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Birmingham to lead pioneering study to test new treatment for Sjogren's syndrome

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has today announced the start of the UK’s first commercial trial of a new treatment ...

Lymphedema home treatment improves outcomes, reduces costs, researchers find

Home therapy helps control symptoms and save on the costs of treating lymphedema, a painful, often debilitating side effect of life-saving cancer ...

Minute movements of autistic children and their parents provide clue to severity of disorder

INDIANAPOLIS and NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- Imperceptible variations in movement patterns among individuals with autism spectrum disorder are important indicators of the severity of the disorder in children and adults, according to a report presented at the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in November. ... Full story

Electrical Stimulation Could Improve Bladder Function in People with Spinal Cord Injuries

Promising results in rats address major health problem for paralyzed individuals ... Full story

NIH scientists determine how environment contributes to several human diseases

Using a new imaging technique, National Institutes of Health researchers have found that the biological machinery that builds DNA can insert molecules into the DNA strand that are damaged as a result of environmental exposures. These damaged molecules trigger cell death that produces some human diseases, according to the researchers. The work, appearing online Nov. 17 in the journal Nature, provides a possible explanation for how one type of DNA damage may lead to cancer, diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular and lung disease, and Alzheimer’s disease. ... Full story

New national research centre to tackle musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace

A major new research centre to tackle the impact of musculoskeletal disorders on people’s ability to work has been announced by two leading medical research bodies. ... Full story

UCLA researcher pioneers gene therapy cure for ‘Bubble Baby’ disease

Game-changing stem cell treatment to be tested for sickle cell disease next ... Full story

Experts Suggest Single Dose IV Medication as First-Choice Treatment for Paget's Disease

Endocrine Society publishes Clinical Practice Guideline on Rare Bone Condition ... Full story

Coenzyme Q10 Helps Veterans Battle Gulf War Illness Symptoms

Eighty percent of treated veterans improved physical function ... Full story

New Gene Therapy for "Bubble Boy" Disease Appears to be Safe, Effective

PHILADELPHIA — A new form of gene therapy for boys with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome (SCID-X1), a life-threatening condition also known as “bubble boy” disease, appears to be both effective and safe, according to an international clinical trial with sites in Boston, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, London, and Paris. ... Full story

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