Researchers aiming to understand why autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are more common in boys have discovered differences in a brain signaling pathway involved in reward learning and motivation that make male mice more vulnerable to an autism-causing genetic glitch."One...
The retrospective cohort study of 220 Australian children, conducted between 2011-2014, indicates that a "an immune-mediated subtype" of autism driven by the body's inflammatory and immunological systems may be pivotal, according to the University of Sydney's Professor Adam Guastella.Autism...
Fiber pathways in the brain are altered in schizophrenia, a mental illness in which patients may experience hallucinations, psychosis and depression. Credit: Paul Thompson, Ph.D., Neda Jahanshad, Ph.D., and Conor Corbin,USC Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, USC Mark and Mary...
Oncologists are turning to a novel form of therapy to combat cancer: retraining or reengineering the immune system to quash tumor growth. In this seminar, hear from Harvard Medical School scientists and clinicians on the latest approaches that use...
On June 16, 2015, Jeffrey S. Weber, M.D., Ph.D., discussed the cancer immunity cycle and the importance of antigen release and presentation to maximize the potential of immunotherapies.Jeffrey S. Weber, M.D., Ph.D., is a senior member, director of...
Current medical treatment boils down to six words: Have disease, take pill, kill something. But physician Siddhartha Mukherjee points to a future of medicine that will transform the way we heal.  
The technology may become so advanced within the next two decades that it may allow humans to control their surrounds and thoughts.   How AI could cure diseases and save livesArtificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality is evolving at a...
By Michelle Starr.This is huge. There's a long-known relationship between cancer and sugar, but figuring out exactly how it works has proven elusive. Now, thanks to a nine-year research project, scientists have made a breakthrough. They've narrowed down the mechanism whereby...
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