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Up to two decades before people develop the characteristic memory loss and confusion of Alzheimer’s disease, damaging clumps of protein start to build up in their brains. Now, a blood test to detect such early brain changes has moved one step closer to clinical use. Researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis… Read more

A network of very fine blood vessels that connects bone marrow directly with the blood supply of the periosteum that was previously overlooked has now been discovered by Dr. Anika Grüneboom, a young researcher who is now working at Universitätsklinikum Erlangen. She made this groundbreaking discovery while working on her doctoral thesis at Universität Duisburg-Essen… Read more

A population of cells called macrophages coat the outer walls of healthy arteries and express a protein called LYVE-1, researchers at National University of Singapore report. The researchers found that when these cells were absent, arteries accumulate collagen and lose their elasticity, becoming stiff and inflexible. Arteries such as the aorta actively transport oxygenated blood… Read more

The underlying electrophysiological indicators of subarachnoid hemorrhage have been analyzed by a group of researchers in Germany. Subarachnoid hemorrhage is the second most common type of brain hemorrhage, and can lead to ischemic stroke within a matter of days. This type of hemorrhage occurs in the area between the membranes surrounding the brain. Patients with… Read more

The CAR T-cell therapy tisagenlecleucel, marketed as Kymriah, was recently approved by the FDA for adults with certain types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. This is the second CAR T-cell therapy approved for lymphoma and the second FDA approval for this drug. Tisagenlecleucel uses the body’s own T cells to fight cancer. T cells from a person… Read more