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October 13, 2022

Neurodegeneration can be studied long before symptoms arise

Many changes take place in the brain long before symptoms appear. This has been shown in mice in two studies of prion diseases in which the brain gradually deteriorates. The results suggest that changes can be studied extremely early in the disease process, which is important if we are to […]
October 13, 2022

Researchers discover how deadly brain cancer evades treatments

McMaster University researcher Sheila Singh and her team have discovered how glioblastoma, a lethal brain cancer, can evade treatments and kill. The researchers found the cancer cells that survive the first round of radiotherapy or chemotherapy do so by mutating during the post-treatment minimal residual disease (MRD) or dormant state. […]
October 13, 2022

Researcher targets pain relief from diabetic neuropathy

Diabetes affects about three million Canadians, with the prevalence increasing yearly. About half of those living with diabetes experience nerve pain and sensory issues—called diabetic neuropathy—ranging from mildly uncomfortable to severely debilitating. University of Saskatchewan (USask) College of Medicine PhD student Joseph Neapetung is focusing his research on investigating the […]
October 13, 2022

How fear memories get stuck in some brains

Researchers at Linköping University have discovered a biological mechanism that increases the strength with which fear memories are stored in the brain. The study provides new knowledge on the mechanisms behind anxiety-related disorders, and identifies shared mechanisms behind anxiety and alcohol dependence. The ability to experience fear is essential to […]
October 11, 2022

Brain differences in men and women could affect post-stroke outcomes

Strokes are the third leading cause of death in Canada and have impacted close to 880,000 Canadians over the age of 20. “A stroke is caused by a loss of blood flow to brain cells. Without urgent intervention this may cause those cells to die because they constantly need energy […]
September 16, 2022

How does dairy affect a child’s growth and development?

A group of University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers are looking into how nutrition, particularly dairy foods, affect growth and development in Canadian children. The research team is currently recruiting Canadian children aged 5 to 11 years old who have no history of chronic conditions and who are not currently taking […]
September 15, 2022

Severe COVID-19 impairs the immune system for longer than 6 months

The immune cells of patients who received hospital care for COVID-19 early in the pandemic were still affected six months later. A new study suggests that infection by the SARS-CoV-2 virus leaves significant effects long after the patient is symptom-free. The results have been published in Frontiers in Immunology. “We […]
September 14, 2022

What is recommended blood sugar level to avoid diabetes-related damage?

The levels of long-term blood sugar can be used to accurately determine the risk of a person with type 1 diabetes developing eye- and kidney complications. This level should be lower than 53 mmol/mol (7%), according to a study that has followed individuals for more than 30 years after the […]