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Mitochondrial Disease Patients Face Difficult Road to Diagnosis

Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Friday, March 30, 2018

A new study documents the prolonged and difficult path patients face before they are diagnosed with mitochondrial diseases, a group of rare, debilitating genetic disorders. The study was led by researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center; findings appear in the journal Neurology Genetics.


Researchers Devise Decoy Molecule to Block Pain Where It Starts

University of Texas at Dallas
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Research performed at the University of Texas at Dallas uncovered a new method of reducing pain-associated behaviors with RNA-based medicine, creating a new class of decoy molecules that prevent the onset of pain.


Memory loss from West Nile virus may be preventable

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Thursday, January 11, 2018

A new study in mice suggests that the lasting neurological problems that can result from West Nile virus may be due to unresolved inflammation that hinders the brain’s ability to repair damaged neurons and grow new ones. When the inflammation was reduced by treatment with an arthritis drug, the animals’ ability to learn and remember remained sharp after West Nile disease.