THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Experimental stem cell replacement therapy for Parkinson’s disease shows promise in rats and will soon be tested in a human clinical trial, researchers say. “We cannot be more excited by the opportunity to help individuals who suffer from [a] genetic form of Parkinson’sContinue Reading

FRIDAY, May 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) — An experimental gene therapy for spinal cord pain shows promise in mice, researchers say. About half of spinal cord injury patients have neuropathy, which is chronic or debilitating pain, tingling, numbness or muscle weakness caused by damaged or malfunctioning nerves. Treatment of neuropathyContinue Reading

THURSDAY, May 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) — An international research effort has unveiled the most extensive reference map yet of individual cells within the human body, knowledge that could revolutionize the study of health and disease. The massive Human Cell Atlas contains detailed maps of more than one million individualContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A dietary supplement believed to protect against Alzheimer’s disease might instead be potentially harmful to the brain, a new study warns. L-serine is an amino acid that serves many different roles in the body, and one is to influence the development and functionContinue Reading

TUESDAY, March 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) — An experimental cream-based gene therapy may soon become the first U.S. government-approved means for treating a rare and devastating skin disease that produces “butterfly children.” Patients with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (EB) are called butterfly children “because their skin is as fragile asContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Homeopathy’s effectiveness may be significantly overestimated because most research supporting this form of complementary medicine is of poor quality, according to a new analysis. Homeopathy is a popular alternative to conventional medicine in many developed countries, including the United States, but remains highlyContinue Reading

MONDAY, Feb. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Cannabidiol (CBD) products are wildly popular among older adults for treating chronic pain and anxiety, and a new poll suggests that nearly three-quarters of U.S. parents think CBD might also be a good option for their kids when other meds don’t work. OnContinue Reading