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Researchers Discover a Potential Cause for Parkinson’s

In May 2023, researchers from the University of Helsinki linked a strain of Desulfovibrio bacteria as a causative agent of Parkinson’s disease.1 Researchers hope this breakthrough will enable screening for and removal of the bacteria from the gut and potentially prevent the disease.2 Parkinson’s disease causes unintended or uncontrollable movements that result from brain damage,… Read More »

Researchers Study Crafting Messages for Vaccine Compliance

In a study sponsored by Yale University — and started before COVID-19 shots were rolled out — researchers tested different messages of how to best persuade people to get injected. Officially titled, “Persuasive Messages for COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake,”1 the researchers must have had some forethought that people would be wary of an experimental gene therapy,… Read More »

Researchers identify brain’s role in broken heart syndrome

A new study uncovers potential mechanisms that may contribute to “broken heart syndrome,” or Takotsubo syndrome (TTS), a temporary heart condition that is brought on by stressful situations and emotions. The research, which was led by investigators at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), indicates that a heart-brain connection likely plays a major role.  For the… Read More »

Researchers uncover protein which may hold anaphylaxis answers

A new form of treatment for those with anaphylaxis, severe allergies or autoimmune diseases could soon be on the cards, thanks to a new discovery from Canberra researchers. Scientists at the Australian National University have uncovered a natural protein in the body’s immune system that can prevent autoimmune diseases or serious allergies. The protein, called… Read More »