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A stool sample.

Stool Transplant Improves Motor Function in Parkinson's Disease Patients

Fecal microbiota transplantation improves motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease patients after 12 months. That's according to data from the GUT-PARFECT trial that recruited 46 Parkinson's disease patient.
Drug molecules spilling out of a blue and red capsule.

“Click” Chemistry Helps To Create Over 150 Potential Drug Compounds

Chemists have created a new collection of molecular compounds and begun testing them as potential leads in the search for new drugs. Among these molecules, they found several that show promise for development as antibiotics and cancer therapies.
3-D printed objects.

Biodegradable Aerogel: Airy Cellulose Materials From a 3D Printer

Empa researchers have succeeded in 3D printing the natural material into complex shapes that could one day serve as precision insulation in microelectronics or as personalized medical implants.
Embryonic stem cells

CAR-MSCs Could Treat a Broad Spectrum of Autoimmune Diseases

Mayo Clinic scientists have developed an immunotherapy strategy that utilizes CAR-MSCs. The approach shows potential in targeting inflammatory disease sites more precisely and improving immunosuppression and healing outcomes.
A digital image of a brain with multicolored threads emerging from it.

Diabetes Drug Shows Promise for Parkinson’s Disease in Trial

Results from a Phase 2 clinical trial suggest that lixisenatide – a drug used to treat type 2 diabetes – may also slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease symptoms.
Vaccine vials.

Designing a Vaccine To Block “Zombie Drug” Xylazine

Scripps Research chemical biologists have developed a vaccine to block the effects of xylazine’s toxicity. The vaccine works by training the immune system to attack the drug, which is described in a new paper published in Chemical Communications.
A collection of neurons that are tangled together.

Immunotherapy Clears Amyloid Plaques in Alzheimer’s Mouse Model

Researchers have found a different and promising way to remove the noxious amyloid plaques in Alzheimer's disease: by directly mobilizing immune cells to consume them.
Protein structure.

Scientists Create Atomic-Level Models of Enzymes Linked to Lupus and Alzheimer's

Scripps Research scientists create atomic-level structural models of enzymes associated with autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, including lupus and Alzheimer’s.
Stem cells.

Study Gains Insights Into Stem Cell Therapy After Spinal Cord Injury

A study shows stem cells derived from patients' own fat are safe and may improve sensation and movement after traumatic spinal cord injuries. The results offer insights on the potential of cell therapy for people living with spinal cord injuries
A 3D model of a human heart.

Combining Drugs Into “Polypills” Could Reduce Cardiovascular Deaths

A new study bolsters previous findings that polypills are beneficial in preventing heart attacks and strokes and reducing deaths among people with cardiovascular risk factors, including high blood pressure and high cholesterol.