illness

01/10/2014 - 15:32

A new study from Karolinska Institutet and the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research shows that random chance decides whether the gene copy you inherit from your mother or the one from your father is used  something which in turn may determine your risk of hereditary illnesses. The research, which is presented in the journal Science, may explain why an illness only afflicts some individuals even if they are carrying the same gene copy as their healthy relatives.

 

04/23/2012 - 13:32

Identifying diseases at an early, presymptomatic stage may offer the best chance for establishing proper treatment and improving patient outcomes. A new technique known as immunosignaturing harnesses the human immune system as an early warning sentry—one acutely sensitive to changes in the body that may be harbingers of illness.

01/24/2012 - 18:44

Whenever we fall ill, there are many different factors that come together to influence the course of our illness. Additional medical conditions, stress levels, and social support all have an impact on our health and well-being, especially when we are ill. But a new report suggests that what you think about your illness matters just as much, if not more, in determining your health outcomes.

11/16/2011 - 13:16

Our mature brains may not be so old and inflexible after all. Scientists are discovering that the human brain can improve its performance to counter the consequences of cognitive impairment and even the trauma of stroke-induced brain damage.