March 2015

Presenilins and Alzheimer's Disease: Flipping Prevailing Thought

March 31, 2015

Neurology

How do mutations associated with familial Alzheimer's disease (FAD)-a rare form of Alzheimer's disease that has an early and aggressive onset-produce the disorder's devastating effects? A new mouse study provides answers.

Brain Inflammation: Why It Continues

March 31, 2015

Neurology

Neuroinflammatory and ischemic diseases including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and stroke are notoriously difficult to treat. Researchers have looked for ways to quantify, understand and reduce cerebral inflammation, and to date have been able to determine that microglia-driven inflammation destroys neuronal populations.

Veterans and Type 2 Diabetes: Excess Monitoring?

April 01, 2015

Endocrinology

Monitoring blood glucose levels can be an important part of daily treatment for diabetes patients, but a recent look at one particular population considered whether some could be overly using their monitoring equipment.

Disconnect Between Bariatric Surgery Practice, Training

April 01, 2015

Gastroenterology

Though a large portion of surgical practice is dedicated to bariatric surgery, an article published in JAMA Surgery claimed training for the technique and subsequent patient care has not followed suit.

Whole Grain Diet Decreases Cardiovascular-related Mortalities

April 02, 2015

Gastroenterology

Independent of other dietary and lifestyle factors, a whole grain diet is associated with a lower risk of overall and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality, a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine claimed.