Fluid-filled sacs that brain cells make to trap amyloid may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease

Vesicles, fluid-filled sacs that brain cells make to trap amyloid, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s, appear to also contribute to the disease, scientists report.
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iPad use before surgery requiring anaesthesia effective in reducing child anxiety

New research presented at this year’s World Congress of Anaesthesiologists in Hong Kong (Aug. 28 – Sept. 2) shows that allowing children to use iPads to distract them before surgery requiring general anaesthesia is as effective at lowering their anxiety as conventional sedatives.
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RPB continues research initiative to address urgent needs in treating low vision

Research to Prevent Blindness is continuing its research initiative to address urgent needs in understanding and treating low vision.
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MRI-guided focused ultrasound treatment improves quality of life in patients with essential tremor

Treatment with MRI-guided focused ultrasound significantly improves tremors and quality of life in patients with essential tremor (ET), the most common movement disorder, according to a study published in the August 25 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
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ESC releases novel position paper on tackling cardiotoxicity of anticancer treatments

The European Society of Cardiology has launched a novel position paper, under the auspices of its Committee for Practice Guidelines, on tackling the cardiac toxicity of anticancer therapies. The cardio-oncology paper is published online today in European Heart Journal and on the ESC Website.
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