Taskforce creates guidelines for prevention trials for people at risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis

RA is an inflammatory autoimmune disease that causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints. It can also cause fatigue, and the underlying inflammation may affect other body systems. Treating RA quickly after diagnosis and as early as possible after symptom start has been shown to have a significant impact in its further development. With […]

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Alcohol and other substances play complex roles in young people’s experience of attempted suicide

Alcohol and other substances play complex roles in suicidal behavior among young people. Gaining a better understanding of these impacts can help services better support young people, according to experts at the University of Birmingham. In a new study, published in PLoS ONE, researchers from the University’s Institute of Mental Health and School of Psychology […]

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A potential therapeutic target to treat cerebral blood alterations

The arachnoid is one of the three meninges, or brain membranes, and is responsible for mechanically and immunologically protecting the brain and the spinal cord. It allows communication between the cerebrospinal fluid (which bathes the brain and the spinal cord) and the cerebral blood vessels, and controls several crucial physiological responses in the brain, such […]

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