Health Is it Alzheimer's disease or another dementia? 2017-07-26T16:11:42.000000000-04:00 A new method may help determine whether a person has Alzheimer's disease or frontotemporal dementia, two different types of dementia that often have similar symptoms, according to a preliminary study. As more adults are diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, radiologists look for patterns 2017-07-26T16:11:36.000000000-04:00 Marked improvements have been made over the past few decades in managing cystic fibrosis, but as more adults are diagnosed with the disease radiologists can do more to monitor the wide spectrum of CF in adults, including nonclassic imaging findings, according to an article. Soft wearable robotic suit promotes normal walking in stroke patients, opening new approaches to gait re-training and rehabilitation 2017-07-26T14:33:54.000000000-04:00 Exosuits can be used to improve walking after stroke, say researchers. This is a critical step in de-risking exosuit technology towards real-world clinical use. Isotopes in prehistoric cattle teeth suggest herding strategies used during the Neolithic 2017-07-26T14:33:48.000000000-04:00 Analysis of strontium isotopes in teeth from Neolithic cattle suggest that early Europeans used different specialized herding strategies. Robot-driven device improves crouch gait in children with cerebral palsy 2017-07-26T14:16:38.000000000-04:00 3.6 out of 1,000 children in the US are diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Their symptoms can include abnormal gait patterns such as crouch gait, characterized by excessive flexion of the hips, knees, or ankles. A pilot study demonstrates a robotic training method that improves posture and walking in... Brain cells found to control aging 2017-07-26T13:21:07.000000000-04:00 Scientists have found that stem cells in the brain's hypothalamus govern how fast aging occurs in the body. The finding, made in mice, could lead to new strategies for warding off age-related diseases and extending lifespan. Scientists regenerate retinal cells in mice 2017-07-26T13:20:54.000000000-04:00 Scientists have succeeded in regenerating functional retinal cells in adult mice. Like humans, mice cannot repair damage to their retinas. However, because zebrafish can, researchers created in mice a version of the fish gene responsible for turning Muller glia into retinal cells if eye injury oc... How body may detect early signs of cancer 2017-07-26T13:20:49.000000000-04:00 Fresh insights into how cells detect damage to their DNA -- a hallmark of cancer -- could help explain how the body keeps disease in check. Scientists have discovered how damage to the cell's genetic material can trigger inflammation, setting in motion processes to remove damaged cells and keep t... Research evaluates impact of surgical modality on breast-specific sensuality 2017-07-26T11:09:57.000000000-04:00 Does the type of surgery used to treat breast cancer impact a woman's sensuality and sexual function in survivorship? New research analyzed the association of surgical modality with sexual function and found that breast-specific sensuality and appearance satisfaction are better with lumpectomy an... What are risk factors for melanoma in kidney transplant recipients? 2017-07-26T11:09:52.000000000-04:00 Kidney transplant patients appear to be at a greater risk of developing melanoma than the general population and risk factors include being older, male and white, findings that corroborate results demonstrated in other studies, according to a new article.