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Researchers discover potential therapeutic approach to treat chronic fatigue syndrome

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers have discovered the pharmacological drug, Naltrexone, significantly restored the function of faulty receptors associated with myalgic encephalomyelitis, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). Researchers from the National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases (NCNED), Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University led the research, which …

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Down syndrome carries raised risk of dementia by 55

(HealthDay)—Most people with Down syndrome have dementia by age 55, a new study shows. People with Down syndrome are born with an extra copy of chromosome 21, which often results in developmental disabilities. Surviving to middle age used to be rare, with many dying young due to heart problems associated …

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IQSEC1 gene mutations cause new intellectual disability syndrome

The power of collaboration. Fruit fly and mouse biologists and human geneticists collaborate to solve medical mysteries. Credit: Baylor College of Medicine It used to take several years or sometimes decades to unequivocally identify the genes that cause rare human syndromes that affect very few individuals. Nowadays, however, human geneticists …

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