New discovery on the progression of dementia in Parkinson’s

An international study featuring Murdoch researchers has discovered a genetic variant with a five times higher risk factor for predicting the progression of dementia. Dementia is one of the most debilitating symptoms of disease progression in people with Parkinson’s disease, with a huge influence on quality of life, care givers…

When the brain’s GPS goes off the grid

In a new study published in Nature today, Weizmann Institute of Science researchers, in collaboration with colleagues from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, unveiled for the first time how three-dimensional space is represented in the mammalian cortex by the brain’s “GPS” system. The team of researchers, led by Prof. Nachum…

Five-year extended hormone therapy no better in breast cancer

(HealthDay)—Extending hormone therapy by five years does not provide benefit over a two-year extension among postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer who had received five years of adjuvant endocrine therapy, according to a study published in the July 29 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Michael Gnant,…