A National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) research team has discovered that rapamycin, an autophagy activator drug, may be used to alleviate frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD), one of the main causes of dementia.
Indian generics giant Cipla says it has scored a "landmark" court win in a patent challenge launched by Switzerland's Roche Holding over the Mumbai firm's version of a lung-cancer drug.
An Alzheimer's treatment from Eli Lilly and Co. failed to slow memory decline in two separate patient studies, but the drug did show some potential to help in mild cases of the mind-robbing condition that is notoriously difficult to treat.
National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) has made a breakthrough in cardiac repair, which may be a promising cure for ailing hearts.
Those who suffer Internet addiction are very apt to commit violent assaults, as there are signs showing that the 24-year-old suspected gunman who killed 12 and injured 58 in the recent U.S. cinema massacre is a netaholic, according to Ko Hui-chen, chairperson of the Taiwanese Psychological Association and vice president of Asia University.
People who were hit or spanked as children face higher odds of mental ailments as adults, including mood and anxiety disorders and problems with alcohol and drug abuse, researchers said Monday.
People with heart disease who live alone tend to die sooner than those sharing their home with others, according to an international study that looked at more than 44,000 people.
A gene variant that presents the most common inherited risk factor for Alzheimer's disease has been shown for the first time to affect older women but not men, according to a U.S. study Tuesday.
People who suffer from major depression are more likely to stick with therapy if it is provided over the phone, but in-person sessions work better in the long run, suggested a U.S. study Tuesday.
Emotional stress caused by last year's tsunami caused a part of some survivors' brains to shrink, according to scientists in Japan who grasped a unique chance to study the neurological effects of trauma.