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sports medicine

Building Safer, Healthier Athletes

This story originally appeared in Yale Engineering magazine.  Since it was first offered, the course Medical Device Design and Innovation...
Parkinson's disease

World War II Weapon Used in New Battle: Combating Parkinson’s Disease

A World War II chemical weapon antidote is shown to be effective combating a new enemy: Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s...
Tickborne diseases

Scientists Develop New System to Study Emerging Tickborne Disease

Tickborne diseases are on the rise, and one in particular is emerging in the United States and Canada. Human babesiosis is an...
Crohn's disease

How the Interaction of Two Molecules Favors the Development of Crohn’s...

The interaction between the two proteins CYLD and SMAD7 in the gut plays a central role in the development of Crohn's disease. This...
cancer cells

Defective Protein Factories in Disease: A Double-Edged Sword of Cell Division

How can those diseases that are caused by too few cells later turn into diseases caused by too many cells? This unsolved...
optical coherence tomography

Faster 3-D Imaging Could Aid Diagnosis of Cardiovascular, Gastrointestinal Disease

Researchers have developed a faster way to acquire 3-D endoscopic optical coherence tomography (OCT) images. With further development, the new approach could be useful...
chronic kidney disease

Revealed: 35 Kidney Genes Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease Risk

An international study lead by University of Manchester scientists has discovered the identity of genes that predispose people to chronic kidney disease. The discovery is...
Cell Membranes

New Way to Look at Cell Membranes Could Change the Way...

Scientists working together across Europe, Australia and Japan have made a ground-breaking discovery that could revolutionise the way in which we study cancer, metabolic,...
olfactory gene

Study of an Olfactory Gene May Indicate Disease Mechanisms

A study performed on mice in Brazil shows a direct link between a specific gene (RIC8B) and olfactory capacity. Furthermore, this gene, which is...
diet-disease relationships

Researchers Improve Potential to Identify Diet-Disease Relationships

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have developed a new data mapping method which improves the capacity to identify diet-disease relationships. The relationship between diet and...
white-nose syndrome

Study Reveals Importance of ‘Cryptic Connections’ in Disease Transmission

A new study of disease transmission in bats has broad implications for understanding the hidden connections that can spread diseases between species and lead...
Disease-Fighting Cells

New Technology Identifies Disease-Fighting Cells at High Speed in High Volumes

A new technology that identifies disease-related antigens and T cells that could potentially destroy them could speed the development of new therapies to treat...
rare lung disease

Study Suggests Way to Prevent Rare Lung Disease

Research by Vanderbilt scientists suggests that it may be possible to prevent or even reverse pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a rare, progressive disease characterized...
cell membranes

New Way to Look at Cell Membranes Could Change the Way...

Membranes protect all of our cells and the organelles inside them, including the mitochondria – the powerhouse of the cell. These membranes are studded...
Legionnaires' disease

Discovery Suggests New Route to Fight Infection, Disease

New research reveals how a single protein interferes with the immune system when exposed to the bacterium that causes Legionnaires' disease, findings that could...
Alzheimer’s and Cardiovascular Disease

Alzheimer’s and Cardiovascular Disease Share Common Genetics in Some Patients

Genetics may predispose some people to both Alzheimer’s disease and high levels of blood lipids such as cholesterol, a common feature of cardiovascular disease,...
Deadly Lung Disease

To Better Treat COPD, Scientists Look to Tailored Approaches for Deadly...

Valerie Chang kept waking up breathless in the middle of the night. As a regular swimmer and non-smoker, she figured it was a fluke,...
waterborne disease

Surface Water and Flood Dynamics Increase Vulnerability to Waterborne Disease and...

Diarrheal disease, a preventable and treatable illness, remains the second-leading cause of death in children under the age of 5 and a persistent public...
Cigarette Smoking

Cigarette Smoking Among U.S. Adults Lowest Ever Recorded: 14% in 2017

Cigarette smoking has reached the lowest level ever recorded among U.S. adults, according to new data published by the Centers for Disease Control and...
sea star wasting diseasevideo

Microbiome Implicated in Sea Star Wasting Disease

The culprit might be many microbes. Since 2013, a gruesome and mysterious disease has killed millions of sea stars along the West Coast from...