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blood clots

Location of Leg Blood Clots Affects Outcomes

A common vascular disease, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), can cause dangerous blood clots to form in the legs. A study led by a Yale...
babies crawlvideo

Babies Stir up Clouds of Bio-Gunk When They Crawl

When babies crawl, their movement across floors, especially carpeted surfaces, kicks up high levels of dirt, skin cells, bacteria, pollen, and fungal spores, a...
Scleroderma

Study Shows Stem Cell Transplant Is Better Than Drug Therapy for...

Scleroderma with internal organ involvement is a debilitating and lethal autoimmune disorder with few effective treatments. But a study led byDuke Health researchers has...
flu virus

Researchers Developing, Testing Nanovaccine to Protect Against the Flu Virus

For many of us, a flu shot is a fall routine. Roll up a sleeve, take a needle to the upper arm and hope...
birth defects

Air Pollution Exposure Near Conception Raises Risk of Birth Defects

Women exposed to air pollution just prior to conception or during the first month of pregnancy face an increased risk of their children being...
antiviral

Study Explores Whole-Body Immunity

Over the next few months, millions of people will receive vaccinations in the hope of staving off the flu — and the fever, pain,...
human heart

Proteome of the Human Heart Mapped for the First Time

A healthy heart beats about two billion times during a lifetime – thanks to the interplay of more than 10,000 proteins. Researcher from the...
embryo development

Research Reveals How Pollutants Affect Early Embryo Development

Chemicals found in cigarette smoke, factories and incinerators can interfere with the crucial early stages of embryo development, suggests new research from the Francis...
blood clots

IU-based Drug-discovery Startup Aims to Use Nanotechnology to Digest Blood Clots...

Researchers in the Indiana University School of Medicine's Department of Emergency Medicine have launched a startup to develop nanotechnology to help people affected by blood...
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Mutation Discovered for Joint Disorder

The discovery of a rare genetic mutation associated with a devastating developmental disorder called arthrogryposis multiplex congenita could also provide researchers with a new...
kidney cancer

Study Reveals Complex Biology, Gender Differences, in Kidney Cancer

A new study is believed to be the first to describe the unique role of androgens in kidney cancer, and it suggests that a...
stem cells

Mass. General team Creates Functional, Stem-Cell-Derived Small Bowel Segments

Using human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) research team has bioengineered functional small intestine segments that, when implanted into...
defense cells

Study Helps Understand How Defense Cells Combat Bacteria

When the defense cells that patrol the human organism come across a potentially dangerous bacterium, intracellular protein complexes known as inflammasomes are activated. This mechanism...
cystic fibrosis

IUPUI Microbiologists Uncover Clues to Clustering of Lethal Bacteria in CF...

Individuals with cystic fibrosis, or CF, have a high risk of chronic pneumonia because the thick, sticky mucus that builds up in their lungs...
chest tube

IU School of Medicine Researcher Develops Device to Secure Chest Tubes...

Medical practitioners may be able to secure chest tubes to their patients more quickly and with greater reliability by using a device developed by...
Cystic fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis Scientists Discover Abnormal Response to Lung Infections

“For a very long time, there has been discussion about whether cystic fibrosis was a bacteria-infection problem, an inflammation problem, or an immune system...
Squirtablevideo

‘Squirtable’ Elastic Glue Seals Wounds in 60 Seconds

A highly elastic and adhesive surgical glue that quickly seals wounds without the need for common staples or sutures could transform how surgeries are...
heart valve

A Template for a New Heart Valve

A new method allows surgeons to reconstruct entire heart valves from the patient’s own tissue. This surgical procedure is currently only used at a...
hypermutators

‘Hypermutators’ Drive Pathogenic Fungi to Evolve More Rapidly

Mutations tend to get a bad rap, and deservedly so. A single defect in our DNA can strip us of our sight, thicken our...
RNA Delivery

Bio-Inspired Approach to RNA Delivery

By delivering strands of genetic material known as messenger RNA (mRNA) into cells, researchers can induce the cells to produce any protein encoded by...