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human brain

UCONN Health’s New 3-D Printed Model Allows Brain Surgeons to Practice

The first time a young surgeon threads a wire through a stroke victim’s chest up through their neck and fishes a blood clot out...
Preterm Births

Study Suggests Simple Way to Predict Preterm Births

Up to 18 percent of babies born worldwide arrive before they are full-term, defined as 37 weeks of gestation. About 1 million of those...
breast cancer cells

New Genetic Analysis Reveals Late Spread of Breast Cancer and Backs...

Breast cancer cells that spread to other parts of the body break off and leave the primary tumour at late stages of disease development,...
pancreatic cancer

Study Pinpoints Gene’s New Role in Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is a particularly deadly form of disease, and patients have few options for effective treatment. But a new Yale-led study has identified...
preterm babies

Electrical Grounding Technique May Improve Health Outcomes of NICU Babies

A technique called "electrical grounding" may moderate preterm infants’ electromagnetic exposure in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and improve their health outcomes, according...
Bacteria

Trigger for Weapons of Bacterial Warfare Uncovered

Bacteria often compete for resources like food and space, and sometimes this competition gets fierce. For example some bacteria can inject toxins into rival...
developmental disorders

Born Before Their Time

Up to half of babies born before 28 weeks develop significant difficulties later in life: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism, and other developmental disorders....
pollution

Rush Hour Pollution May Be More Dangerous Than You Think

The first in-car measurements of exposure to pollutants that cause oxidative stress during rush hour commutes has turned up potentially alarming results. The levels...
tuberculosis

A New Vaccine Against Tuberculosis Presents Promising Results

A new vaccine against tuberculosis, which is more powerful than the BCG vaccine currently used to immunize children, is being developed at the Butantan...
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Large Multi-ethnic Study Identifies Many New Genetic Markers for Lupus

Scientists from an international consortium have identified a large number of new genetic markers that predispose individuals to lupus. The study is published in the...
migrating birds

How Migrating Birds ‘Run a Marathon,’ Burning Muscles and Organs in...

Migrating birds complete long non-stop flights of many hours for songbirds and days for some shorebirds to reach breeding or wintering grounds. During such...
lungsvideo

Clinical Trial Saves Baby’s Lungs

Collier Hart sat smiling in his crib repeatedly saying, “Wa wa.” Given a sippy cup of water, he threw back his head and drained...
wildfires

Wildfires Pollute Much More Than Previously Thought

Summer wildfires boost air pollution considerably more than previously believed. Naturally burning timber and brush launch what are called fine particles into the air at...
Engines

Engines Fire Without Smoke

By observing the soot particles formed in a simple flame, researchers at KAUST have developed a computational model capable of simulating soot production inside...
brain

UCONN Study: The Veins in Your Brain Don’t All Act the...

Certain blood vessels in the brainstem constrict when blood vessels elsewhere in the body would dilate. And that contrary behavior is what keeps us...
pulmonary fibrosis

Antibody Is Effective Against Radiation-induced Pulmonary Fibrosis

Radiation therapy is part of the treatment regimen for about two thirds of cancer patients today. Radiotherapy is well tolerated in most cases, but...
heart

Focusing on Mechanics May Be Key in Unlocking the Heart’s Ability...

In a perspective piece, published in Science Translational Medicine, researchers from Imperial College London suggest that the loss of this ability may be down...
cystic fibrosis

Genetics Reveal Mysteries of Hard-to-treat Bacterial Infection in Cystic Fibrosis

New UBC research on bacteria that cause major problems for those with cystic fibrosis reveals clues as to how it proliferates for so long...
Cystic fibrosis

The Mechanism of Mucus: UNC Discovery Could Lead to Better Cystic...

People with cystic fibrosis (CF) suffer repeated lung infections because their airway mucus is too thick and sticky to keep bacteria, viruses, and other...
ultrasound

New Approach Uses Ultrasound to Measure Fluid in the Lungs

A team of engineering and medical researchers has found a way to use ultrasound to monitor fluid levels in the lung, offering a noninvasive...