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chronic bacterial infections

New Strategies to Treat Chronic Bacterial Infections Pioneered at Diamond Light...

University of Southampton biological scientists, working with colleagues at the Diamond Light Source synchrotron in Oxfordshire, have gained new insight into tackling chronic bacterial...
organsvideo

New Method Rescues Donor Organs to Save Lives

A multidisciplinary team led by Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Mikati Foundation Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Medical Sciences at Columbia Engineering, and Matt Bacchetta, associate professor...
Heart’s hydraulics

Heart’s Hydraulics Proven for the First Time

New research published in Scientific Reports  today shows for the first time how much the heart relies on a hydraulic mechanism for diastole –...
inhaler

Inhaler Study: How Much Medicine Makes It to Lungs?

Tens of millions of Americans with lung disease use metered-dose inhalers each day, and new studies by Rice University electrical engineers and pulmonologists at...
TB bacteria

TB Bacteria Can Elude Our Immune Response by Living Inside Dead...

Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute have discovered that the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis (TB) can hide and live on inside the very immune...
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Size Matters: Why Small Lungs Are More Likely to Get Sick

Lung diseases are a major health challenge for our society, and COPD alone is the third most common cause of death in the world....
tuberculosis

Lock-out on the Building Site

Tuberculosis, which is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, remains one of the ten most frequent causes of premature death worldwide. Every year, approximately 1.5 million...
anti-clotting

Standard of Care Anti-clotting Drugs May Be Unnecessary for Most Surgery...

As many as three out of four surgery patients could be receiving anti-clotting medications that they do not need, according to a study led...
tuberculosis

New Tuberculosis Therapy Could Be More Potent than Current Treatments

Taking a new approach toward tuberculosis therapy, a UCLA-led research team has devised a potential drug regimen that could cut the treatment time by...
blood clots

Statins May Reduce the Risk of Blood Clots in the Vein

Statins are groups of medications that reduce blood cholesterol levels and are commonly used to prevent heart disease. They can also reduce inflammation and...
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Team’s Discovery Offers New Insight on Lung Cancer Risk

Researchers in the Schools of Medicine and Engineering at Vanderbilt University have discovered a proteomic “signature” from the airways of heavy smokers that could...
Avocados

Avocados Blamed for Aye-Aye Deaths

A two-month investigation into the sudden deaths of four aye-ayes at the Duke Lemur Center has left just one plausible explanation -- avocados. Lemur Center...
immune system

Guards of the Human Immune System Unraveled

Dendritic cells represent an important component of the immune system: they recognize and engulf invaders, which subsequently triggers a pathogen-specific immune response. Scientists of...
Cystic Fibrosis

Bacterial ‘Sabotage’ Handicaps Ability to Resolve Devastating Lung Inflammation in Cystic...

The chronic lung inflammation that is a hallmark of cystic fibrosis, has, for the first time, been linked to a new class of bacterial enzymes...
Infectious Biofilms

Protein Disrupts Infectious Biofilms

Many infectious pathogens are difficult to treat because they develop into biofilms, layers of metabolically active but slowly growing bacteria embedded in a protective...
Cellular immunotherapy

Cellular Immunotherapy Targets a Common Human Cancer Mutation

In a study of an immune therapy for colorectal cancer that involved a single patient, a team of researchers at the National Cancer Institute...
smart patch

Can a Smart Patch Prevent Blood Clots?

A team of researchers at the University of North Carolina and NC State has developed a smart patch designed to monitor a patient’s blood...
anti-ageing

Targeting an Anti-ageing Pathway Could Reduce Impact of Major Lung Condition

In the UK, almost three million people have COPD, which causes progressive shortness of breath.  The condition is primarily caused by long-term smoking, but...
Smart Patch

Smart Patch Releases Blood Thinners As Needed, Prevents Thrombosis in Animal...

An interdisciplinary team of researchers has developed a smart patch designed to monitor a patient’s blood and release blood-thinning drugs as needed to prevent...
cystic fibrosis

Multi-drug Resistant Infection Spreading Globally among Cystic Fibrosis Patients

Our research should provide a degree of hope: now that we know the extent of the problem and are beginning to understand how the...