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norovirus

Team Isolates Antibodies That Neutralize GI Bug Norovirus

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have isolated the first human monoclonal antibodies that can neutralize norovirus, the leading cause of acute gastrointestinal illness...
mobile skin bioprinting system, Probiotics, transplanted kidneys, Heart Disease, Hybrid Donor-Acceptor Polymer Particles, skin damage, aging, Post-Traumatic Stress, Diabetes, body on a chip, smoking, lupus, dementia, digestive system, Head Impact, blood pressure, Pancreatic Cancer, Regenerative Medicine Therapies, Cardiometabolic Health, Kidney Function, Cocaine addiction, Opioid Analgesic, Asthma, Antidepressants, breast cancer

Baby Poop May Be Source of Beneficial Probiotics

Probiotics seem to be everywhere these days – in yogurt, pickles, bread, even dog food. But there’s one place that may surprise you: There...
obesity

Clue to Treating Obesity Found in Body’s ‘Rheostat’

Researchers at Vanderbilt University and the University of Michigan have discovered a critical factor in the rheostatic control of the body weight by the...
Cardiovascular Diseases

Air Pollution Leads to Cardiovascular Diseases

Air pollution, and fine dust in particular, is responsible for more than four million deaths each year. Almost 60 percent of deaths occur as...
Melanoma

Melanoma Linked with CLL, Wilmot Recommends Close Monitoring

While studying a large group of individuals with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), a Wilmot Cancer Institute scientific team made an important discovery — these...
Tumor blocker

A Human Endogenous Tumor Blocker Discovered

Scientists of the University Medical Center Mainz have identified a novel protein involved in the human immune response: MYPOP – so far relatively unknown....
Early Childhood Obesity

Study Finds Behavioral Changes Insufficient at Preventing Early Childhood Obesity

Young children and their families in poor communities were able to make some achievable and sustainable behavioral changes during the longest and largest obesity...
mobile skin bioprinting system, Probiotics, transplanted kidneys, Heart Disease, Hybrid Donor-Acceptor Polymer Particles, skin damage, aging, Post-Traumatic Stress, Diabetes, body on a chip, smoking, lupus, dementia, digestive system, Head Impact, blood pressure, Pancreatic Cancer, Regenerative Medicine Therapies, Cardiometabolic Health, Kidney Function, Cocaine addiction, Opioid Analgesic, Asthma, Antidepressants, breast cancer

Blood Samples Used to Investigate Adaptive Repair Mechanisms of Transplanted Kidneys

Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have shown that gene expression analysis of blood samples taken from the recipients of transplanted kidneys can...
brain injury

Study Supports Blood Test to Help Diagnose Brain Injury

For the first time in the U.S., a blood test will be available to help doctors determine if people who’ve experienced a blow to...
ebola virus

Team Finds Potent Antibodies Against Three Ebola Viruses

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and their colleagues are a step closer to developing a broadly effective antibody treatment against the three major...
Nano-Submarinesvideo

Targeting Headaches and Tumors with Nano-Submarines

Scientists at the Mainz University Medical Center and the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P) have developed a new method to enable miniature...
colorectal cancer, vitamin D, cervical cells, Pulmonary-renal syndrome, opioid agonist therapy, breast cancer, Pediatric Leukemia, Knee Surgery, Acute Kidney Injury, reproductive disease, diabetes, prostate cancer, ear tumor, tumor, asthma, lung cancer, anti-viral, norovirus, antibiotic

Study Reveals Opioid Patients Face Multiple Barriers to Treatment

In areas of the country disproportionately affected by the opioid crisis, treatment programs are less likely to accept patients paying through insurance of any...
Parkinson’s

DBS Treatment May Slow Tremor Progression in Early-Stage Parkinson’s Patients

Analysis of data from a clinical trial conducted at Vanderbilt suggests that deep brain stimulation (DBS) administered to patients with very early-stage Parkinson’s disease...
colorectal cancer, vitamin D, cervical cells, Pulmonary-renal syndrome, opioid agonist therapy, breast cancer, Pediatric Leukemia, Knee Surgery, Acute Kidney Injury, reproductive disease, diabetes, prostate cancer, ear tumor, tumor, asthma, lung cancer, anti-viral, norovirus, antibiotic

Team Identifies New Gene Candidates for Breast Cancer Risk

An international coalition led by scientists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Herston, Australia, has identified 48...
nerve cells

Direct Conversion of Non-Neuronal Cells into Nerve Cells

It was already in 2012 that a team of scientists headed by Professor Benedikt Berninger first succeeded in reprogramming connective tissue cells present in...
myopia

161 Genetic Factors for Myopia Identified

The international Consortium for Refractive Error and Myopia (CREAM) recently published the worldwide largest genetic study of myopia in Nature Genetics. Researchers from the...
lung cancer

On the Search for New Approaches to Cure Lung Cancer

Protein kinases regulate nearly all processes in cells. If the function of these enzymes is disrupted, often cancer will develop. In particular certain types...
Bladder Cancer

Simple Post-Surgery Step Reduces Bladder Cancer Recurrence

Flushing the bladder with a common chemotherapy drug immediately after surgery significantly reduces the chances of bladder cancer returning, according to a major study...
Alzheimer’s genevideo

Study Provides Robust Evidence of Sex Differences with Alzheimer’s Gene

The APOE gene, the strongest genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, may play a more prominent role in disease development among women than men, according to...
immune system

Fracking the Immune System

Amid predictions of a second fracking boom in the U.S., the first evidence that chemicals found in ground water near fracking sites can impair the immune...