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Cystic Fibrosis Treatments

Scientists Reveal New Cystic Fibrosis Treatments Work Best in Inflamed Airways

A new UNC School of Medicine study shows that two cystic fibrosis (CF) drugs aimed at correcting the defected CFTR protein seem to be...
Arthritis

Researchers Discover Genetic Profile in Frogs to Treat Arthritis

Articular cartilages, once injured, cannot regrow or heal on their own. By understanding the mechanisms of how frog embryos develop to form facial cartilages,...
heart attack

Novel Genetic Study Sheds New Light on Risk of Heart Attack

Loss of a protein that regulates mitochondrial function can greatly increase the risk of myocardial infarction (heart attack), Vanderbilt scientists reported Oct. 3 in the journal eLife. The...
HIV Treatment

UNC to Create the Next Generation, Ultra-Long-Acting Antiretroviral Formulations for HIV...

It has been well established that HIV transmission can be efficiently halted by effective treatment of those infected or by pre-exposure prophylaxis of individuals...
chronic blood cancers

Genetics Allows Personalised Disease Predictions for Chronic Blood Cancers

Scientists have developed a successful method to make truly personalised predictions of future disease outcomes for patients with certain types of chronic blood cancers....
brain’s emotion circuitry

Brain Circuits for Successful Emotional Development Established During Infancy

Researchers in the UNC Early Brain Development Study tracking the development of the brain’s emotion circuitry in infancy found that adult-like functional brain connections...
Scoliosis

Scoliosis Linked to Essential Mineral

Nobody knows why some children’s backs start to curve to one side just as they hit puberty. Most children diagnosed with scoliosis, or curvature...
Blood Glucose Test

Researchers Show Effectiveness of New Noninvasive Blood Glucose Test

For those living with diabetes, monitoring blood glucose accurately is necessary to prevent diabetes-related complications such as heart attacks, blindness and coma. Researchers from...
injectable implant

Long-Acting Injectable Implant Shows Promise for HIV Treatment and Prevention

A persistent challenge in HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention is medication adherence – getting patients to take their medication as required to get the best...
Biodegradable implantvideo

Researchers Demonstrate First Example of a Bioresorbable Electronic Medicine

Researchers at Northwestern University and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed the first example of a bioresorbable electronic medicine: an...
Crohn’s Disease

Genomic Study Finds a New Role for Micrornas as Predictors of...

Crohn’s disease is a lifelong condition characterized by a fluctuating course of gastro-intestinal inflammation with repeated flares and remissions. Any part of the alimentary...
pulmonary fibrosis

Study Reveals New Targets to Inhibit Pulmonary Fibrosis

In a study out this week in Science Translational Medicine, an international team led by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center sheds new light on...
Dengue Fever Vaccine

Dengue Fever Vaccine Delivered With Nanotechnology Targets All Four Virus Serotypes

The latest in a series of studies led by the Aravinda de Silva Lab at the UNC School of Medicine shows continued promise in...
Alzheimer's treatment

Study of Younger Alzheimer’s Patients Aims to Pave the Way Toward...

Indiana University School of Medicine scientists have received the university's largest single grant from the National Institutes of Health and will partner with a team...
data treasures

Make Data Treasures Usable for Medicine

In the research, diagnosis and treatment of diseases, vast amounts of data are generated. To systematically comb through these can create new knowledge for the...
Tuberculosis

Researchers Identify Bacterial Factors in Tuberculosis Relapse

A new Rutgers New Jersey Medical School study shows that most people at high risk for tuberculosis (TB) relapse can be identified by testing the Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria...
environmental monitoring

Stanford Students Deploy Machine Learning to Aid Environmental Monitoring

As Hurricane Florence ground its way through North Carolina, it released what might politely be called an excrement storm. Massive hog farm manure pools...
Sunflower Pollen

Bees’ Medicine Chest Should Include Sunflower Pollen

A new study by Jonathan Giacomini and his former advisor, evolutionary ecologist Lynn Adler at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with others, found that...
cancer typesvideo

Team Research Reveals How Cells ‘Eat and Sleep’ May Impact Several...

From aging to cancer — with quite a bit in between — Katherine Aird, assistant professor of cellular and molecular physiology at Penn State...
bladder cancer

Urine Test Could Help Monitor Bladder Cancer Treatment

Researchers at UCL Cancer Institute have shown for the first time that immune cells found within the urine mirror those found in cancerous bladder...