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smart drainage device

Purdue’s Giant Leap Toward Personalized Medicine Helps Eyes Drain Themselves for...

Purdue University researchers have invented a new smart drainage device to help patients with glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness in the world, as they...
Pedal Desks

Pilot Study Suggests Pedal Desks Could Address Health Risks of Sedentary...

A recent pilot study by kinesiologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst found that pedaling while conducting work tasks improved insulin responses to a...
Medical diagnoses

New Techniques Allow Medicine to See the Whole Again

Medical diagnoses mostly focuses on resolving isolated issues. But, fixing one problem may create others and even invoke an overall health collapse. Scientists now...
Premature Babies

Using the Microbiome to Help Premature Babies Grow

About half of babies born prematurely struggle to grow, putting them at risk of health problems that can last a lifetime. Despite years of...
Respiratory Effects

When It Comes to Respiratory Effects of Wood Smoke, Sex Matters

Exposure to wood smoke can have different effects on the respiratory immune systems of men and women – effects that may be obscured when...
cerebrospinal fluid

Space Travel Alters the Brain

LMU physicians have shown that widespread changes in the relative tissue volumes of the brains of cosmonauts who have spent long periods of time...
bacterial infection

Can an Exhausted Lung Cell of a Smoker Fight Bacterial Infection?

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have discovered how lung cell exhaustion affects a patient’s ability to fight diseases. Their findings are published in the American Journal...
HPV Blood Test

HPV Blood Test Shows Promise for Tracking Head and Neck Cancer...

A new blood test developed by University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers shows promise for tracking HPV-linked head and neck cancer...
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Common Use of Antipsychotics Shown Ineffective for Delirium in Intensive Care...

Critically ill patients in intensive care units (ICUs) did not benefit from two antipsychotic drugs used to treat delirium, according to a large clinical...
gum disease

New Antibiotic Shows Great Promise for Treating Gum Disease

A new antibiotic being developed at the University of Virginia School of Medicine appears ideal for battling periodontal disease, the leading cause of tooth loss...
Tuberculosis

Outbreak of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Undetected by Standard Tests

Amid a plan announced by the United Nations to eradicate tuberculosis by 2030, a new study has revealed the emergence of multidrug-resistant strains of...
Cellular dust

“Cellular Dust” Provides New Hope for Regenerative Medicine

Extracellular vesicles are matter that is released by cells. Seen for many years as not having any value, this 'cellular dust' has been studied...
cystic fibrosis

Scientists Solve 3-D Structure of CF Protein in Active, Inactive States

Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine in collaboration with researchers at Oregon Health & Science University have resolved the three-dimensional molecular structure of...
Radiation therapy

It’s Safe to Use Skin Creams Before Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy for different kinds of cancer can damage the skin, so patients undergoing such treatment often are advised to apply creams or ointments...
colorectal cancer

Scientists Zero in on Ways to Boost Colorectal Cancer Screening

UNC Lineberger's Daniel Reuland, MD, MPH, and colleagues published in JAMA Internal Medicine a review of data from 73 randomized clinical trials that tested...
sepsis

Researchers Discover Potential ‘Early Warning Markers’ for Sepsis

A multi-site research collaboration supported by a Technology Strategy Board Grant has shown that immune response signatures could be used as an early warning...
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...