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colon cancer

Broccoli, Cabbage and Kale May Protect Against Colon Cancer

The early-stage mouse study, from scientists at the Francis Crick Institute and Imperial College London, is published in the journal Immunity. This suggests that even without genetic risk factors,...
asthma

Mould Discovery in Lungs Paves Way for Helping Hard to Treat...

A team at The University of Manchester have found that in a minority of patients they studied, the standard treatment for asthma - oral...
placenta

How Stem Cells Form the Placenta

Trophoblasts are cells that form the outer layer of a blastocyst*, which attaches itself to the wall of the uterus. In humans, trophoblasts are...
cystic fibrosis

New Simple Test Could Help Cystic Fibrosis Patients Find Best Treatment

Several cutting-edge treatments have become available in recent years to correct the debilitating chronic lung congestion associated with cystic fibrosis. While the new drugs...
asthma

Can Asthma Be Controlled with a Vitamin Supplement?

The shortness of breath experienced by the nearly 26 million Americans who suffer from asthma is usually the result of inflammation of the airways....
cystic fibrosis

A New Test to Measure the Effectiveness of CF Drugs

UNC School of Medicine researchers have developed a new laboratory model of the infection- and inflammation-plagued airways of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. The model,...
Pharmaceutical

Replacing Injections with Pills

At first glance, Irene Pereira de Sousa comes across as modest and respectful. The 29-year-old researcher at ETH’s Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences speaks calmly...
cystic fibrosis

IUPUI Microbiologists Uncover Clues to Clustering of Lethal Bacteria in CF...

Individuals with cystic fibrosis, or CF, have a high risk of chronic pneumonia because the thick, sticky mucus that builds up in their lungs...
Cystic fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis Scientists Discover Abnormal Response to Lung Infections

“For a very long time, there has been discussion about whether cystic fibrosis was a bacteria-infection problem, an inflammation problem, or an immune system...
Lung Disease

Scientists Find Gene Linked to Heightened Mucus Levels in Lung Disease

What if researchers could make breathing easier by changing how much mucus is in your lungs?  Although healthy individuals have mucus in their lungs,...
Chronic Bronchitis

Chronic Bronchitis: New Insights Could Lead to First Diagnostic Test and...

When a patient arrives at a doctor’s office with a persistent cough and the sensation of gunk building up in the lungs, the doctor’s...
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...
bowel disease

New Research Suggests More Sensitive Approaches to Detect and Monitor Inflammatory...

A University of Manchester test on the mucus lining of the intestine, performed in mice, has found changes in bacteria that could lead to...
Constipation

The Science of Defecation Could Produce Better Medicine for Constipation

The study suggests that the time is consistent because of mucus. The substance covering the the large intestine is very thin for small animals...
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...
Cholera bacteria

Cholera Bacteria Infect More Effectively with a Simple Twist of Shape

The bacteria that cause the life-threatening disease cholera may initiate infection by coordinating a wave of mass shapeshifting that allows them to more effectively...
fertility

Spinning Semen Provides a Measurement of Fertility

In the world of artificial insemination, it is well known that the most active semen samples indicate strongly swimming sperm, and the most fertile...
stem cells

Tracking Stem Cells in the Stomach Lining

The renewal of cells in a healthy stomach is being studied by A*STAR researchers through a multidisciplinary approach that combines cell lineage tracing experiments...
Gut

Dietary Fiber and Microbes Change the Gel That Lines Our Gut

In the ongoing hustle and bustle of our intestines, where bacteria and food regularly intermingle, there is another substance that, to the surprise of...
bacteria motor

Nanoscale images reveal bacteria motor parts in unprecedented detail

Nanoscopic 3D imaging has revealed how different bacteria have geared their tiny propeller motors for a wide range of swimming abilities.Many bacteria swim using...