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The upshot of the study is another indictment of the so-called Western diet, high in saturated fats, sugar and red meat.
The prospect of creating artery “banks” could transform treatment of many common heart and vascular ailments. But it’s a big leap from concept to reality.
The first target for Co-D is angiosarcoma, a rare and lethal cancer that arises from blood vessels.
The promise of stem cells to treat cardiovascular disease may soon be a step closer to overcoming the last big hurdle before trials in human patients.
Researchers have found a switch that redirects helper cells in the peripheral nervous system into "repair" mode. A new study suggests tactics that might assist recovery after physical injury.
Microlyte, patented by Imbed Biosciences, will compete in the $2 billion market sector of "advanced wound dressings," which are used to treat ulcers, burns, bedsores and other difficult wounds.
Two specific toxins — including the popular drug Botox — have multiple uses for treating many neuromuscular conditions, including frown lines, disabling muscle spasms and migraine headaches.
It’s no accident that researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have taken a lead role addressing the Zika virus epidemic gripping the Americas. Many of them were already at work fighting viruses and mosquito-borne diseases in Central and South America.
In tests on mice, drugs that are already on the market prevented damage to the cells that sustain the light-sensitive cells in the eyes.
The bacteria could present a “novel biological control mechanism,” aiding efforts to stop the spread of Zika virus.
Researchers have shown that one infection with Zika virus protects against future infection, though pregnancy may drastically increase the time the virus stays in the body.
Peter Lewis is one of 22 biomedical scientists to win the award, meant for researchers with outstanding promise in science relevant to human health.
These sorts of studies cannot be performed in humans, hence the need to develop and study mouse models.
Gastrointestinal diseases are a major cause of mortality in pandas but scientists understand little about their digestive process.
This basic knowledge of a specific cancer is essential to start drug testing, says researcher Peter Lewis.
Su-Chun Zhang and co-first authors Yuejun Chen and Man Xiong grew the specialized nerve cells from human embryonic stem cells.
"We are a long way from declaring a cure for fragile X, but these results are promising," says researcher Xinyu Zhao.
A fruit called the noni, now hyped for a vast array of unproven health benefits, is at the heart of a new research study.
The exploratory analysis may open a new window on understanding complex disorders like autism.
If replicated in human cells, the feat could one day fuel drug discovery, powerful new models for heart disease and the raw material for treating diseased hearts.