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Innovation, Research

Scientist uncovers clues to aging in mitochondria

May 18, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Many age-related diseases share a common feature: the mitochondria of cells begin to malfunction. While the cause is not known, Buck Institute scientists have discovered a new mechanism of how mitochondria start to go wrong, which opens new doors for […]


News

UW Health invests $60M in new upright proton therapy technology, taking a new approach to treating cancer

May 17, 2022

Via: FierceHealthcare

UW Health plans to offer proton therapy, a form of radiation treatment that more precisely targets tumors for patients with certain cancers, and will be the first location in the state of Wisconsin to provide the treatment. The University of […]


Innovation, Research

CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing approach can alter the social behavior of animals

May 16, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Georgia State University scientists have created gene-edited hamsters for studies of social neuroscience and have found that the biology behind social behavior may be more complex than previously thought. A team of Georgia State University researchers led by Regents’ Professor […]


Innovation, Research

Ethical challenges in microbiome research

May 16, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

A human rights activist and a group of anthropologists and human biologists are casting a critical lens on the way that microbiome research is conducted with Indigenous peoples. While this isn’t the first time that a call for more ethical […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Machine learning innovation among medical industry companies dropped off in the last quarter

May 16, 2022

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Research and innovation in machine learning in the medical sector has declined in the last quarter – but remains higher than it was a year ago. The most recent figures show that the number of related patent applications in the […]


Innovation, Research

New measure of sperm age may be predictor of pregnancy success

May 13, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

A novel technique to measure the age of male sperm has the potential to predict the success and time it takes to become pregnant, according to a newly published study by researchers at the Wayne State University School of Medicine. […]


Innovation, Research

Treatment minimizes infants’ opioid-related brain abnormalities

May 12, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Treating pregnant women with opioid use disorder can help minimize opioid-related brain abnormalities in their newborns. Led by scientists at Cedars-Sinai, this is the first study to report evidence validating the benefits of using medication for opioid use disorder during […]


Innovation, Research

Flu causes cardiac complications by directly infecting the heart

May 11, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Researchers have shown for the first time in mice that heart problems associated with the flu are not caused by raging inflammation in the lungs, as has long been predicted. Instead, the Ohio State University study revealed, the electrical malfunctions […]


Innovation, Research

Exploring dynamics of blood flow in vascular, atherosclerotic diseases

May 10, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Medical interventions, such as improving diet, lowering blood lipids, or controlling blood pressure and blood sugar, can only do so much when it comes to treating atherosclerotic disease. Is it possible to make earlier predictions for risk factors for plaque […]


Innovation, Research

Cells take out the trash before they divide

May 10, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

MIT researchers have discovered that before cells start to divide, they do a little cleanup, tossing out molecules that they appear not to need anymore. Using a new method they developed for measuring the dry mass of cells, the researchers […]


Biomarker, Innovation

How tumor cells use mitochondria to keep growing

May 10, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Hormone therapy is often used to treat prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body, but many patients develop resistance to hormone therapy, causing their disease to become more aggressive and potentially more deadly. “One of the […]


Innovation, Research

Gene therapy shows promise in treating neuropathy from spinal cord injuries

May 9, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

An international team of researchers, led by scientists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, report that a gene therapy that inhibits targeted nerve cell signaling effectively reduced neuropathic pain with no detectable side effects in mice with […]


Innovation, Research

Drugs showing promise in cancer trials reduce scarring for scleroderma

May 9, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Epigenetic drugs that have shown promise in cancer trials significantly reduce scarring in the cells of patients with scleroderma, an incurable and life-threatening autoimmune disease, a new study shows. Scleroderma is a chronic disease that affects the immune system, causing […]


Innovation, Research

Crystal study may resolve DNA mystery

May 9, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

When cells reproduce, the internal mechanisms that copy DNA get it right nearly every time. Rice University bioscientists have uncovered a tiny detail that helps us understand how the process could go wrong. Their study of enzymes revealed the presence […]


Innovation, Research

Retinal cell map could advance precise therapies for blinding diseases

May 6, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Researchers have identified distinct differences among the cells comprising a tissue in the retina that is vital to human visual perception. The scientists from the National Eye Institute (NEI) discovered five subpopulations of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) — a layer […]