Health and Medicine

This subject area encompasses research and studies in the field of human medicine.

Among the wide-ranging list of topics covered here are anesthesiology, anatomy, surgery, human genetics, hygiene and environmental medicine, internal medicine, neurology, pharmacology, physiology, urology and dental medicine.

Detecting liver inflammation earlier and treating it more successfully

MHH in charge of new hepatitis guideline Viral and non-viral liver diseases are often detected late or not at all. As the symptoms are mostly unspecific, the disease progresses in…

Immune cells in the brain share the work

This cooperation is impaired in mutations that can cause Parkinson’s disease. To break down toxic proteins more quickly, immune cells in the brain can join together to form networks when…

Mimicking nature to provide long-lasting local anesthesia

Bio-inspired slow-release system for site 1 sodium channel blockers mimics the anesthetics’ natural receptors in the body. Site 1 sodium channel blockers such as tetrodotoxin and saxitoxin are small-molecule drugs…

Engineering CAR T cells to deliver endogenous RNA …

… wakes solid tumors to respond to therapy. Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy, which uses engineered T cells to treat certain types of cancers, has often been a…

How does exercise training reduce pain?

Meta-analysis shows contribution of placebo in exercise for muscle and joint pain. Prof. Daniel Belavy from the Hochschule für Gesundheit (University of Applied Sciences) in Bochum, Germany, in collaboration with…

Brain cholesterol regulates Alzheimer’s plaques

Advanced imaging technique shows how cholesterol regulates production of Alzheimer’s-associated amyloid beta protein in a type of brain cell. A team co-led by scientists at Scripps Research has used advanced…

Monoclonal antibody prevents malaria in small NIH trial

Additional NIH studies underway will build on encouraging early results. One dose of a new monoclonal antibody discovered and developed at the National Institutes of Health safely prevented malaria for…

Anti-parasitic drug slows pancreatic cancer in mice

As the third-most lethal cancer in the United States, with only a 1% five-year survival rate for people with its most aggressive form, pancreatic cancer has long been a target…

Rice team creating insulin-producing implant for Type 1 diabetes

JDRF funds creation of implant to automatically regulate blood glucose levels. Rice University bioengineers are using 3D printing and smart biomaterials to create an insulin-producing implant for Type 1 diabetics….

Early signs of frontotemporal dementia in personalized cerebral organoids

Results show how neurons may be damaged by mutations in tau protein, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Frontotemporal dementias are a group of fatal and debilitating brain disorders…

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