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.

Disarming the immune system’s lethal lung response

Neutrophils, the most abundant type of white blood cell, are the body’s first line of defense against infection. Foreign pathogens can stress the body and activate neutrophils. When activated, neutrophils…

Large-scale study finds ten new risk genes for Crohn’s disease

The results of the international study involving the Cluster of Excellence PMI also point to a previously unknown process in the development of this chronic inflammatory bowel disease. The special…

Promising anti-cancer drug also may function as COVID-19 antiviral therapy

Johns Hopkins Medicine-led study suggests small molecule inhibitor RK-33 can block multiple variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus from replicating. Based on findings from a new study by a Johns Hopkins…

More safety for medicines

MHH professor receives “ERC Proof of Concept Grant” to revolutionise drug safety / Novel immune cells to benefit millions of people. Medicines that are injected must be continuously tested for…

Cellular ‘waste product’ rejuvenates cancer-fighting immune cells

Lactate, a metabolic byproduct produced during exercise, could augment current immunotherapies. A new study by UT Southwestern’s Simmons Cancer Center scientists suggests that lactate, a metabolic byproduct produced by cells during…

Previous variants of SARS-CoV-2 provide protection against Omicron BA.5 infection

Vaccinated people who were infected by the first Omicron subvariants have four times greater protection than vaccinated people who were not infected. These results are part of a study that…

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