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.

Experimental drug reduces risk of death from blood vessel rupture in mice

Could lead to therapies for people at risk of sudden rupture due to abdominal aortic aneurysm. An experimental drug therapy protects mice from sudden death due to the rupture of…

Collagen a key player in breast cancer metastasis

The level of collagen type XII in breast tumours plays an important role in triggering the spread of cancer cells around the body. Collagen type XII plays a key role…

Design prevents buildup of scar tissue around medical implants

Implantable devices that release insulin into the body hold promise as an alternative way to treat diabetes without insulin injections or cannula insertions. However, one obstacle that has prevented their…

How microglia contribute to Alzheimer’s disease

A breakdown of lipid metabolism in these brain cells promotes inflammation and interferes with neuron activity, a new study finds. One of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease is a reduction…

Booster shots offset some of Omicron immune evasion tactics

While Omicron variants of the pandemic coronavirus ratchet up immune evasion, study suggests current boosters intensify protections against serious infection. Although Omicron subvariants of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic coronavirus have evolved…

Inflammatory response in blood driving factor

… in advanced tumour disease. What factors influence the life expectancy of patients with advanced gastric cancer? Scientists at Leipzig University Hospital have discovered that the body’s inflammatory response is…

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