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.

Computer model of influenza virus shows universal vaccine promise

Dynamic movement of H1N1 proteins reveal new vulnerabilities. According to the World Health Organization, each year there are an estimated 1 billion cases of influenza, between 3-5 million severe cases…

Exploring the role of organ and immune ageing in heart and lung diseases

Cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases are closely linked. Researchers at the MHH now want to demonstrate the molecular mechanisms and investigate the influence of age-related changes in the heart, lungs and…

New region-specific cortical communication channel

New research reveals a region specific corticothalamic pathway between the thalamic reticular nucleus and the layer 5 cells of the frontal cortex. The pathway recruits inhibition in the thalamus proportional…

Probiotic markedly reduces S. Aureus colonization in phase 2 trial

NIH study provides new insights on role of gut in staph colonization. A promising approach to control Staphylococcus aureus bacterial colonization in people—using a probiotic instead of antibiotics—was safe and…

In cells, UV-emitting nail polish dryers damage DNA and cause mutations

The ultraviolet nail polish drying devices used to cure gel manicures may pose more of a public health concern than previously thought. Researchers at the University of California San Diego…

“Zone of uncertainty” in the brain influences its ability to form new memories

Researchers at the University of Freiburg discover how the “Zona Incerta” communicates with the neocortex. The neocortex is the largest and most complex part of the brain and has long…

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