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.

Innovative method to improve cancer immunotherapy

University Hospital Tübingen cooperates with ImaginAb and is Europe’s first center for the production of radiolabeled CD8 minibodies. The Preclinical Imaging and Radiopharmacy Department of the University Hospital Tübingen and…

A vital tool to study virus evolution in the test tube

Variants of viruses, such as that causing COVID-19, can now be quickly studied in the laboratory, even before they emerge in nature and become a major public health challenge. The…

How liver metastases can be stopped

Research team investigates role of connective tissue cells in tumour environment. Every year, more than 220,000 people die of cancer in Germany – and the number is rising. About 90…

New nanoparticle design paves way for improved detection of tumors

Nano-sized particles have been engineered in a new way to improve detection of tumors within the body and in biopsy tissue, a research team in Sweden reports. The advance could…

Lighting Hydrogels Via Nanomaterials

Texas A&M associate professor Akhilesh Gaharwar and graduate student Patrick Lee are developing a new class of hydrogels that can leverage light for drug delivery and regenerative medicine treatments. Hydrogels…

Investigators in global study expanding genomic research of different ancestries

Paper in Nature Genetics: Genome-wide meta-analysis shows that research into different ancestries leads to better results and better care. Today The Lundquist Institute announced that its investigators contributed data from…

Main switch for hereditary muscle atrophy found

Research team investigates molecular mechanisms of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a hereditary neurodegenerative disease. Motor nerve cells in the spinal cord and brain stem, which…

Salmonella use intestinal epithelial cells to colonize the gut

The immune system’s attempt to eliminate Salmonella bacteria from the gastrointestinal (GI) tract instead facilitates colonization of the intestinal tract and fecal shedding, according to National Institutes of Health scientists….

Coronavirus testing made quick and easy

A new rapid coronavirus test developed by KAUST scientists can deliver highly accurate results in less than 15 minutes. The diagnostic, which brings together electrochemical biosensors with engineered protein constructs,…

Geology helps map kidney stone formation from tiny to troublesome

Advanced microscope technology and cutting-edge geological science are giving new perspectives to an old medical mystery: How do kidney stones form, why are some people more susceptible to them and…

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