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Medical Xpress / Study reveals Zika's shape-shifting machinery—and a possible vulnerability

Viruses have limited genetic material—and few proteins—so all the pieces must work extra hard. Zika is a great example; the virus only produces 10 proteins. Now, in a study published in the journal PLOS Pathogens, researchers ...

Medical Xpress / Researchers are upbeat about cardiac regeneration

Think of them as the Energizer Bunnies of the heart, tiny natural batteries that keep this vital organ beating 100,000 times a day as it pumps 2,000 gallons of blood throughout the human body.

17 hours ago in Cardiology
Medical Xpress / Scientists develop potential new drug treatment for multiple sclerosis

CAMH-led pre-clinical studies using a small molecule drug have shown promise as a potential new treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS). The results have been published in the journal Science Advances.

Dec 8, 2023 in Medical research
Medical Xpress / Rare pre- and post-operative recordings show what happens after the brain loses a hub

A University of Iowa-led team of international neuroscientists have obtained the first direct recordings of the human brain in the minutes before and after a brain hub crucial for language meaning was surgically disconnected. ...

Dec 8, 2023 in Neuroscience
Medical Xpress / Multinational study finds biologic therapies can control severe asthma

A study has shown that severe asthma can be controlled using biologic therapies, without the addition of regular high-dose inhaled steroids, which can have significant side effects.

Dec 8, 2023 in Inflammatory disorders
Medical Xpress / A shape-shifting robotic catheter could make heart surgery safer

A beating heart makes for a formidable surgical arena, but a new robotic catheter could someday equip surgeons to operate in the cardiac environment with greater ease.

Dec 8, 2023 in Surgery
Medical Xpress / New research paints a dynamic picture of how we respond to high or low oxygen levels

It only takes holding your breath for slightly too long to understand that too little oxygen is bad for you. But can you also have too much? Indeed, breathing air with a higher oxygen level than your body needs can cause ...

Dec 8, 2023 in Medical research
Medical Xpress / COVID-19: The persistence of SARS-CoV-2 in the lungs and the role of innate immunity

One to two weeks after contracting COVID, the SARS-CoV-2 virus generally becomes undetectable in the upper respiratory tract. But does that mean that it is no longer present in the body? To find out, a team from the Institut ...

Medical Xpress / Severe COVID-19 is a thrombotic disease, study claims

Blood clotting (thrombosis) in the capillary vessels of the lungs is one of the first consequences of severe COVID-19, even preceding the respiratory distress caused by diffuse alveolar damage, according to a Brazilian study ...

Medical Xpress / Immersive VR goggles for mice unlock new potential for brain science

Northwestern University researchers have developed new virtual reality (VR) goggles for mice. Besides just being cute, these miniature goggles provide more immersive experiences for mice living in laboratory settings. By ...

Dec 8, 2023 in Neuroscience
Medical Xpress / Good maternal health 'reparations' has lifelong benefits for women, research finds

Women around the world who have positive health 'reparations' during the journey through pregnancy benefit throughout their lives, new research says.

Dec 8, 2023 in Health
Medical Xpress / Study shows T cells can tackle new 'Pirola' SARS-CoV-2 variant

In August, researchers detected a new SARS-CoV-2 "variant of concern" in patients in Israel and Denmark. Since then, this variant, dubbed BA.2.86 or "Pirola," has made its way around the globe. The Pirola variant has raised ...