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Medical Xpress / New cause of diabetes discovered, offering potential target for new classes of drugs to treat the disease
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals have identified an enzyme that blocks insulin produced in the body—a discovery that could provide a new target to treat diabetes.
Providing human breast milk to preterm infants is a strategy for preventing complications including necrotizing enterocolitis. Because a mother's own milk (considered the gold standard) is not always available, it is important ...
Medical Xpress / Engineers design a robotic replica of the heart's right chamber
MIT engineers have developed a robotic replica of the heart's right ventricle, which mimics the beating and blood-pumping action of live hearts.
In an article published in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers at São Paulo State University (UNESP) in Brazil describe a potential strategy for combating zika virus (ZIKV).
Medical Xpress / Study suggests link between higher prenatal PFAS exposures and offspring obesity risk in adolescence
A new Project Viva study demonstrates the impact of prenatal per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) exposures on children. The study, published in the December 6 issue of Environmental Health Perspectives, observed a strong ...
A study looking at 15 years of HIV transmission and suppression in Uganda reveals how closing gender gaps in treatment could slash infection rates.
In order for immune cells to do their job, they need to know against whom they should direct their attack. Research teams at the University of Würzburg have identified new details in this process.
Medical Xpress / New study questions effectiveness of drugs for ovarian protection during cancer treatment
A new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has found no evidence that a common drug used to protect the ovaries of women undergoing chemotherapy increases their chances of having children after cancer treatment. The ...
Medical Xpress / AI takes the reins in deep-tissue imaging
Artificial intelligence is finding more and more applications every day. One of the newest is in the biomedical field, using AI to control and drive single-molecule microscopy in ways no human can. The result is a landmark ...
Medical Xpress / Race doesn't impact cardiovascular risk calculations, study finds
Removing race information from cardiovascular risk calculators—which predict the probability of developing heart disease—doesn't affect patients' risk scores, according to a study by Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian ...
Medical Xpress / Researchers discover potential source of stem cells in injury-affected brains of patients
Researchers from Helmholtz Munich and the LMU have discovered that, in the case of brain injuries, specific cells in the brain become active in disease situations, exhibiting properties of neural stem cells.
Medical Xpress / Genomic study on ulcers in European and Asian populations could lead to new population-specific treatments
Researchers studied stomach and duodenal ulcers in a large research project comparing Japanese and European populations. They found 25 new genetic markers linked to ulcers which showed that, though these sores on the walls ...