IUPUI biologists are growing 'mini retinas' in the lab from stem cells to mimic the growth of the human retina. The researchers hope to use the research to restore sight when critical connections between the eye and the brain are damaged. These models also allow the researchers to better understand how cells in the retina develop and are organized. These results are published online in Scientific Reports
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Women's bodies undergo a "striking" change during a specific week of pregnancy that can significantly reduce their risk of developing breast cancer later in life, scientists said Tuesday
Whole-body Parametric PET Imaging Will Replace Conventional Image-derived PET Metrics in Clinical Oncology
Current clinical whole-body PET imaging protocols reflect the trend followed in conventional nuclear medicine in that they are optimized to produce the best image quality for qualitative visual interpretation instead of the quantitative assessment of biological parameters
The cerebellum, a structure found in the back of the skull, is known to be important for the control of movement, while the frontal cortex is responsible for cognitive functions such as short-term memory and decision making. However, as the scientists continue to unlock the mystery of how billions of neurons in the brain interact, it is becoming more apparent that it is not that black and white
The proactive use of high-dose intravenous (IV) iron reduces the amount of erythropoiesis-stimulating agent needed to treat anemia in dialysis patients with no short-term increase in the risk of vascular complications of their kind
German drugmaker Bayer and Finland's Orion said on Wednesday to phase III study showed a prostate cancer drug they are jointly developing the delay of the spread of the disease to other parts of the body, boosting Orion's shares
A University of Adelaide forensic pathologist is warning that potentially harmful substances found in herbal medicines may be playing a bigger role in deaths of 'health tourists' than previously thought
ATLANTA — In people who are genetically predisposed to develop Alzheimer's disease (AD), notable changes occur in tau peptides decades before the estimated age of symptom onset — a fact that offers potentially important pieces of the complex puzzle of how AD progresses, new research suggests
Babies exposed in the womb to the majority of medications that target neurotransmitter systems , including typical targets of antidepressants and antipsychotic drugs, are not likely to develop autism than non-exposed babies, according to research conducted at The Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published October 31 in JAMA Psychiatry
A lack of a strong IPR regime and drug price control – India is already among the five offenders on drug tariffs – delay innovation and the advent of cutting edge medicines. While US President Donald Trump has largely focused on his grievances with trade – going as far as to refer to India as to "tariffking" – it remains to be seen how Indian policy makers handle Intellectual Property Right (IPR) related issues, which has historically been a source of contention between America and India.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) marked the World Mental Health Day this month with the theme being ‘young people and mental health in a changing world.’ The aim is to raise global awareness of mental health issues and to stimulate advocacy.
In patients with smoking-related lung disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) dysfunction is associated with worsened airway disease, according to a study published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.