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Dynamin-binding Protein Tied to Congenital Cataracts

Cataracts, a condition in which the eyes' natural lenses get clouded, are the most common cause of vision loss in older people and can be corrected by routine surgery. But congenital cataracts, which occur in infants and children, are particularly serious since they can inhibit visual development leading to permanent vision loss or impairment that cannot be entirely reversed with?????? cataract surgery

Laboratory Grown Tissues Was More Effective

Tissues grown in the lab from stem cells may fail to live up their therapeutic promise because the cells choose their own fate. For the last 20 years, scientists have worked to engineer tissues for use in a range of conditions, such as osteoarthritis or heart failure.

Stem Cells

They do this by placing stem cells those that can become any kind of cell in biodegradable 3-D structures, or "scaffolds," in the laboratory. However, lab-grown tissues often fail to be fully effective as treatments when transplanted into patients. The study was published in the journal Nature Communications.

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Nintedanib plus Sildenafil no Better Than Nintedanib

Nintedanib plus sildenafil does not provide benefit over nintedanib alone for patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and diffusion capacity of the lungs for carbon monoxide (DLCO) of 35% or less of the predicted value, according to a study published online in the New England Journal of Medicine.

The research was published to coincide with the European Respiratory Society International Congress 2018.