Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix have developed a revolutionary "lung on a leaf" to study pulmonary diseases.Researchers have received a three-year, $750,000 grant from the Arizona Biomedical Research Commission to study lung infections like Valley fever and inflammatory conditions like sarcoidosis in a plant model.
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Exposure to fracking chemicals and wastewater promotes fat cell development, or adipogenesis, in laboratory cell models, according to the new research
Scientists have identified DNA methylation as a crucial mediator of muscle loss at microgravity as well as at normal gravity. Researchers have demonstrated that the underlying mechanism of muscle loss under space-like conditions is also prevalent in the presence of gravity. The study was published in Microgravity.
For adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), acute exacerbations are associated with increased risk of myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke, according to a study published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.
Compared with males, females who undergo radical cystectomy for bladder cancer have worse disease-free, cancer-specific, and overall survival, according to a review published in the July issue of The Journal of Urology
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are one of the most common knee injuries in the United States, affecting more than a quarter of a million people annually, many of them athletes.
In West Virginia, where colorectal cancer is the second-deadliest type of cancer, half of all colorectal cancers elude diagnosis until they have already grown beyond the colon.
In a study of children with chronic kidney disease (CKD), blood pressure medications reduced protein excretion in the urine, which was linked with a lower risk of disease progression
Lyme disease cases among children are on the rise in western Pennsylvania, according to researchers from Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. The findings are published online in Clinical Infectious Diseases.
More than 60% of women who undergo a mastectomy to treat breast cancer choose breast reconstruction, and the demand for that surgery is rising. Most patients have not properly informed about satisfaction and quality-of-life measures over time.
A team of scientists has developed a high-throughput, multi-pronged approach to know which gene expression is actually driving the neurological disease, data from published literature and network analysis of large datasets
Padam Shrestha has been the Executive Director for LEADS Nepal since 2009. LEADS are one of only a handful of mental health NGOs active in Nepal. Their mission is to build inclusive communities, where people living with mental illness can access the treatment they need and their basic rights are recognized and respected. LEADS have been partners of the UK-based global mental health charity BasicNeeds since 2010, working in Baglung and Myagdi districts in the Western region of Nepal.