Every cell in our bodies is shaped by its outer coating, or biomembrane, which wraps the cell in a supportive and protective blanket, allowing the cell to carry out its normal function while also defending it against attack. New technology has opened up an area of research that makes it possible to study how the biomembrane functions, including how it responds when a disease molecule attacks, paving the way to more effective disease treatments.
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While suffering can be severe across all diseases, access to care is uneven. The hierarchy that determines how little or how much support is available for an illness is known as "disease prestige". The name of an illness can affect the level of care a person receives. Cancer sufferers experiencing fear and uncertainty may have access to cancer care centers. Donations and bequests enable these centers to offer everything from accessible parking to wig and beauty services, to comprehensive clinical care.
A doctor warned Friday that bitter-tasting pumpkins and squashes can contain potent toxins after two women were poisoned by their dinners and lost most of their hair
Glioblastoma multiforme, a type of brain tumor, is one of the most difficult-to-treat cancers. Only a handful of drugs are approved to treat glioblastoma, and the median life expectancy for patients diagnosed with the disease is less than 15 months. The study is published in the journal Nature Communications.
A community-based health promotion program developed by McMaster University that was offered by paramedics in low-income apartment buildings significantly reduced the number of 911 calls and improved quality of life for seniors.
Recent findings have open new perspectives on group A Streptococcus (GAS) virulence understanding with a special focus on the carrier stage and new hopes for an efficient vaccine against this important pathogen
An emergency physician declares that lots of things grow in the spring, including your risk of severe allergic reactions and asthma attacks. So people need to take preventive measures and know when to seek medical care. Spring tends to bring more people to the emergency department.
Community-acquired acute kidney injury (CA-AKI) often goes unrecognized in the pediatric emergency department (PED), according to the new research
According to a study, researchers examined the safety and efficacy of certolizumab in adults with moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis. Twice-weekly certolizumab biologic appears to be both safe and effective for the treatment of moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis. The study was published online in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
A retrospective study led by researchers at The University of Texas found no association between intensity of post-treatment surveillance and detection of recurrence or overall survival (OS) in patients with stage I, II or III colorectal cancer (CRC).
Using optogenetic techniques, the researchers were able to control aggression in mice by stimulating or inhibiting these cells. The results, which are published in the scientific journal Nature Neuroscience, contribute to a new understanding of the biological mechanisms behind aggressive behavior