A new study, published in the American Journal of Pathology, confirms that losartan is effective in treating Marfan syndrome, but the underlying mechanism of action is different than previously thought, which opens up new possibilities for improvements in Marfan syndrome management.
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Continuous low doses of far ultraviolet C (far-UVC) light can kill airborne flu viruses without harming human tissues, according to a new study published in Scientific Reports. The findings suggest that use of overhead far-UVC light in hospitals, schools, airports, and other public spaces could provide a powerful check on seasonal influenza epidemics, as well as influenza pandemics.
Penn State scientists identified a protein called GM-CSF that modifies the immune response to the flu, may also help reduce lung inflammation and improve survival during influenza. The study, published in the journal Respiratory Research, suggest that GM-CSF could be a potential therapeutic strategy for treating the flu.
The study led by Professors Sue Kimber and Adrian Woolf from The University of Manchester, signifies a significant milestone in the development of treatment for kidney disease . The study was published in the journal Stem Cell Reports .
Women have three-to-four times the incidence of multiple sclerosis (MS) compared to men and the lower incidence in males is related, in part, to higher levels of testosterone. But until now, scientists have not understood how the hormone provides protection. The new study discovered how testosterone does it, and how females can glean the benefits. The study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
In the largest study to date on children in a low/ middle-income country, new research in Ghana finds that the timing of a measles vaccine in an overall vaccination schedule can have a profound impact on child survival rates beyond protecting against measles infection. The findings, published in open access journal Frontiers in Public Health, suggest that measles vaccination in the recommended sequence may have made an important contribution towards achieving the Millennium Development Goal 4 of reducing child mortality.
Children born into housing compounds with improvements in drinking water quality, sanitation, and handwashing infrastructure were not measurably taller after two years compared to those born into compounds with more contamination, a new study suggests. The study is published in the journal The Lancet Global Health.
Researchers at UT Southwestern's Simmons Cancer Center found, combining ultrasound imaging with a blood test for alpha fetoprotein high ( AFP ) levels Improves detection of early-stage liver cancer by as much as 40%. The study findings were published in the journal Gastroenterology
In the paper published in journal Nature Communications, researchers demonstrated the design and synthesis of a smart globular macromolecular machine vehicle for actively controlled cancer drug delivery, which would enhance the drug's efficacy. This breakthrough gives insight to targeted therapy drugs such as Chlorambucil in the treatment of leukaemia.
A new optical imaging system which utilizes red and near-infrared light could identify breast cancer patients who might respond to chemotherapy, according to a new study recently published in the journal Radiology.
According to this study, researchers study on anatomy of human elbow in Human Medial Collateral. The human elbow maintains its stability mainly through its bony structure. Stability is enhanced by ligamentous structures. To allow the ligament-muscular reflex, which protects against strain and stress, mechanoreceptors are embedded in the ligament. This report describes the existence and the distribution of the elbow medial collateral ligaments (MCLs) mechanoreceptors.