Muscle relaxants are a necessary part of anesthesia during certain major operations. Studies have, however, hinted at respiratory risks connected with these drugs. The association between the use of muscle relaxants and respiratory complications and assessed the chances of the current avoidance strategies. The study was published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine.
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By creating a new twist on fiber optic sensors, researchers in China have developed a smart, flexible photoacoustic imaging technique that may have potential applications in wearable devices, instrumentation, and medical diagnostics.
New insights into how Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) induces genome instability and promotes cell proliferation could lead to the development of novel antiviral therapies for KSHV-associated cancers, according to a study published in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Erle Robertson of the University of Pennsylvania, and colleagues.
With the latest in high-resolution scientific cameras, scientists are, for the first time, getting a clear picture of a molecule linked to heart disease and muscle diseases. The study was published in the issue of Nature.
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has received a three-year, $1,118,556 grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health to investigate a new imaging approach for diagnosing peripheral arterial disease, a common and potentially serious circulatory problem.
Bacteria are very sneaky in their efforts to develop resistance to antibiotics. Some strains of bacteria package up the genetic instructions for how they defend themselves and cause disease, and pass this information on to neighbouring, naïve, bacteria – essentially gifting their colleagues with the defences they need to survive against our medical armoury of antibiotics.
In a new study, researchers have discovered how an enzyme that plays a key role in cancer development functions. The researchers hope the new knowledge will lead to the design of more precise drugs.
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have come closer to understanding how an enzyme that appears to be important to cancer development behaves inside the cells. The new study, published in the scientific journal Nature Communications, shows first of all that the enzyme METTL13 helps control the formation of new proteins in the cells.
A new study led by SFU health sciences researchers Prabjit Barn and Ryan Allen reveals fetal growth may improve if pregnant women use portable air purifiers inside their homes
A de-escalation from triple therapy to indacaterol/glycopyrronium may lead to a small reduction in lung function in non-frequently exacerbating patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) but no difference in exacerbations, according to a study published in the issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
Columbia biomedical engineers grow first human heart muscle from stem cells that show critical hallmarks of adult human heart function, in just four weeks. Growing human cardiac tissue that behaves like native heart muscle would be transformative for biomedical research, enabling researchers to study human physiology and model heart diseases under fully controlled conditions.
While today scientists can grow many tissues, including the heart muscle, from stem cells taken from a small blood sample of any of us, current bioengineered tissues fail to show some of the most critical hallmarks of adult human heart function.
Researchers have not been able to build a cultured heart muscle mature enough to be useful for medical research until now. The study was published today in Nature.
Ever since the decoding of the human genome in 2003, genetic research has been focused heavily on understanding genes so that they could be read like tea leaves to predict an individual's future and, perhaps, help them stave off disease
Obesity is known to be a risk factor for developing asthma but a new study shows that the reverse is also true: people with asthma are more likely to go on to become obese.