(Massachusetts General Hospital) Using a novel approach for imaging the movement of immune cells in living animals, researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases have identified what appear to be the initial steps leading to joint inflammation in a model of inflammatory arthritis.
City of Hope, an independent research and treatment center for life-threatening diseases including diabetes, has been given a $50 million dollar gift for the goal of curing type 1 diabetes in 6 years. City of Hope is located in Duarte, California and is nationally renown for their work treating cancer as well as the site of […]
(Boston University Medical Center) Scientists at the Center for Regenerative Medicine at Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine are creating an induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-based research library that opens the door to invaluable sickle cell disease research and novel therapy development.
Brian T. Grimberg, PhD, assistant professor of international health, infectious diseases, and immunology at the Center for Global Health and Diseases at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Award.
Family structure, size, and even age at which they start have changed drastically over the last several years. In fact, a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that women choosing to have a child at the age of 35 or older has risen from just 1.7 percent per 1,000 births to 11. Show More Summary
By Amanda MacMillan Cases of flu are on the rise, according to a recent statement from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and experts are warning that this year’s flu season will be worse than last. Now, aShow More Summary
(Bentham Science Publishers) Chagas disease is a parasitic infection typically spread by triatomine vectors, affecting millions of people all over Latin America. Existing chemotherapy is centered on benznidazole and nifurtimox, providing unsatisfactory results and substantial side effects. Show More Summary
In health updates that absolutely no one wants to hear, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning that a tapeworm that was previously believed to only exist in fish from Asia has been found in Alaskan Salmon. Hold on to your guts. Read more...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released an official warning about the possible presence of Diphyllobothrium - otherwise known as a Japanese tapeworm - in Alaskan salmon. Oh, you were thinking about sushi tonight? YouShow More Summary
(Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health) Depression poses a risk for cardiovascular diseases in men that is just as great as that posed by high cholesterol levels and obesity. This is according to...Show More Summary
(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) Imagine a day when you visit the doctor's office for your annual physical. Your physician orders routine tests -- cholesterol, glucose and blood count -- but they also order a sequence of your genome, all 3 billion letters of it. Show More Summary
Jimmy Carter, who's been working for decades to eradicate Guinea worm disease, says only 25 human cases of the illness were reported worldwide in 2016. When the Carter Center joined the battle to eliminate Guinea worm disease in the mid-1980s, there were about 3.5 million cases in 21 countries,...
(Boston University Medical Center) New research has found concussions accelerate Alzheimer's disease-related brain atrophy and cognitive decline in people who are at genetic risk for the condition.The findings, which appear in the journal Brain, show promise for detecting the influence of concussion on neurodegeneration.
With the recent opening of the Vanderbilt Marfan Syndrome and Aortic Disorders Center, the state's only comprehensive clinic serving entire families, hundreds of patients with connective tissue disorders now have a one-stop shop for health care.
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Cancer Center today joined with 69 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in issuing a joint statement supporting updated HPV vaccination guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "The HPV vaccine is a proven way to prevent certain types of cancer, but it's not being used widely enough," […]
(Cornell University) To better understand, prevent and treat diseases passed from insects to people, the Cornell University-led Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases will launch later this month, thanks to a $10 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The Orphan Disease Center in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has established a new Program of Excellence for Motor Neuron Disease. The new initiative will focus on ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis--also known as Lou Gehrig's disease).
(Boston University Medical Center) Thyroid disease is a common and frequently dangerous clinical problem during pregnancy. Led by local experts at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Brigham and Women's Hospital, the American...Show More Summary
(Boston University Medical Center) Levels of specific biomarkers, or chemicals found in the blood, can be combined to produce patterns that signify how well a person is aging and his or risk for future aging-related diseases, according to a new study by researchers at the Boston University Schools of Public Health and Medicine and Boston Medical Center.
Regenerative medicine has much to offer the cardiovascular field, although there is still a way to go before it is ready for routine clinical application, according to Andre Terzic, MD, PhD, director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine and a professor in Cardiovascular Diseases Research at the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minn.