Armando Figueroa

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Scientists engineer pigs in hopes of organ source for humans

When my dad had a heart valve replaced, the doctors gave him a choice: a mechanical valve, or one from a pig? In his case, the surgeon recommended …

3D bioprinted vascularized liver tissue to increase accuracy of drug toxicity testing

Aug 11, 2017 | By Tess<p>An international team of researchers has developed a method for 3D bioprinting vasularized liver tissue. The bioprinting …

3D Bioprinting

Restrictive lung disease: Types, causes, and treatment

Restrictive lung diseases are chronic lung conditions that limit the ability of a person's lungs to expand during inhalation.<p>Most cases of …

Leukemia: Mushroom protein could be used in future treatments

A protein found in the edible mushroom known as "shaggy ink cap" might be able to kill a type of leukemia cell, new research suggests.<p><i>Coprinus …

A stubborn blood cancer, but there is hope

A leading French hematologist came to lecture on multiple myeloma. It is still incurable, yet new drugs may eventually offer more than maintenance of …

Study: More recreational screen-time linked to worse mental health in teens

The increasing amount of ‘screen-time’ spent on mobiles, tablets and computers among young people is associated with poor self-image, according to a …

Oh Great, the Plague Is Back and It Was Found in the United States

Yikes.<p>TAYLOR, Ariz. (AP) — A second Arizona county in two weeks has confirmed that fleas in the area tested positive for plague.<p>The announcement by Navajo County Public Health officials on Friday comes one week after Coconino County officials found prairie dogs in the area to be carrying fleas with …

Texas Has the Highest Maternal Mortality Rate in the Developed World. Why?

Clutching his newborn daughter, Chris Zavala pleaded with the staff at a Texas urgent-care clinic to save his wife, Michelle.<p>It was July 26 — eight days after Michelle gave birth. The Zavalas had rushed in after Michelle complained of tunnel vision, of feeling like she was going to faint. But now, …

Pregnancy

Why Mosquitoes Bite Some People and Not Others

Ever notice how mosquitoes seem to frantically feast on some folks while ignoring others? It’s not just your imagination, says entomologist Joseph M. …

You Asked: Why Are My Teeth So Sensitive?

You feel it when you sip a hot drink or bite into a cool dessert: an ache, an acute stab of pain. Even a sharp breath of cold air might trigger a …

Dehydration can creep up on you and cause serious health problems

By Consumer Reports<p><i>Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with any advertisers on this site.</i><p>During summer’s heat, it’s easy to become dehydrated without realizing it. And dehydration, which occurs when you lose more water via sweat and urine than you’ve taken in, can be especially dangerous …