Medical Research

Medical research centre frozen in time

Evgenia Arbugaeva photographs the people maintaining the Amani Hill Research Station, a semi-abandoned colonial research facility in the jungle of Tanzania.<p>Started by the Germans in the late 19th Century as a botanical garden, the facility was converted by the British into a malaria research …

Research

Why Tooth Banking Might Just Be The Next Wave In Stem Cell Research

<i>Uproxx knows that science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines are driving the future of this planet forward. Every day, we see new ideas, fresh innovations, and bold trailblazers in these fields. Follow us this month as we highlight how STEM is shaping the culture of …

Stem-Cell Research

New hair growth mechanism discovered

The late actor Telly Savalas said it best: “We’re all born bald, baby.’’<p>And bald CAN be beautiful.<p>But for many follicly-challenged folks, news out of …

Evidence-Based Medicine

Tweaking the Tiny Electrical Charges Inside Cells Can Fight Infection

It works in tadpoles. Could it work in humans?

Hematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues

Bone Marrow<p>Early in fetal life, hematopoiesis begins as red blood cell precursors appear in the yolk sac at 2 weeks gestation. In the first …

Evidence-Based Medicine

Pain in left arm: Possible causes, other symptoms, and treatment

Though small aches and pains are a normal part of aging, sudden or unusual left arm pain can be linked to a more serious condition.<p>This may be a …

Evidence-Based Medicine

Leaky Heart Valve: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, Surgery, and More

Medicine

Scientists discover enzyme that supports brain tumor growth

Researchers from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston have discovered that an enzyme helps brain tumors to grow. This finding …

Evidence-Based Medicine

Could pigs be involved in Congo's new Ebola outbreak?

It might all just be a big coincidence. But scientists and public health officials are investigating whether pigs are somehow involved in the Ebola …

Disease

Statins may improve heart structure, function

Although the use of statins for treating people at risk of heart disease has been historically quite controversial, new research suggests that …

Evidence-Based Medicine

Heart Failure Detection Device

Early and low-cost detection of a Heart Failure is the proposal of [Jean Pierre Le Rouzic] for his entry for the 2017 Hackaday Prize. His device is …

Scientific Research

Bioelectricity new weapon to fight dangerous infection: Drugs already approved for other uses in people help frogs survive deadly E. coli by changing their cells' electrical charge

Drugs already approved for other uses in people help frogs survive deadly E. coli by changing their cells' electrical charge<p>Changing natural …

Evidence-Based Medicine

Does parasitic worm spit contain the key to healing?

Researchers claim a molecule found in the spit of a parasitic worm can bolster the healing process for diabetics, the elderly and smokers with lingering wounds.<p>A team of scientists from the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine discovered the molecule granulin, found in the saliva of …

Evidence-Based Medicine

Stem cells show promise – but they also have a darker side

Everyone seems to be excited about stem cells. Their excellent promise as a treatment for a range of diseases and injuries mean almost guaranteed …

Medicine

How Much Water Should We Drink Every Day?

More than 2000 years ago Hippocrates (460–377 BCE) said, “If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too …

Evidence-Based Medicine

The NHMRC program grant overhaul: will it change the medical research landscape in Australia?

Medical research in Australia is facing some unprecedented challenges. Investment in the National and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has been flat …

Research

Scientists find simple copper complex shuts down botulinum neurotoxin poisoning

Botulinum neurotoxin is probably best known to Americans as BOTOX, a cosmetic medicine, rather than as a cause of potentially dangerous foodborne …

Evidence-Based Medicine

Biomedical research feels cuts of President Trump's new budget proposal

Despite some good aspects, President Donald Trump's proposed 2018 budget includes cuts in biomedical programs that would cripple life science …

Biomedical Research

Designer worm spit supercharges healing: A molecule produced by a Thai liver parasite could be the solution to those non-healing wounds

A molecule produced by a Thai liver parasite could be the solution to those non-healing wounds<p>Globally, every 30 seconds a diabetic has a limb …

Evidence-Based Medicine

Weighing in on President Trump's budget: Editorial Board Roundtable

Food stamps, medical research dollars and the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to help keep pollution and invasive species out of the five Great …

Great Lakes

Medical microbots need better imaging and control

Mariana Medina-Sánchez and Oliver G. Schmidt set priorities for more realistic tests of tiny machines that could be used to diagnose and treat …

Evidence-Based Medicine

African scientists are punching above their weight and changing the world

Over the past five years, Africa’s contributions to the world’s research –- that is, new knowledge –- have varied from a low of 0.7% to the present …

Evidence-Based Medicine

Medical Research, Disease Prevention Programs Would Be Casualties Of Trump’s ‘Skinny Budget’

The budget for the Health and Human Services Department, which was briefly posted online and then removed, shows deep cuts to a variety of health …

Health Care

Scientists wary as Texas mulls allowing sale of unproven drugs

A group of scientists and medical professionals is sounding the alarm in the final days of the Texas legislative session about a little-noticed bill …

Stem-Cell Research

New findings on formation and malformation of blood vessels

In diseases like cancer, diabetes, rheumatism and stroke, a disorder develops in the blood vessels that exacerbates the condition and obstructs …

Scientists make strides in hunt for genetic causes of heart disease

In 2007, Stanford cardiologist Tim Assimes, MD, PhD, started along an investigative path to discover the root genetic causes of coronary artery …

Medicine

Speeding up quality control for biologics

Drugs manufactured by living cells, also called biologics, are one of the fastest-growing segments of the pharmaceutical industry. These drugs, often …

Evidence-Based Medicine

Scientists successfully grow human blood stem cells in a lab for the first time

Why it matters to you<p>Growing human blood stem cells in a lab could help treat patients with a variety of blood disorders.<p>In a breakthrough of …

Evidence-Based Medicine

Biofilm discovery suggests new way to prevent dangerous infections

So what is shear? Imagine you're in a river and you're trying to pull yourself along underwater by grabbing rocks on the bottom and pulling forward. …

Biology

Hiring Freeze Leaves Nearly 700 Jobs Unfilled At CDC

The vacancies impact public health emergency readiness, infectious disease control and chronic disease prevention programs, The Washington Post …

Stem-Cell Research