A Chinese study has shown that small extracellular vesicles produced by microRNA-overexpressing mesenchymal stem cells improved cardiac function, reduced infarct size and promoted angiogenesis without arrhythmia in nonhuman primate models of myocardial infarction.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in orthopedics, including: TKR a cost-effective treatment for patients with knee osteoarthritis; Nonsurgical treatment quickly reduces arthritis knee pain and improves function; Inflammation and pressure-sensing leads to 'feed-forward' loop in osteoarthritis.
A study by Korean and U.S. geneticists has demonstrated that the newly developed Gene set analysis Association Using Sparse Signals (GAUSS) is more powerful than existing methods for detecting phenotype-associated gene sets and facilitating interpretation of gene set analysis results.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in oncology, including: New technique may enable electrons in cancer radiotherapy; Universal initiates study of cell-free DNA blood test; Concerns linger about cardiovascular risk factors in conjunction with cancer treatment.
Vaccines now in clinical trials can raise broad-spectrum antibodies against more than one form of hemagglutinin and provide protection against the flu strains that have been most troublesome from a public health perspective.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in cardiology, including: Translational medicine slow to change cardiovascular care; New study results boost case for BASILICA; Mitral repair still worthwhile despite issues with atrial fibrillation.
Two recent studies have independently identified macropinocytosis, a nutrient procurement pathway whereby cancer cells take up extracellular fluid droplets containing proteins and other macromolecules, as a promising new therapeutic target for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC).