By delivering the protein follistatin via gene therapy, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis were able to increase skeletal muscle mass, decrease fat, and reverse obesity-related arthritis in mice who developed osteoarthritis as a result of a high-fat diet.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in cardiology, including: Necklace used to detect abnormal heart rhythm; Link found between blood vessel inflammation, malfunctioning mitochondria; Liver-specific pre-eclampsia treatment is maternal-specific, as well.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in neurology, including: Focused ultrasound opens brain for gene therapy; Study links early sleep problems to autism diagnosis; New trial platform could accelerate finding a cure for Parkinson's disease.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in diagnostics, including: Circulating progesterone and breast cancer risk; Llamas aid in fight against COVID-19; Transcriptomic insights into Parkinson’s disease.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in orthopedics, including: Scientists regenerate neurons in mice with spinal cord injury and optic nerve damage; Trial questions benefits of organic nitrates for bone health; Mind-controlled arm prostheses that 'feel' are now a part of everyday life; Biomaterial immune control discoveries could reduce implant rejection.
A multi-institutional group led by the University of California at San Francisco’s Quantitative Biosciences Institute (QBI) has identified more than 200 host proteins that interacted with SARS-CoV-2 viral proteins during infection, creating “a blueprint of how SARS-CoV-2 hijacks human cells.”
The climate crisis in the time of COVID-19 illustrates the difference between the important and the urgent. There is, of course, no alternative to focusing on the current pandemic. But at the same time, the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has not changed the fact that the climate crisis is a coming wave whose health consequences will ultimately dwarf those of any single infectious agent.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in oncology, including: Infectious disease diagnoses often foreshadow cancer diagnoses; Polymerase k and drug resistance; Microcytosis link to cancer confirmed; Researchers describe new triple threat to cancer.