Medical research

Study reveals that kidney cells don't filter blood, they pump it

Human kidneys are an intricate network of tubes that process roughly 190 quarts of blood every day. Lining these tubes are epithelial cells that transport blood through the kidneys and circulate it back into the body. How ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

New findings in the vaginal microbiome

A new study published in Human Reproduction shows that the menstrual phase has effects on the microbiome. "This will be very important for planning future studies, both in basic science and for interventions aiming to improve ...

Neuroscience

New insights on the importance of skull channels for brain health

Investigators led by a team at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) that previously discovered tiny channels in the skull have now found that cerebrospinal fluid (also known as "brain water") can exit the brain into the skull's ...

Medical research

It takes a heart to make a better lung

Interactions between the developing heart and lungs are essential for proper growth and maturation; however, much is still unknown about the co-development of these critical organs. To provide fresh insight, a team of collaborators ...

Medical research

A promising combination therapy for triple-negative breast cancer

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and collaborating institutions have identified a combination therapy for treating triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) that results in durable tumor regression in an animal model ...

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