Health

How to treat scars at home—and hopefully make them disappear

Maybe you've had a skin cancer removed from your face or body. Perhaps you had an injury or accident and needed stitches. However you came by a cut on your skin, you probably want to make it appear as small as possible as ...

Oncology & Cancer

Obesity is increasing people's risk of cancer. Why?

Obesity is now a global epidemic, and it is increasing people's risk for cancer. The National Cancer Institute lists more than a dozen cancers that are associated with overweight and obesity. But how obesity increases cancer ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New findings on how to avert excessive weight loss from COVID-19

Losing too much weight when infected with COVID-19 has been linked to worse outcomes. Now, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have discovered that SARS-CoV-2 infection fuels blood vessel formation in fat tissues, ...

Cardiology

Self-assembled particle gel for promoting blood vessel formation

NIMS has developed a low-cost self-assembled particle-based injectable gel for promoting blood vessel formation—a regenerative medicine process vital in cell and tissue transplantation. This material may be used as an effective, ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Simple twist of DNA determines fate of placenta

The development of the mammalian placenta depends upon an unusual twist that separates DNA's classic double helix into a single-stranded form, Yale researchers report July 15 in the journal Nature.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers identify mechanisms of MYH9-related blood disease

Ouch, you've cut your finger! As you fumble to grab a tissue, the paramedics in your blood are already rushing to the scene. These blood cells, called platelets, morph in shape from round to spiny, sticking to each other ...

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