Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How a lung injury study helped inspire new COVID-19 drug trials

When Anna Greka, an institute member at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and a physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital, volunteered to help care for patients with COVID-19 at the peak of Boston's springtime surge, ...

Neuroscience

Cannabinoids may help limit secondary damage of TBIs

In the hours and days after a traumatic brain injury, inflammation inside the brain can accelerate to the point that more brain damage occurs, says a scientist working to better understand the acceleration and whether interventions ...

Diabetes

Novel therapy approach for hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia

A new method to treat hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia has proven highly selective in targeting lesions and effective in slowing tumor growth, according to research published in the November issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. ...

Immunology

Why protecting the brain against infection takes guts

The brain is uniquely protected against invading bacteria and viruses, but its defence mechanism has long remained a mystery. Now, a study in mice, confirmed in human samples, has shown that the brain has a surprising ally ...

Oncology & Cancer

A heart-breast-cancer-on-a-chip monitoring system

Breast cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer for women around the world, and much effort has been spent in the development of therapies to treat this disease. Among these treatments, chemotherapy has been shown to ...

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