Genetics

New clues to lung-scarring disease may aid treatment

Scientists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in Phoenix, Arizona, have discovered previously unreported genetic and cellular changes that occur in the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Which COVID-19 patients need ventilators?

Patients who were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Chicago were more likely to need a mechanical ventilator if they were older than 65 years old, male, had a history of diabetes or felt short of breath, reports a new Northwestern ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Giving distressed lungs a safer fighting chance

A device designed at the University of Pittsburgh could help improve outcomes as a treatment for COVID-19 when used in conjunction with non-invasive or mechanical ventilation, and it recently received Emergency Use Authorization ...

Oncology & Cancer

New study indicates exercise can help prevent liver cancer

Liver cancer is the fourth most common cause of cancer death worldwide and is growing rapidly due to the "diabesity pandemic." A new study reported in the Journal of Hepatology, provides strong evidence that voluntary exercise ...

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