Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Advanced X-ray technology tells us more about Ménière's disease

The organ of balance in the inner ear is surrounded by the hardest bone in the body. Using synchrotron X-rays, researchers at Uppsala University have discovered a drainage system that may be assumed to play a major role in ...

Neuroscience

A new biomarker for the aging brain

Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR) in Japan have identified changes in the aging brain related to blood circulation. Published in the scientific journal Brain, the study found that natural ...

Medical research

Scientists breach brain barriers to attack tumors

The brain is a sort of fortress, equipped with barriers designed to keep out dangerous pathogens. But protection comes at a cost: These barriers interfere with the immune system when faced with dire threats such glioblastoma, ...

Ophthalmology

Researcher explores best treatments for glaucoma

Researchers at Queen's University Belfast together with University of St Andrews and Aberdeen have found that the procedure used to remove cataracts is more successful than current standard treatments with laser in treating ...

Surgery

9-cis retinoic acid promising for lymphedema prevention

(HealthDay)—Treatment with 9-cis retinoic acid (RA) has potential as a preventative agent for postsurgical lymphedema, according to an experimental study published in the August issue of the Annals of Surgery.

Cardiology

An invisible system to rescue the heart

Heart failure affects over one million people in France. Although the blood system is the first to have been explored for the purpose of improving heart function, a study by Inserm has revealed the potential of a secondary ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Better way to treat abscesses: Add antibiotic to conventional approach

UCLA researchers have found that doctors can use a specific antibiotic in addition to surgically draining an abscess to give people a better chance of recovery. The discovery turns on its head the long-held notion that surgical ...

Other

Monitoring critical blood levels in real time in the ICU

No larger than a pack of chewing gum, the prototype developed by EPFL's Integrated Systems Laboratory (LSI) is deceptively simple in appearance. But this little black case with two thin tubes sticking out contains some real ...

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