Genetics

Club foot gene identified

A gene which could play a role in causing the most severe cases of club foot has been identified by scientists at the University of Aberdeen.

Oncology & Cancer

Study shows how an opportunistic microbe kills cancer cells

New study results show for the first time how dying cells ensure that they will be replaced, and suggests an ingenious, related new approach to shrinking cancerous tumors. A research team from Rush University Medical Center ...

Diabetes

Foot-reading device for personalised footwear

Personalised footwear to relieve patients from diabetes-related foot complications could soon become available, thanks to joint efforts under the DIABSMART project.

Cardiology

Drug 'melts away' fat inside arteries

A new drug being trialled for treating breast cancer and diabetes has been shown to 'melt away' the fat inside arteries that can cause heart attacks and strokes.

Diabetes

A smart shoe to help reduce diabetic amputations

EPFL researchers have developed a shoe sole with valves that electronically control the pressure applied to the arch of the foot. The goal is to relieve foot ulcers commonly caused by diabetes and help them heal to avoid ...

Diabetes

Mechanism of impaired wound healing in diabetes identified

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have identified a mechanism that can explain the impaired wound healing in diabetes which can lead to diabetic foot ulcers. The study is published in the scientific journal Proceedings ...

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