Cardiology

Using mussel adhesive proteins for cardiac tissue regeneration

Patients not only have to fight their diseases but also must deal with the pain—the more severe the condition, the more painful the injections. Recently, new doors have opened to relieve patients of these burdens. A POSTECH ...

Medical research

Skin stem cells get moving for enhanced skin regeneration

Although sometimes hard to accept, with aging, many things in our bodies change. One of these is the ability of the skin to regenerate. Old skin is just not as good as young skin at healing wounds. However, the molecular ...

Cardiology

Blocking distraction: How growing blood vessels do it all

Growing blood vessels are experts at multitasking. Not only do cells in their walls divide, they must also sprout in new directions while learning to specialize, ultimately becoming part of vein, artery or lymphatic vessels. ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Treating infertility with drug-delivering microspheres

For an embryo to survive, it must attach to the lining of the uterus within days of conception. However, if this lining, called the endometrium, is too thin, the embryo can't latch on. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Biomaterials ...

Medical research

Immune cell betrayal explains why it gets colder as we age

Human evolution has provided us a level of protection from the existential threat of cold temperature with the capacity to produce heat from fat stored in the body. However, with age, people become more susceptible to cold ...

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