Engineered material can reconnect severed nerves

Researchers have long recognized the therapeutic potential of using magnetoelectrics—materials that can turn magnetic fields into electric fields—to stimulate neural tissue in a minimally invasive way and help treat neurological ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Endometriosis: Diagnosing the debilitating condition

In remarks this month to members of Congress and their staffs, Dr. Wendaline VanBuren, a Mayo Clinic radiologist who specializes in gynecologic imaging, discussed the importance of research in improving early detection and ...

Medical research

Study reveals importance of gene MOF in skin development

Northwestern Medicine scientists have revealed how a gene considered essential for histone modification regulates skin development, according to a recent study published in Nature Communications.


Gut contractions influence the composition of the microbiome

Spontaneous rhythmic contractions of the intestinal tract, also known as peristalsis, play an important role in enabling healthy gut function in the vast majority of living organisms. This intrinsic activity appears to be ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Multiple sclerosis: Myelin may be detrimental to nerve fibers

Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects millions of people worldwide, and there is currently no cure for this disease of the central nervous system. Damage to the nerve fibers, also called axons, is responsible for the severity of ...

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