Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Peptide shows promise for protecting kidneys from nephritis

A synthetic peptide appears to directly disrupt the destructive inflammation that occurs in nephritis, enabling the kidneys to better recover and maintain their important functions, investigators report.

Surgery

New method rescues donor organs to save lives

A multidisciplinary team led by Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Mikati Foundation Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Medical Sciences at Columbia Engineering, and Matt Bacchetta, associate professor of surgery at Columbia ...

Medical research

Promising treatment for flu-related lung injury

(Medical Xpress)—Influenza is highly communicable, and often causes acute lung injury and respiratory distress, particularly in aged people. Therapeutic options after infection with the virus are limited, and health organizations ...

Oncology & Cancer

Lung inflammation contributes to metastasis

Pre-existing inflammation in the lungs may increase the risk that cancers beginning elsewhere will spread to that organ, according to new research from Weill Cornell Medicine.

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