Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study sheds light on why parasite makes TB infections worse

Scientists have shown how a parasitic worm infection common in the developing world increases susceptibility to tuberculosis. The study demonstrated that treating the parasite reduces lung damage seen in mice that also are ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pneumonia found to harm DNA in lung cells

A bacterium that is the most common cause of pneumonia—a leading cause of death worldwide—can damage DNA in lung cells, a new study has shown.


Novel nanoparticles could save soldiers' lives after explosions

Soldiers who suffer internal trauma from explosions might one day benefit from a new treatment now under development. Researchers report in the journal ACS Macro Letters that injecting a certain type of nanoparticle helped ...

Oncology & Cancer

Second opinion changes diagnosis from incurable to curable cancer

The Journal of Clinical Oncology reports the case of a woman diagnosed with advanced, incurable lung cancer, whose disease was in fact early stage, curable lung cancer with additional lung lesions due to a rare antibiotic ...

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