Medical research

Sweden hospital in lab-made windpipe transplant

A 36-year-old man who had tracheal cancer has received a new lab-made windpipe seeded with his own stem cells in a procedure in Sweden they call the first successful attempt of its kind, officials said Thursday.

Medical research

Treating autoimmune disorders with an inhaler rather than an IV

Nanoparticles continue to find wider use in medical treatments in everything from drug delivery to diagnosing disease. In nearly every case, these ultrafine particles are delivered to patients via injection or through an ...

Medical research

Can we make bones heal faster?

A new paper in Science Advances describes for the first time how minerals come together at the molecular level to form bones and other hard tissues, like teeth and enamel.

Immunology

Memory training for the immune system

After an infection of the human body with a pathogen, a cascade of reactions will usually be set into motion. Amongst others, specific cells of the immune system known as T cells get activated in the lymph node and will subsequently ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Do-it-yourself COVID-19 vaccines fraught with public health problems

Well-intentioned "citizen scientists" developing homemade COVID-19 vaccines may believe they're inoculating themselves against the ongoing pandemic, but the practice of self-experimentation with do-it-yourself medical innovations ...

Medical research

Improving health care through cell-based interceptive medicine

Hundreds of innovators, research pioneers, clinicians, industry leaders and policy makers from all around Europe are united by a vision of how to revolutionize healthcare. In two publications—a perspective article in the ...

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