Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Minimizing long-term lung damage in COVID patients

A combined treatment strategy targeting SARS-CoV-2 symptoms and severe lung tissue injury is essential to minimize lung sequelae—chronic complications resulting from COVID-19 infection, according to a review published this ...

Oncology & Cancer

New approach to improve ovarian cancer treatment

Immune checkpoint inhibitors are a type of cancer treatment that help the immune system's T cells recognize and attack tumors. But these immunotherapy drugs aren't effective against all cancers. In a study published today ...

Medical research

Nerve repair, with help from stem cells

A new approach to repairing peripheral nerves marries the regenerating power of gingiva-derived mesenchymal stem cells with a biological scaffold to enable the functional recovery of nerves following a facial injury, according ...

Genetics

iPS cells show therapeutic benefits for a rare muscle dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy describes a family of congenital diseases that cause the progressive loss of muscle tissue. Severity varies across the family, but for many there is little in the way of treatment. In its newest study, ...

Medical research

Perfecting collagen production in osteogenesis imperfecta

Most people can expect to break close to two bones in their lifetime, but those with osteogenesis imperfecta—also known as brittle bone disease—can break hundreds of bones before they even hit puberty. And while healthy ...

Surgery

Skin and bones repaired by bioprinting during surgery

Fixing traumatic injuries to the skin and bones of the face and skull is difficult because of the many layers of different types of tissues involved, but now, researchers have repaired such defects in a rat model using bioprinting ...

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