Biomedical technology

Researchers use the eye as a window to study liver health

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have developed a method to study liver function and disease without requiring invasive procedures. After transplanting liver cells into the eye of mice, the cornea can be used as a window ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

SARS-CoV-2 can infect dopamine neurons causing senescence

A new study reported that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID, can infect dopamine neurons in the brain and trigger senescence—when a cell loses the ability to grow and divide. The researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine, ...

Medications

Predicting correct dosage may improve success of drug repurposing

Before a drug can be used to treat a disease, it must go through a lengthy and expensive trial process to prove both safety and effectiveness. By repurposing already-approved drugs, researchers can cut out the time and expense ...

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