Biomedical technology

A method for measuring the spongelike properties of human skin

Hydraulic permeability—the ability of water to move in all directions through a multicellular complex tissue—allows skin to maintain turgor and appear plump. A new approach to quantify the hydraulic permeability of skin ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Blood vessel protein found to reduce mortality in infectious disease

Pipes play an essential role in bringing water to the faucets in your home, but if one of those pipes springs a leak, damage can result. Similarly, the vascular system plays an essential role in carrying oxygen and nutrients ...

Inflammatory disorders

Obesity-related gut damage may worsen asthma symptoms

Changes in gut function caused by weight gain are associated with an increase in asthma severity, according to research to be presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Harrogate.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Polyphenol-rich diets improve leaky gut syndrome in the elderly

The increase of intestinal permeability is associated with factors such as aging, food allergies and intolerances and unhealthy diets. This alteration causes a reduction of the gut integrity barrier that triggers the transit ...

Medical research

Three peptides could be causing severe COVID-19 complications

A study published in July 2020 hypothesized a link between the presence of bradykinin, a well-known peptide, and severe cases of COVID-19. Vardan Karamyan, Ph.D., an associate professor and vice chair for the Texas Tech University ...

Biomedical technology

Professor suggests how to calculate implant materials' permeability

An associate professor from RUDN University found out the effect of the number and size of pores on the permeability of bone implants by biological fluids. The results of the study could help choose optimal physical parameters ...

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Permeability

Permeability, permeable and semipermeable may refer to:

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