Medical research

Researchers extend liver preservation for transplantation

Researchers have developed a new supercooling technique to increase the amount of time human organs could remain viable outside the body. This study was conducted in rats, and if it succeeds in humans, it would enable a world-wide ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Rapid test delineates diseases with similar symptoms

Malaria and typhoid fever are major health problems in tropical regions, but accurate diagnosis is often hampered by overlapping or nonspecific symptoms and limited access to diagnostics. Now, NIBIB-funded scientists have ...

Oncology & Cancer

Hunting down the mutations that cause cancer drug resistance

Using a virus to purposely mutate genes that produce cancer-driving proteins could shed light on the resistance that inevitably develops to cancer drugs that target them, a new study led by UT Southwestern scientists suggests. ...

Cardiology

New tool predicts sudden death in inflammatory heart disease

Johns Hopkins University scientists have developed a new tool for predicting which patients suffering from a complex inflammatory heart disease are at risk of sudden cardiac arrest. Published in Science Advances, their method ...

Medical research

Cholesterol levels sustainably lowered using base editing

Base editing is a novel gene editing approach that can precisely change individual building blocks in a DNA sequence. By installing such a point mutation in a specific gene, an international research team led by the University ...

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