Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New algorithm can predict advanced liver disease

(HealthDay)—A model that uses routine primary care data can predict the risk for advanced liver disease, according to a study published online Feb. 11 in BMJ Open.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antibodies recognize and attack different SARS-CoV-2 spike shapes

The virus that causes COVID-19 belongs to the family of coronaviruses, "corona" referring to the spikes on the viral surface. These spikes are not static—to infect cells, they change shapes. Maolin Lu, an associate research ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Does it matter what position you play when it comes to CTE?

A position played in collision sports like football and hockey may not raise an athlete's risk for developing brain disease later. Researchers found no link between the position played by football and hockey players, nor ...

Medical research

Biomarkers dramatically improve success rates of new cancer drugs

In recent decades there have been some big advances in developing new cancer medicines, such as Herceptin, the targeted drug to treat women diagnosed with HER2-positive breast cancer. Despite these successes, cancer remains ...

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