Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19: Biomarkers linked to severe forms of the disease

Recent studies have shown that immune response plays a central role in the severity of COVID-19. Understanding the immune responses generated as the disease progresses is therefore key to determining which patients are at ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study reveals immune-system paralysis in severe COVID-19 cases

A Stanford study shows that in severely ill COVID-19 patients, "first-responder" immune cells, which should react immediately to signs of viruses or bacteria in the body, instead respond sluggishly.

Cardiology

Controlling ceramides could help treat heart disease

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) researchers have discovered that accumulation of a type of lipid (fat), known as ceramides, plays a crucial role in lipotoxic cardiomyopathy (LCM)—a heart condition ...

Oncology & Cancer

Study suggests way to attack deadly, untreatable nerve tumors

Genomic profiling of mostly untreatable and deadly nerve sheath tumors led scientists to test a possible therapeutic strategy that inhibited tumor growth in lab tests on human tumor cells and mouse models, according to research ...

Medical research

Reversing severe bone loss

A possible first-line treatment for a rare bone loss disease has been identified by a research team led by Tohoku University in Japan. The research findings, published in the journal Molecular Cell, could also provide insight ...

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