Cardiology

How cholesterol affects your heart

Most people know that high cholesterol is bad for their heart, but few people really understand what cholesterol is. Dr. Claire Haga, a Mayo Clinic family physician, explains why it's so closely related to heart problems. ...

Medications

A new drug target for liver cancer

National University of Singapore researchers have discovered that the MOAP-1 protein plays a role in reducing liver cancer risk by suppressing the hyper-active cancer-promoting Nrf2 cellular signaling pathway.

Medical research

Do vaping and e-cigarettes hurt your health?

Many of us make New Year's resolutions related to our health. We may vow to exercise more, eat better or lose weight. Some may decide to stop smoking or opt for electronic cigarettes, thinking they are a healthier alternative.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Breakthrough on diarrhea virus opens up for new vaccines

Researchers at UmeƄ University in Sweden have for the first time at the atomic level succeeded in mapping what a virus looks like that causes diarrhea and annually kills about 50,000 children in the world. The discovery ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

NIST clarifies structure of prospective vaccine for respiratory virus

No approved vaccine exists for RSV, a life-threatening virus that attacks the respiratory system. State-of-the-art neutron and X-ray scattering performed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) may bring ...

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