Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and major diseases at the same time

The world is currently facing a global pandemic without precedent. Looking at how leading research organizations and scientists across all disciplines are actively redeploying efforts to help identify and implement solutions ...

Vaccination

Is a 'universal' flu vaccine on the horizon?

(HealthDay)—Work is proceeding apace on a "universal" flu vaccine capable of protecting humans from all forms of influenza, researchers report.

Medications

Law backs doctors who prescribe opioids to the dying

Some doctors fear litigation and professional ruin if they are seen to have overprescribed opioids to terminally ill patients, according to a University of Queensland researcher.

Medical research

Johns Hopkins researchers publish digital health roadmap

In the dizzying swirl of health-related websites, social media and smartphone apps, finding a reliable source of health information can be a challenge. A group of researchers from the Johns Hopkins University schools of medicine ...

Medical research

Aberrant mTOR signaling impairs whole body physiology

The protein mTOR is a central controller of growth and metabolism. Deregulation of mTOR signaling increases the risk of developing metabolic diseases such as diabetes, obesity and cancer. In the current issue of the journal ...

Immunology

Putting Lupus in permanent remission

Northwestern Medicine scientists have successfully tested a nontoxic therapy that suppresses Lupus in blood samples of people with the autoimmune disease.

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