Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What should a successful SARS-CoV-2 vaccine do?

A lot has been written recently about the merits of different potential vaccines for SARS-CoV-2. "Merit" is generally assumed to mean that the vaccine will make us immune. But what, exactly, is immunity, and how would we ...

Dentistry

Coating implants with 'artificial bone' to prevent inflammation

Bone disease is becoming increasingly prevalent due to population aging, among other factors, and the use of dental and orthopedic implants to treat bone disease has been on the rise. The history of implants can be traced ...

Oncology & Cancer

For cancer patients, sugar-coated cells are deadly

(Medical Xpress)—Every living cell's surface has a protein-embedded membrane that's covered in polysaccharide chains – a literal sugar coating. On cancer cells, this coating is especially thick and pronounced.

Medical research

Non-slip tracheal implants

If a person‘s windpipe is constricted, an operation in which the surgeon inserts a stent to enlarge the trachea is often the only way to relieve their respiratory distress. But this grid-like implant can slip out of ...