Biomedical technology

Study sheds light on why wounds often heal poorly in diabetics

When tiny particles called exosomes, which shuttle signals between cells, are defective in diabetic patients, they can drive inflammation and impair healing of wounds, according to a new Nano Today study led by University ...

Oncology & Cancer

Scientists discover how air pollution triggers lung cancer

Scientists said Saturday they had identified the mechanism through which air pollution triggers lung cancer in non-smokers, a discovery one expert hailed as "an important step for science—and for society".

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How effective are masks during a COVID wave?

Health departments are predicting another COVID surge related, in part, to more easily transmitted new variants and waning immunity.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Treating infertility with drug-delivering microspheres

For an embryo to survive, it must attach to the lining of the uterus within days of conception. However, if this lining, called the endometrium, is too thin, the embryo can't latch on. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Biomaterials ...

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