Medical research

Scientists find key to regenerating blood vessels

A new study led by researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) identifies a signaling pathway that is essential for angiogenesis, the growth of new blood vessels from pre-existing vessels. The ...

Diabetes

Approved cancer drug potentially could help treat diabetes

A pair of studies by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine has identified a molecular pathway—a series of interaction among proteins—involved in the development of diabetes. Furthermore, they have ...

Ophthalmology

Preventing secondary cataract

Scientists may have found a way to prevent complications from surgery to treat cataract, the world's leading cause of blindness. The study was part-funded by eye research charity Fight for Sight and is published by a research ...

Health

Why icing doesn't work to heal injuries

Applying ice to a muscle after injury is a commonly prescribed therapy for treating muscle bruises. But does it really speed recovery time and help the muscle to heal?

Ophthalmology

An eye toward better treatment

Every two months, Northeastern bioengineering graduate student David Walsh's 91-year-old grandmother goes to the doctor to receive a drug injection into her eyes. She has wet age-related macular degeneration. There is no ...

Ophthalmology

New eye treatment effective in laboratory tests

A promising technique for treating human eye disease has proven effective in preclinical studies and may lead to new treatments to prevent blindness, according to experiments conducted at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) ...

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