Surgery

A better avenue for neurosurgery to improve outcomes

For years cardiologists have threaded hair-like surgical instruments through arteries in the wrist, as an access point to perform procedures on the heart. For procedures in the brain, however, neurosurgeons more commonly ...

Medications

Common steroid could soften up tumors for chemo

A common drug used to alleviate side effects of cancer treatment may also make the treatment more successful if given beforehand, report a consortium of research institutions including the University of Connecticut.

Oncology & Cancer

Formation of new blood vessels in tumors regulated by p38 protein

A study performed at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine(IRB Barcelona) and published in the journal Nature Communications demonstrates that inhibition of the p38 protein boosts the formation of blood vessels in human ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Healthy blood vessels may be the answer to Alzheimer's prevention

If you're worried about Alzheimer's disease, your best shot at prevention could be maintaining cardiovascular health through exercise and diet and staying on top of conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

Oncology & Cancer

Cancer genes and the tumor milieu

The tumor microenvironment (TME) is a mix of fluids, immune cells and blood vessels which envelops the tumors. Interactions between tumor cells and the TME determine the progression and fate of tumors. Therefore, understanding ...

Cardiology

The quest for the holy grail of healthy arteries

Heart and kidney failure, aneurysms and strokes—these are the complications that can result from atherosclerosis, a condition in which arteries narrow due to plaque build-up on the artery walls. Severe cases of atherosclerosis ...

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