Medical research

Scientists revive cells and organs in dead pigs

Scientists announced Wednesday they have restored blood flow and cell function throughout the bodies of pigs that were dead for an hour, in a breakthrough experts say could mean we need to update the definition of death itself.

Oncology & Cancer

Researchers on a mission to block rogue melanoma protein

Despite years of skin cancer warnings, Australia continues to hold the unenviable record for the highest melanoma rates in the world, a disease that is almost universally fatal if it spreads to other organs.

Surgery

'Bio-glue' could mean end to surgical sutures, staples

Western biomaterials expert Kibret Mequanint—in partnership with Malcolm Xing from University of Manitoba—has developed the first-ever hydrophobic (water-hating) fluid, which displaces body fluids surrounding an injury ...

Medical research

New study shows how tumor cells use mitochondria to keep growing

Hormone therapy is often used to treat prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body, but many patients develop resistance to hormone therapy, causing their disease to become more aggressive and potentially more ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Consumer Health: Sepsis is serious

Nearly 270,000 people in the U.S. die each year as a result of sepsis, and one-third of people who die in a hospital have sepsis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

page 1 from 10