The limited removal of metabolic waste products in dialyzed kidney patients leads to high morbidity and mortality. A bioartificial kidney could replace the need for dialysis or transplantation in the … Continue Reading Researchers develop functional living membrane in massive leap towards a bioartificial kidney.
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a degenerative neurological disease characterized by tremor, slowness, and gait and balance difficulties that affects approximately 1 million people in the United States. The symptoms are … Continue Reading Study identifies key to Parkinson’s disease neurodegeneration.
The molecular switches regulating human cell growth do a great job of replacing cells that die during the course of a lifetime. However, when they misfire, life-threatening cancers can occur. … Continue Reading Study identifies electrical control of cancer cell proliferation.
A petite 44-year-old woman has become the first patient in the world to be bridged to a successful heart transplant, that is, to go from needing a transplant to receiving … Continue Reading First patient in the world bridged to a successful heart transplant via a Total Artificial Heart.
Nearly 70,000 people worldwide are living with cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disease. There currently is no cure for the condition, however, researchers from the University of Missouri have identified … Continue Reading Previously unseen mechanism and component in protein that causes cystic fibrosis identified.
Researchers have performed the first human-based study to identify calcium channels in cerebral arteries and determine the distinct role each channel plays in helping control blood flow to the brain. … Continue Reading Researchers show how calcium ion-channels control arterial tone and blood flow in the brain.
Engaging in unprotected sex with multiple partners increases the risk of contracting multiple strains of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Once inside a host, these strains can recombine into … Continue Reading A previously unclassified aggressive form of HIV discovered in Cuba.