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Can Stem Cell Exosome Therapy Reduce Fatal Heart Disease in Diabetes?


Researchers have data that diabetes impairs removal of dead heart-muscle cells by macrophages after heart attacks, and that exosomes can improve this removal. Impaired removal may be the reason diabetes increases the risk for cardiovascular...
19-Jan-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Breakthrough Study Shows How Plants Sense the World


Researchers have created the first network map for 200 of the membrane proteins that help plants sense microbes or other stresses. The map shows how a few key proteins act as master nodes critical for network integrity, and the map also reveals...
19-Jan-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study Says Community Involvement May Entice Consumers to Shop in-Store


Local retailers should find ways to get involved in the community to help boost business, according to a UAB study.
11-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Heart-Muscle Patches Made with Human Cells Improve Heart Attack Recovery

Large, human cardiac-muscle patches created in the lab have been tested, for the first time, on large animals in a heart attack model. This clinically relevant approach showed that the patches significantly improved recovery from heart attack injury.
10-Jan-2018 3:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

Common Birth Control Shot Linked to Risk of HIV Infection


Replacing the popular contraceptive shot known as DMPA with alternative methods of contraception could help protect women in sub-Saharan Africa and other high-risk regions from becoming infected with HIV.
8-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

A Cluster of Mutations in Neurofibromatosis Is an Important Risk Factor for Severe Symptoms


Research shows that missense mutations in a cluster of just five codons in the NF1 gene are an important risk factor for severe symptoms of the genetic disease neurofibromatosis type 1. Such information is vital to help guide clinical management and...
22-Dec-2017 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

World Record Kidney Chain Extends with Inspired Organ Donors

Tyler Williamson went to TEDx Birmingham’s 2017 event in March expecting to be inspired and to network and make new connections with fellow attendees. What the 27-year-old did not anticipate was that inspiration would lead him to volunteer to...
27-Dec-2017 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Exercise and Cognitive Training May Be Most Effective in Reducing MCI, an Alzheimer’s Disease Pre-Cursor


Clinicians should recommend exercise and cognitive training for patients with mild cognitive impairment — a common precursor of Alzheimer’s type dementia — according to new guidelines published online in Neurology®.
27-Dec-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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