Category Archives: Medicine

In the heart of devastating outbreak, research team unlocks secrets of Ebola

In a comprehensive and complex molecular study of blood samples from Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, published today (Nov. 16, 2017) in Cell Host & Microbe, a scientific team led by…

New Possibility to Prevent and Treat Parkinson’s Disease with Licorice Extract

Researchers in Korea newly found the mechanism of inhibition of dopamine neuronal cell death using licorice extract ‘liquiritigenin’. It scientifically proves the possibility of treating degenerative brain diseases using natural…

Deadly Combination in Neurodegenerative Diseases Revealed

Japanese researchers develop new mouse model that captures pathology of sporadic neurological diseases. Nagoya, Japan – Neurodegenerative diseases are incurable and debilitating conditions that result in progressive degeneration and death…

HKBU Chinese medicine scholars develop innovative targeted delivery system for treating osteosarcoma

Chinese Medicine scholars at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) have succeeded in developing a novel targeted delivery system for CRISPR/Cas9 to achieve therapeutic genome editing of VEGFA in osteosarcoma (OS)….

UW scientists create a recipe to make human blood-brain barrier

The blood-brain barrier is the brain’s gatekeeper. A nearly impenetrable shield of cells, it keeps toxins and other agents that may be in circulating blood from gaining access to and…

Putting some skin in the microfluidics game

Rapid analysis of synthetic, animal, or human skin is now possible with an on-chip replacement for conventional screening methods. When smokers slap on a nicotine patch, they rely on the…

UW–Madison joins national network to combat opioid epidemic, substance abuse disorders

In the United States, 24 million people have a substance use disorder, yet only 4 million are in some form of treatment for their addiction to alcohol, illicit drugs or…

H7N9 influenza is both lethal and transmissible in animal model for flu

MADISON – In 2013, an influenza virus that had never before been detected began circulating among poultry in China. It caused several waves of human infection and in late 2016,…

Sulfur respiration in mammals

A common sulfur metabolite having antioxidant activity appears to be formed with the help of an enzyme found in mitochondria, highlighting a potential area of research for future treatments of…

New way to prevent unfavorable intestinal microbiota

A physiological approach to restore the gut’s ecosystem in various diseases by using antimicrobial peptides has been developed by Hokkaido University scientists. The trillions of microbes living in a mammal’s…