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Medical research

For large bone injuries, it's Sonic hedgehog to the rescue

A USC Stem Cell study in npj Regenerative Medicine presents intriguing evidence that large bone injuries might trigger a repair strategy in adults that recapitulates elements of skeletal formation in utero. Key to this repair ...

Medical research

Vaccinia virus MacGyvers a makeshift tool to repair its DNA, exposing a vulnerability that could be targeted

Instead of relying on the cell's repair mechanisms, the vaccinia virus MacGyvers a tool for DNA repair from one that it already uses to copy DNA, reports a team of researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) ...

Ophthalmology

Drug treatment for cataracts moves a step closer

A revolutionary new treatment for cataracts has shown extremely positive results in laboratory tests, giving hope that the condition, which currently can only be cured with surgery, could soon be treated with drugs.

Medical research

'Growing end' of inflammation discovered

Redness, swelling and pain are signs of inflammation. It serves to protect the body from pathogens and foreign substances. Researchers from the Universities of Bonn and Cologne were able to show that inflammatory reactions ...

Medications

Drug combination reduces the risk of asthma attacks

A global study of asthma patients by Rutgers and an international team of researchers found a combination of two drugs dramatically reduces the chances of suffering an asthma attack.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Deaths from alcohol use disorder surged during pandemic

Deaths involving alcohol use disorder increased dramatically during the pandemic, according to a new study by Cedars-Sinai investigators. The study also found that young adults 25 to 44 years old experienced the steepest ...

Surgery

New spine robot to serve as backbone for orthopedic innovations

As personalized medicine continues to garner more importance in the field of health care, orthopedic surgeons use advances in imaging technology coupled with the latest robotics capabilities to improve the likelihood of achieving ...

Dentistry

Tiny bots that can deep clean teeth

Nano-sized robots manipulated using a magnetic field can help kill bacteria deep inside dentinal tubules and boost the success of root canal treatments, a new study by researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) ...