Immune cell-mimicking nanoparticles deliver drugs directly to inflamed lungs
Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed immune cell-mimicking nanoparticles that target inflammation in the lungs and deliver drugs directly where they're needed. As a proof of concept, the researchers filled the nanoparticles with the drug dexamethasone and administered them to mice with inflamed lung tissue.
AI ECG as a novel noninvasive approach to diagnosing cardiac injury in COVID-19 patients
A recent study discusses the efficacy of an AI-enhanced ECG technique that has been used to diagnose left ventricular dysfunction in COVID-19 patients.
Forecasting Lung Transplant Fibrosis | UHN Research
Lung transplantation can be a lifesaving operation for diseases that threaten a patient’s ability to breathe. However, potentially fatal complications can still arise afterwards. A research team has identified molecular markers that can be measured to predict future complications. Specifically, the team discovered that the levels of a set of proteins can indicate which lung transplant recipients are most likely to develop chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD).
Study shows how taking short breaks may help our brains learn new skills
NIH scientists discover that the resting brain repeatedly replays compressed memories of what was just practiced.
BioID, a New Tool for Mapping Human Cells
A new tool using a proximity-dependent biotinylation method, called BioID, provides an in-depth view of intracellular proteins and how they are organized within living human cells. This tool could help further our understanding of what happens inside human cells during disease.
Some NSAIDs Superior to Codeine for Managing Outpatient Postoperative Pain
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen provide better pain control and have fewer adverse effects than codeine, a commonly prescribed opioid, when prescribed after outpatient surgery, according to new research published in Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ).
Recent Ransomware Attacks on Scripps Health, Universal, and Utah Pathology Services Show Hospitals and Health Systems Are Increasingly in the Crosshairs
Ransomware attacks on Scripps Health, Universal, and Utah Pathology Services show hospitals and health systems are increasingly targeted and reveal the vulnerabilities within the healthcare industry to ransomware attacks.
Physical Activity May Curb Health Care Worker Burnout
There is no question that the pandemic has been immensely stressful for health care workers, especially for those on the frontline of patient care. Yet, even before the pandemic, the regular demands of many health care industry jobs put these workers at risk for burnout. A new study suggests that investing in more physical activity programming could mitigate the effects of stress and improve worker mental and emotional health.
FDA Approval of Drug for Alzheimer’s Disease Considered a Milestone Achievement in Research
The FDA’s approval of the Biogen-Eisai drug, aducanumab, marks a milestone achievement in Alzheimer’s disease research. This drug is the first approved treatment shown to slow progression of this disease. It is also a reflection of the years of research and momentum we see in Alzheimer’s research more broadly.
Researchers Break Down the COVID-19 Diagnostic Arsenal
Clinical research on COVID-19 has boomed in the 18 months since the disease first appeared. Countless papers have looked at the topic from almost every possible angle, including methods of detection. A team of researchers sifted through hundreds of papers on COVID-19 detection tools and technologies to categorize and understand what exists, what is lacking, and what can be improved.
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