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Design prevents buildup of scar tissue around medical implants

Implantable devices that release insulin into the body hold promise as an alternative way to treat diabetes without insulin injections or cannula insertions. However, one obstacle that has prevented their use so far is that the immune system attacks them after implantation, forming a thick layer of scar tissue that blocks insulin release. This phenomenon, […]

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New study explores cell receptor crucial for cardiovascular health

Cardiovascular diseases remain a leading cause of death around the world. A primary contributor to these afflictions is high blood pressure, or hypertension. While treatments exist for the condition, which affects tens of millions of Americans, these remedies are not without side effects, and some variants of the disorder are treatment-resistant. The need for more […]

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Team gains insights into genetic and molecular machinery that predisposes individuals to Alzheimer’s disease

Mount Sinai researchers have achieved an unprecedented understanding of the genetic and molecular machinery in human microglia—immune cells that reside in the brain—that could provide valuable insights into how they contribute to the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The team’s findings were published in Nature Genetics. Working with fresh human brain tissue harvested […]

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Immune boosting benefits of tuberculosis vaccine seen in infants more than a year after vaccination

The immune boosting benefits of a tuberculosis vaccine can be seen in infants more than one year after vaccination, according to a new study. The research, led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and published in Science Advances, has shown how the BCG vaccine, developed to prevent the risk of tuberculosis, can produce a […]

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Reinvigorating ‘lost cause’ exhausted T cells could improve cancer immunotherapy

During a battle with cancer, T cells can become exhausted and are no longer able to function properly. The early phase of exhaustion can sometimes be reversed with immunotherapy drugs, but once T cells become too exhausted, it had been thought that this state was irreversible. However, new insights from University of Pittsburgh and UPMC […]

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‘Who Needs a Gym to Work Out’: Kriti Sanon’s Fitness Mantra Is What We All Need

Kriti Sanon’s love for fitness and health is quite evident from her Instagram posts. The 32-year-old actress recently shared her thoughts on fitness and how one can keep themselves motivated. “Who needs a gym to work out,” one of Kriti Sanon’s workout posts read on Instagram. Speaking to the media, Sanon said that on days […]