May 26, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Preterm infant lung disease may be predictable
Tests of cells collected from the umbilical cord blood walls at birth can predict poor pulmonary outcomes or even possible death in extremely preterm infants, say researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
May 25, 2017-----News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Regeneration and how blood vessels are built
Knowing how human blood vessels are constructed is desperately needed to advance regenerative medicine. Collaborative research is helping identify the histone code which affects how a gene is read/transcribed, and the changes that occur over time as stem cells differentiate into blood vessels. One blood vessel group (ETS/GATA/SOX) has a previously unknown role.
May 24, 2017-----News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Putting the brakes on cancer
Cancer is an extremely complex disease, but its definition is quite simple — it is the abnormal and uncontrollable growth of cells. Researchers from the University of Rochester's Center for RNA Biology have identified a new way to potentially slow the fast-growing cells which characterize all types of cancer.
May 23, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Sleep apnea may increase pregnancy complications
Women with obstructive sleep apnea are at greater risk for serious pregnancy complications, longer hospital stays and even admission to the Intensive Care Unit more often than mothers without apnea, as presented in a paper before the American Thoracic Society 2017 International Conference of more than 1.5 million pregnancies.
May 22, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Zika could be a factor in more pregnancies
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison infected four pregnant rhesus macaque monkeys at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center with a Zika viral dose similar to that transferred by a mosquito bite, ending with the virus being present in each fetus.