UTMB team proves potential for reducing pre-term birth by treating fetus as patient

GALVESTON, Texas – The results of a study by researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch may pave the way for a new medicine delivery system that could reduce the incidence of pre-term labor and premature birth by allowing physicians to treat the ‘fetus as the patient’. The study has been published in Science […]

New clues to prostate cancer

IMAGE: Flinders University Associate Professor Luke Selth, from the Flinders Health and Medical Research Institute. view more  Credit: The Hospital Research Foundation Australian research has identified a new mechanism in which prostate cancer cells can ‘switch’ character and become resistant to therapy. These findings, just published in Cell Reports, are an important development in unravelling how […]

New research highlights the importance of the thymus in successful pregnancies

IMAGE: Magdalena Paolino, assistant professor and team leader at the Department of Medicine Solna, Karolinska Institutet. view more  Credit: Ragnar Söderberg Foundation How the immune system adapts to pregnancies has puzzled scientists for decades. Now, findings from an international group of researchers, led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, reveal important changes that occur in […]

CU Anschutz researcher offers new theory on `Venus’ figurines

AURORA, Colo. (Dec. 1, 2020) – One of world’s earliest examples of art, the enigmatic `Venus’ figurines carved some 30,000 years ago, have intrigued and puzzled scientists for nearly two centuries. Now a researcher from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus believes he’s gathered enough evidence to solve the mystery behind these curious totems. […]

Pregnancy outcomes among women with, without SARS-CoV-2 infection

What The Study Did: A large, single-institution observational study suggests SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy wasn’t associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes. Authors: Emily H. Adhikari, M.D., of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, is the corresponding author. To access the embargoed study: Visit our For The Media website at this link https://media.jamanetwork.com/ (doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.29256) Editor’s Note: Please […]