AUGUSTA, Ga. (June 6, 2018) – Immune cells that are first responders to a traumatic brain injury appear to also contribute to the secondary damage that can occur even days later, scientists say. The NETs – or neutrophil extracellular traps – these immune cells cast at the site of a TBI can become...
Dr. Kathryn Bollinger, ophthalmologist, glaucoma specialist and retinal cell biologist, is working on protections from glaucoma.
Dr. Daniel Albo, a surgical oncologist, physician-scientist and educator who is vice chair of the Department of Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia, has been named department chair.
High levels of a protein activated by vitamin K and associated with cardiovascular disease when it isn’t, has been found in the blood of African-Americans on dialysis, investigators report.
A new and early target for treating pulmonary hypertension appears to be an enzyme that’s normally key to energy production but destructive in the face of this high blood pressure inside your lungs.
Immune cells that are ready to take action against invaders like bacteria have been found in women’s breast milk, researchers say.
Dr. Annette J. Johnson of Wake Forest University School of Medicine has been selected as chair of the Medical College of Georgia Department of Radiology and Imaging.
This pantry staple may help reduce the destructive inflammation of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.
An experimental compound appears to improve stroke outcome by reducing the destructive inflammation that can continue months after a stroke, scientists report.
The high estrogen levels that typically afford younger women protection from cardiovascular disease appear to instead multiply their risk if they have type 1 diabetes, researchers say.
Dr. Shaheen Islam, director of Interventional Pulmonology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, has been named chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia.
AUGUSTA, Ga. – A receptor on our immune cells that can detect both the heat of a red chili pepper and the extreme physical heat of a pizza oven may help protect the brain following a traumatic brain injury, scientists say. A third of patients hospitalized with a TBI die from damage that is actually...
When you have diabetes then get an acute kidney injury there is a multiplier effect that can worsen your prognosis and destroy your kidneys. Now, scientists think they know why.
Mouse genes that make human T cells powerful at fighting liver cancer could one day help patients do the same, scientists report.
A single high-fat milkshake can quickly transform our healthy red blood cells into small, spiky cells that wreak havoc inside our blood vessels.
Two immunotherapies are being given together for the first time to help more patients wage a stronger war on a wide range of solid tumors.
A small, daily dose of Viagra significantly reduces colorectal cancer risk, scientists report.
Obese, premenopausal women can lose the innate protection from cardiovascular disease that their youth and estrogen are believed to afford, and scientists want to know how. Before menopause, the hormone estrogen helps blood vessels stay healthy and pliable, but obesity further increases levels of...
Researchers think the prevention of inflammation will help prevent or delay diabetic kidney disease and probably other consequences of type 1 diabetes.
In the battle against cancer, antibiotics may have a negative impact.