Scientists find first evidence in humans that the innate system that enables us to flee danger may itself be dangerous to our cardiovascular health.
Through Medical Scholars Research Day, students are given more opportunities to participate in clinical and translational research.
A family of cytokines or proteins secreted by immune cells become essential to recover our sense of taste after trauma.
Investigators report a manmade antibody delivering a drug that inhibits inflammation can reverse a disease course that often leads to kidney failure.
Scientists explore how high blood pressure hurts cognition.
Oxidative stress can help tumors thrive, but one way novel cancer treatments work is by pushing levels to the point where it instead helps them die, scientists report.
Silence is golden when it comes to how our brains work
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...
Dr. Laura Carbone and Dr. Carlos Isales are the newest J. Harold Harrison, M.D., Distinguished University Chairs at the Medical College of Georgia.
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.
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...
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.
In the battle against cancer, antibiotics may have a negative impact.
A $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help determine whether a pear- or apple-shape physique is best for our brains.
Scientists at MCG say a logical and effective new treatment target for certain cancers is to block production of the chemical that initiates the call that allows tumor growth .
The TEDDY study’s international research team has identified the new gene regions in young people who have already developed type 1 diabetes or who have started making antibodies against their insulin-producing cells, often a precursor state to the...
A Medical College of Georgia research team has emerging evidence that a little-known gene may have a big role in keeping our Paneth cells – and us – healthy and active.
It’s a metal we worry thieves will steal from our air conditioners or power lines, but inside our bodies too much copper can result in a much larger loss.
Oxidative stress plays a big role in the brain cell loss that occurs in Parkinson’s disease. Now scientists have their sights on a protein that inhibits one of the body’s natural protections against it. The blocker is Bach1, a protein and...
The Medical College of Georgia and Augusta University Health have joined the first large national clinical trial to determine if bone marrow transplantation should be part of the standard of care for patients with sickle cell disease. The National...