A big way chemotherapy works is by prompting cancer cells to commit suicide, and scientists have found a pathway the most common lung cancer walks to avoid death.
Paul Tran is working to develop a highly predictive genetic risk score that will tell parents whether their baby is at significant risk for type 1 diabetes.
In the face of obesity, the sex hormone progesterone that helps females get and stay pregnant appears to also put them at increased, early risk for cardiovascular disease, investigators report.
Heart muscle can continue to die even after restoring blood following a heart attack, and scientists have new evidence that one way to help it live is by boosting levels of a tiny RNA that helped the heart form.
An enzyme induced by stress to help reduce production of damaging free radicals is also used by liver cancer to regulate two major cell proliferation pathways that enable the cancer to thrive, scientists report.
Researchers at MCG have some of the first evidence that diastolic heart failure results when there is a “critical deficit” in the ability to appropriately dilate blood vessels, due to the inhibition of a chemical that helps our blood vessels dilate.
In the face of diabetes, a common condition in which glucose and levels of destructive inflammation soar, whole body vibration appears to improve how well our body uses glucose as an energy source and adjust our microbiome and immune cells to deter...
It’s the proportionately of a newborn — a measure that includes both birthweight and length — that may best tell doctors whether a child is born with an increased risk for heart problems later in life, investigators report.
When someone is depressed and having suicidal thoughts or their depression treatment just isn’t working, caregivers might want to check to see if they have obstructive sleep apnea, investigators say.
Scientists at MCG are looking at how neural activity drives blood flow increases and how important the increases are for the health and proper functioning of neurons. Benefits of better understanding could include better interpreting results of...
Focusing on strengthening our muscles rather than losing fat may be a better way to protect ourselves from weight-related hazards like diabetes and cardiovascular disease, investigators say.
While regular exercise is clearly beneficial to children — and adults — the psychosocial health of children may benefit as much from other kinds of adult-led after-school programs, Medical College of Georgia researchers report in the journal...
MCG scientists looking at body's natural checkpoint, the enzyme CD73, and how it may convert the cell fuel that normally promotes our immune system to attack head and neck cancer cells into something that instead inhibits that attack.
It's a progressive eye disease that's plagued NBA superstar Steph Curry. Now scientists at MCG have a $2.1 million grant to learn more about keatoconus' causes and identify points to better diagnose, treat and maybe even prevent it.
MCG investigators working on associating a protein profile in the eye's fluid with obvious structural damage to the eye glaucoma causes. They think that may lead to early detection and new treatment targets for the leading cause of blindness...
Electroconvulsive therapy isn't used often because of side effects like memory loss and poorer cognition. MCG scientists have found that using lower amplitude may negate those effects while still effectively treating major depression and suicidal...
MCG scientists are exploring how improving the function of our older fat may just help our brains and lower Alzheimer’s risk.
The interdisciplinary Southern Section of the AFMR, which includes 13 states, Puerto Rico, the West Indies and Central and South America, works to promote research and foster mentorship of junior faculty and residents to ensure the future of medical...
Strengthening families is key to preventing kids from substance abuse, MCG researchers say.
MCG researchers determine which platform is best to rapidly measure how fast the blood is coagulating during surgery.