One way CBD appears to reduce the “cytokine storm” that damages the lungs and kills many patients with COVID-19 is by enabling an increase in levels of a natural peptide called apelin.
Dr. Guangyu Wu is dissecting the molecular homing that enables a nascent protein to ultimately find its way to the surface of a cell as a mature receptor type that helps us taste, smell and even regulate our mood and immunity.
A “danger molecule” is higher in the blood of younger black adults than whites, females than males and increases with weight and age, researchers report.
It’s called senescence, when stressed cells can no longer divide to make new cells, and it’s considered a factor in aging and in some diseases. Now scientists have some of the first evidence that at a younger age at least, senescent cells show up...
The newer generation of HIV drugs have turned the once-lethal infection into a chronic condition, and cardiovascular disease has emerged as the leading cause of death in these individuals.
“The nerves are regrowing, adapting and changing, which leads to improvement in muscle function ... we have seen quite dramatic changes in people's nerve function after this treatment," said Dr. Satish Rao.
Painless magnetic stimulation of nerves that regulate muscles in the anus and rectum appears to improve their function and dramatically reduce episodes of fecal incontinence, a debilitating problem affecting about 10% of the population...
While counties in populous metropolitan Atlanta had the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the initial weeks following Georgia’s first reported case, it was rural Southwest Georgia counties, with a higher number of black residents and lower number...
In the face of a multipronged front to drive blood pressure up, including a high-salt diet, females are better able to keep their pressure down by increasing levels of a T cell that selectively dials back inflammation, scientists say.
The sugar coating on cancer cells helps them thrive, and a new study indicates patients with cervical cancer who make antibodies to those sugars appear to do better when they also receive internal radiation therapy.
It’s called icing sugar spleen, when the usually purplish organ looks like it has been dipped in unhealthy white icing, and the surface is bumpy and thick.
Traditional stroke treatments like clot-dissolving tPA and surgical removal of big clots in the brain are good choices as well when the stroke results from SARS-CoV-2 infection, investigators report.
Cytokine storms created by COVID-19 are causing major organ destruction and death, and for the first time in the United States, when patients begin to show signs of trouble, physicians are replacing the usual filter in a kidney dialysis machine with...
Women who don’t survive this rare and aggressive uterine cancer have high expression of a group of 73 genes, a score scientists say can help identify these women and improve their outcome.
Mathematical modeling can take information reported about the coronavirus, including the clearly underreported numbers of cases, and compute a more realistic picture of the virus’ infection rate, numbers that will enable better prevention and...
Investigators at the Medical College of Georgia and Augusta University Health System are exploring the potential of magnetic stimulation to help assess its efficacy and safety.
A species of a lipid that naturally helps skin injuries heal appears to also aid repair of common corneal injuries, even when other conditions, like diabetes, make healing difficult, scientists report.
A coronavirus app coupled with machine intelligence will soon enable an individual to get an at-home risk assessment based on how they feel and where they’ve been in about a minute, and direct those deemed at risk to the nearest definitive testing...
Excessive weight around our middle gives our brain’s resident immune cells heavy exposure to a signal that turns them against us, setting in motion a crescendo of inflammation that damages cognition, scientists say.
Aggressive colorectal cancers set up an interactive network of checkpoints to keep the immune system at bay, scientists report.