Vaccines to treat opioid abuse and prevent fatal overdoses

Heroin and prescription opioid abuse and fatal overdoses are a public health emergency in the United States. Vaccines offer a potential new strategy to...

Researchers optimize lung stem cell engineering process

The Center for Regenerative Medicine (CReM) at Boston University and Boston Medical Center has engineered two new categories of lung epithelial cells in vitro...

What We Know And Don’t Know About Memory Loss After Surgery

Two years ago, Dr. Daniel Cole’s 85-year-old father had heart bypass surgery. He hasn’t been quite the same since. “He forgets things and will ask...

Video: How genetics is revolutionizing medicine and disease research

This three-part series of documentary shorts, produced by Retro Report in partnership with STAT, looks back at the roots of three of today’s most promising genetic...

Are you taking too much anti-inflammatory medication?

You might call them pain relievers. You might take them for back pain, headache, or arthritis. Your doctor calls them “NSAIDs,” which stands for...

Associating frailty to cardiovascular disease and mortality

Frailty is common in elderly people with cardiovascular disease and goes along with elevated mortality. However, no consensus exists on the definition of frailty....

ALS, rare dementia share genetic link

Studying data from more than 125,000 individuals, an international team of researchers led by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis...

Researchers test stem cell-based retinal implant for common cause of vision...

Physicians and researchers at the USC Roski Eye Institute have collaborated with other California institutions to show that a first-in-kind stem cell-based retinal implant...

Food as medicine: moving closer to personalized nutrition

On Nutrition Nearly 2,500 years ago, the Greek physician Hippocrates famously wrote, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” One notable —...

To track environmental impact on genome, don’t forget the ‘epi’ in...

Most people are familiar with genetics, a field of research that focuses on the precise sequence of chemicals that form the ladder-like structure of...