Sodium channels in the cells that line the tiny capillaries in our lungs play an important role in keeping those capillaries from leaking and potentially worsening conditions like pneumonia, scientists report.
An analysis of children with asthma, those who had been breastfed had a 45 percent lower risk of asthma exacerbations later in life compared with children who had not been breastfed.
The prevention of dengue, the most prevalent mosquito-borne virus in the world, relies heavily on controlling mosquito populations, as the currently available dengue vaccine is only partially effective. Indoor spraying — which involves spraying of insecticides inside houses — has the potential to be a key part of those prevention efforts, researchers report.
Hemorrhagic fevers are severe viral diseases that are often fatal. Researchers have now identified messenger substances of the immune system, which in infected mice lead to the development of shock.
Well-designed online education can decrease the rate of nonadministration of prescribed and necessary doses of blood thinners to prevent potentially lethal blood clots in hospitalized patients.
Immune system cells called regulatory T cells appear to promote cytomegalovirus (CMV) latency in the spleen of mice, but suppress it in the salivary gland.
Researchers have developed neuroimaging tools to study renal fibrosis in the rat kidney. The technique is expected to replace the invasive biopsies currently used to identify patients at risk of developing chronic kidney disease.
People tend to believe that others will come around to their point of view over time, according to new findings. The findings show that this ‘belief in a favorable future’ holds across various contexts and cultures, shedding light on some of the causes and consequences of the political polarization evident today.
A particular gut microbe can prevent severe flu infections in mice, likely by breaking down naturally occurring compounds — called flavonoids — commonly found in foods such as black tea, red wine and blueberries, new research shows.
Common anti-allergy medicines could prove to be an effective treatment for potentially fatal blood clots in the legs, according to new research.