When CBS’s 60 Minutes aired the compelling story of a Florida woman whose severe sickle cell disease symptoms were alleviated with a cutting edge gene therapy technique, people listened. A lot of them. The treatment happened at the National Institutes of Health, and since the showcasing of its dramatic success, NIH has been responding to scores of...
During Sickle Cell Awareness Month, Alabamian Lynndrick Holmes, 29, shared his experience of being free of the sickle cell disease two years after receiving genetic treatment as part of an NIH clinical trial that might hold the key to a cure of this disease.
Our immune cells use a gene assembly process called V(D)J recombination to mix the genetic code and generate new antibodies that conquer pathogens and threaten our health.
Study shows promising approach to reducing plaque buildup in arteries in mice
The mechanical properties of immune cells in the lungs may influence their response when fighting infection, according to a study published in Nature.
A single use of nicotine-free electronic cigarettes can damage a person’s blood vessels, according to a study published in Radiology.
Researchers validated a computer model that reliably predicted where irregular heartbeats persist.
Scientists have viewed transplantation of so-called induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), which can be reprogrammed into virtually any tissue or organ in the body, as a key event in the regenerative medicine revolution.
Blood pressure measured outside the clinic may be better predictor of cardiovascular risk among African-Americans
Measuring daytime and nighttime blood pressure outside of a clinic setting may be a better predictor of heart disease and stroke risk among African Americans than measurements taken at the clinic, a new study shows.
A new study found that long-term exposure to air pollution is strongly linked to emphysema, a deadly lung disease often associated with smoking.
Researchers have used carbon nanotube fibers, each thinner than the width of a human hair, to repair damaged hearts in the lab and deliver electrical signals to keep the hearts beating.