Membrane-bound virus clusters provide promising target for the treatment of gastroenteritis, other diseases Researchers have found that a group of viruses that cause severe stomach illness—including the one famous for widespread outbreaks on cruise ships— get transmitted to humans through membrane-cloaked “virus clusters” that exacerbate the spread...
A computational framework called ExPecto can accurately predict from a DNA sequence the tissue-specific transcriptional effects of mutations, including those that are rare or that have not been observed.
Study: Azithromycin helps reduce risk of lung damage in children with cystic fibrosis and Pseudomonas infection
Researchers are reporting that combining the antibiotic azithromycin with a widely-used antibiotic treatment used for cystic fibrosis (CF) helps reduce the risk of lung damage in children with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, one of the most common infections in children with CF
hree in four African American men and women are likely to develop high blood pressure by the age of 55, according to an NHLBI-funded study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
cells die old and have a very long memory. These long-lived immune cells called memory B cells “remember” past infections by producing antibodies specific to a particular pathogen.
Fibrosis is characterized by dysfunctional repair responses to tissue injury and occurs in a number of organs. Lung fibrosis is a potentially fatal respiratory disorder that affects millions of people worldwide, but effective therapeutic interventions have yet to be identified.
Unlike many other organs in the body, the human heart has very little capacity to repair itself after injury
A study partly funded by NHLBI found that the Zika virus might pose a greater risk of miscarriages and stillbirths than experts initially realized, and affect women who do not know they are infected.
Low levels of vitamin D are associated with an increased risk of a type of rare lung disease, researchers are reporting.
Researchers have used gene-editing technology to more accurately predict how a specific gene impacts an individual’s risk for heart disease.
Teenagers who don’t get enough sleep may have a higher likelihood of developing risk factors for heart disease, such has high blood pressure and excess body fat, researchers are reporting.