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...
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.
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.
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
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.
A team of researchers says it has linked sensitivity to an allergen in red meat to the buildup of plaque in the arteries of the heart.
A team of researchers says it has linked sensitivity to an allergen in red meat to the buildup of plaque in the arteries of the heart. While high saturated fat levels in red meat have long been known to contribute to heart disease for people in general, the new finding suggests that a subgroup of the population may be at heightened risk for a diffe...
Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm disorder, and a leading cause of heart failure and stroke.