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January 12, 2022

Protein in blood sign of heart damage after surgery

After being anaesthetised and undergoing major surgery, up to one in five patients have increased levels of the protein troponin in their blood. This can be a sign of heart damage. Researchers at Linköping University have analysed data from before and after the operations of 1 300 patients. The study […]
January 12, 2022

Pig Heart: First-of-Its-Kind Transplant Was Patient's Only Option for Survival

In a first-of-its-kind surgery, a 57-year-old patient with terminal heart disease received a successful transplant of a genetically-modified pig heart and is still doing well three days later. It was the only currently available option for the patient after being deemed ineligible for traditional transplant. The historic surgery was conducted […]
January 10, 2022

Astrocytes and Microglia Both Help and Harm the Blood-Brain Barrier in Aging

The blood-brain barrier wraps blood vessels where they pass through the central nervous system, controlling the passage of cells and molecules into and out of the brain. The blood-brain barrier becomes disrupted with age, allowing unwanted molecules into the brain, where they can spur chronic inflammation and dysfunction contributing to […]
January 10, 2022

Now we Know why Spaceflight Affects Your Eyes

70% of astronauts who spend time on the International Space Station (ISS) experience swelling at the back of their eyes, causing blurriness and impaired eyesight both in space and when they return to Earth. Sometimes, it’s permanent. Understanding the way microgravity affects the eyes, and the human body as a […]
January 9, 2022

Delivering Catalase to Treat Sepsis

Sepsis is a state of runaway inflammation in response to infection, a condition that is more serious and more often fatal in older individuals. With age, the immune system becomes every more overactive and inflammatory, reacting to signals created by the damaged environment of the body. This background of chronic […]