Researchers develop novel approach to capture hard-to-view portion of colon in 3D

In a groundbreaking discovery, researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) developed a new imaging method that allows scientists to view the enteric nervous system (ENS) – a key part of the human colon—in three dimensions by making other colon cells that normally block it invisible. The ENS has previously only been visible in thin tissue slices that provide limited […]

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South Korea becomes newest front in shifting virus outbreak

Cases of a new virus swelled Friday in South Korea, making the country the newest front in a widening global outbreak centered in China and now reverberating elsewhere. South Korea said two people have died and 204 have been infected with the virus, quadruple the number of cases it had two days earlier. Schools were shuttered Friday, churches told worshipers […]

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Baby's bladder ballooned in size and 'crushed' his kidney

Baby’s bladder ballooned in size and ‘crushed’ his kidney because of rare condition that triggered a build-up of urine Six-month-old Oliver Smith suffers from Eagle-Barrett syndrome, or Prune Belly His body was unable to remove urine in womb, causing his bladder to balloon  Damage to kidney was irreparable by time he was born and he’ll need transplant  Oliver’s mother Violet and […]

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Researchers discover receptor chain involved in atopic dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis, a chronic inflammatory disorder, affects some 30 million Americans every year. It is the most common cause of eczema, a condition marked by unbearably itchy, flaky patches of skin. A new Tel Aviv University study identifies the precise receptor chain involved in the development of atopic dermatitis. The researchers hope to develop an antibody based on this research […]

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GP surgery in lock-down over suspected coronavirus case

GP surgery in lock-down over suspected coronavirus case as two MPs go into ‘self-isolation’ after conference attended by patient and Channel 4 employee is escorted out by medics in Hazmat suits Kingston Crescent Surgery in Portsmouth closed following suspected case Labour MPs Lilian Greenwood and Alex Sobel revealed their decisions on Twitter Virus-carrier was one of 250 delegates at the […]

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