Cytoglobin: Key player in preventing liver disease

Researchers have discovered that the use of Cytoglobin (CYGB) as an intravenous drug could delay liver fibrosis progression in mice. CYGB, discovered in 2001 by Professor Norifumi Kawada, is present in hepatic stellate cells, the cells that produce fibrotic molecules such as collagens when the liver has acute or chronic inflammation induced by different etiologies. The enhancement of CYGB on […]

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Preventing a COVID-19 pandemic—in wildlife

While most of the global effort to contain COVID-19 focuses on its continuing human cost, a team of researchers has formed to focus on protecting the next potential wave of virus victims: wildlife. Martin Nweeia—an assistant professor at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine—will lead an effort to learn more about how the SARS-CoV-2, the virus that […]

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Preventing addiction with insight from scruffy dogs and ancient meditation

When Ivan Pavlov was measuring dog slobber at the turn of the 20th century, he could not have imagined all the ways his classical conditioning research would shape the future of scientific discovery. Today, there is substantial research suggesting that conditioned behaviors—such as smoking after a meal—sustain unhealthy habits. It follows that by preventing the development of certain conditioned behaviors, […]

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Home remedies: Steps for stopping and preventing nosebleeds

Most nosebleeds aren’t serious and will stop on their own or by following self-care steps. SEEK EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE IF NOSEBLEEDS: – Follow an injury, such as a car accident—Involve a greater than expected amount of blood—Interfere with breathing—Last longer than 30 minutes even with compression—Occur in children younger than age 2—Don’t drive yourself to an emergency room if you’re […]

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