Study identifies critical genes and biological pathways related to COVID-19 myocarditis

Study identifies critical genes and biological pathways related to COVID-19 myocarditis

Scientists from China have recently deciphered the genetic network and biological mechanisms associated with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) myocarditis using bioinformatic methods. They have published their findings in the journal PLOS ONE. Study: Identification of critical genes and molecular pathways in COVID-19 myocarditis and constructing gene regulatory networks by bioinformatic analysis. Image Credit: Lightspring/Shutterstock Background … Read more

Study on the underlying biology of long COVID

Study on the underlying biology of long COVID

In a recent article published in the Science Translational Medicine journal, researchers analyzed prolonged and unique implications of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection in humans and hamsters following recovery. ​​​​​​Study: SARS-CoV-2 infection in hamsters and humans results in lasting and unique systemic perturbations post recovery. ​​​​​​​Image Credit: Donkeyworx / Shutterstock Background SARS-CoV-2 … Read more

Biodegradable nanomaterials can take images and deliver medicine to combat peripheral arterial disease

Biodegradable nanomaterials can take images and deliver medicine to combat peripheral arterial disease

A University of Texas at Arlington bioengineer is leading a project that will develop biodegradable nanomaterials that will take pictures and deliver medicine to combat peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Kytai Nguyen, a UT Arlington bioengineering professor, is the principal investigator in the four-year, $2.1 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant. She’s collaborating with Jian … Read more

Multiple heart-related conditions may increase dementia risk to a greater extent than genetics

Multiple heart-related conditions may increase dementia risk to a greater extent than genetics

Having multiple conditions that affect the heart are linked to a greater risk of dementia than having high genetic risk, according to a largescale new study. Led by Oxford University and the University of Exeter, the study is among the largest ever to examine the link between several heart-related conditions and dementia, and one of … Read more

South Carolina researchers tackle health disparities using genetics

South Carolina researchers tackle health disparities using genetics

Quenton Tompkins’ family tree is deeply rooted in rural McCormick County, South Carolina. His grandfather was a sharecropper in McCormick. His mother, who turns 88 this month, grew up as the youngest of 24 children. Branches of aunts, uncles, and cousins ​​now stretch from Florida to Chicago. And although 48-year-old Tompkins has heard plenty of … Read more