The Cincinnati Drug and Poison Information Center at Cincinnati Children’s is seeing an increasing number of calls regarding drug overdoses as the nation copes with the opioid epidemic.
Researchers used 3D imaging with molecular testing to uncover new insight into the earliest stages of mammalian pregnancy–offering clues to unsolved questions in pregnancy. Investigators report Feb. 9 in Nature Communications they demonstrated in mice that glands in the uterus must link and communicate directly with the embryo so it will implant and begin pregnancy.
Scientists discovered how a gene mutation affects T cell function to promote immune disorders and then tested a treatment based on the discovery–successfully fixing donated immune cells from a 16-year-old boy with an abnormally low level of white blood cells called lymphopenia. Researchers report their findings Jan. 30 in Nature Communications
Researchers report creating a biologically accurate mass-production platform that overcomes major barriers to bioengineering human liver tissues suitable for therapeutic transplant into people.
A new study explores how herpes simplex virus might change when passed from one individual to another, information that may prove useful in future development of therapeutics and vaccines.