Shaky scaffold changes lung infrastructure

Related video Our lungs work tirelessly all through the day to keep us breathing, seamlessly expanding and contracting. When lung tissue becomes damaged and scarred, it can lose its flexibility, making it harder to breathe. Lung scarring can lead to diseases like pulmonary fibrosis, and potentially life-threatening complications. Lung fibrosis can also develop in patients […]

One in 270 births have ‘dual burden’ of prematurity and severe maternal complications

Related video A quarter of women who have serious maternal complications during childbirth also have premature births, posing a “dual burden” on families, finds research from NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) California Preterm Birth Initiative, and Stanford University. The study, published online in The Journal of Maternal-Fetal […]

Mothers with gestational diabetes transferring harmful ‘forever chemicals’ to their fetus

Related video Researchers from the University of Massachusetts have found that pregnant women with gestational diabetes have a higher rate of passing on harmful synthetic chemicals called PFAS (17 – per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) to their unborn babies and thus risking their health. The study comes from a detailed epidemiology study and is titled, “Physico-chemical […]

‘Dual burden’ of prematurity and serious maternal complications occurs in one of 270 births

Related video A quarter of women who have serious maternal complications during childbirth also have premature births, posing a “dual burden” on families, finds research from NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) California Preterm Birth Initiative, and Stanford University. The study, published online in The Journal of Maternal-Fetal […]

Rare inherited enzyme disorder offers new clues about fibrotic conditions

Related video Early evidence Human disease What can a family of rare inherited disorders teach scientists about more common health problems like fibrosis? Plenty, based on research led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists that appears today in the journal Science Advances. The investigators have discovered an association between a deficiency in the enzyme […]

Intermittent fasting may regulate blood glucose levels even without weight loss

Related video New research suggests that intermittent fasting, cycling through periods of normal eating and fasting may regulate blood sugar (glucose) levels even when accompanied by little-to-no weight loss. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology- Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. In people with mild obesity, intermittent fasting has […]