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Chemotherapy and heart failure

One of the chemotherapy treatment options for patients with breast cancer usually includes multiple cycles of therapies based on an intravenous medication of a group called anthracyclines. During the last two decades, the percentage of cure and response rates for cancer patients undergoing this treatment... click to read more

Views 271
Reading time 2.5 min
published on Mar 25, 2024
Stressing the gut-brain axis

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of chronic intestinal disorders that mainly manifests in two forms: Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. These diseases involve persistent inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract and can cause severe symptoms including abdominal pain, diarrhea, and intestinal obstruction. If left... click to read more

  • Niklas Blank | PhD student at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA; University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
  • Kai Markus Schneider | Assistant Professor at RWTH Aachen University
  • Christoph Thaiss | Assistant Professor at University of Pennsylvania
Views 826
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jan 29, 2024
Taurine: a supplement for extending life-span and health

Aging is a complex biological process that has always captivated scientists, drawing them into often long research journeys to unravel the mysteries of this natural process. In our quest to understand the mechanisms that underlie the aging process, we serendipitously stumbled upon taurine in a... click to read more

Views 859
Reading time 3 min
published on Jan 24, 2024
Take Them Outside: Cold Air Helps Croup Symptoms in Kids

Croup is a common infection that mainly affects babies and young children from six months to three years old. Croup symptoms include a characteristic barking cough that predominantly occurs during the night, a hoarse voice and a squeaky, high-pitched noise when breathing in. Although most... click to read more

  • Zoé Valbret | PhD Student at University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Views 1564
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jan 3, 2024
How the immune response to a common virus may target the brain in multiple sclerosis

Over 2.8 million individuals are living with multiple sclerosis (MS) which occurs when the brain and spinal cord become damaged due to inflammation. Persons with MS (pwMS) experience various symptoms such as vision disturbance, cognitive dysfunction and problems with balance and mobility. Around 85% of... click to read more

  • Olivia Thomas | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Karolinska Institutet
Views 815
Reading time 4 min
published on Dec 20, 2023