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Mystery of Memory Cells Answered Through Mouse Study

March 13, 2017 New findings could impact vaccination, cancer research When an infection attacks the body for the first time, T cells of the immune system help fight off that specific pathogen. After the infection has cleared, some of the T cells that fought the microbe transition into "memory" cells that remember the pathogen and

Ammonia’s Role in Cardiovascular Health Tracked in Mice, Human Cells

March 9, 2017 Study revealed that ammonia plays an important role in maintaining cardiovascular health Coronary artery disease is caused by plaque buildup in the vessels that deliver blood to the heart. Narrowed or blocked coronary arteries can result in a heart attack or sudden cardiac death. A study at the University of Missouri School

Researchers Investigate New Treatments for Leading Cancers

WASHINGTON — January 02, 2017 12:56 AM Carol Pearson Scientists are investigating new ways of treating people with liver cancer. The methods range from developing an artificial liver, to seeing if genetically-modified pigs can produce organs compatible with humans. For those who have liver cancer, their only cure lies in a liver transplant or removal of the

New Drug Could Help Prevent Artery Disease in High-risk Patients

A recent study by researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine has shown that a protein inhibitor drug prevents these blockages, and could be a new therapeutic approach to prevent heart attack, stroke and other diseases caused by blocked blood vessels. Dec. 21, 2016- According to the American Heart Association, approximately 2,200 Americans

Blood Vessels Can Actually Get Better With Age

Study finds that arteries adapt to oxidative stress caused by aging July 20, 2015-Although the causes of many age-related diseases remain unknown, oxidative stress is thought to be the main culprit. Oxidative stress has been linked to cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases including diabetes, hypertension and age-related cancers. However, researchers at the University of Missouri recently

Impact of Type 2 diabetes on lymphatic vessels identified

Amino acid found in red meat, poultry may improve lymphatic function in diabetes July 14, 2015 - Derek Thompson - Approximately 28 million Americans live with Type 2 diabetes, a condition characterized by high blood sugar levels. Until now, the disease’s effect on the body’s lymphatic vessels has been unknown. A study by University of

New Heart Valve Replacement Option Benefits High-Risk Patients

MU Health Care first in mid-Missouri to offer less invasive approach February 24, 2015 COLUMBIA, Mo. ― A new less invasive procedure offered by University of Missouri Health Care’s comprehensive heart valve team now can benefit patients who were previously considered too high-risk for a traditional repair. Johnnie Martin of New Franklin, Missouri, was one

MU Researchers Find Gene Therapy Protects Mice from Heart Condition

University of Missouri Health System, by Staff ~ August 20, 2014 The condition is a leading cause of death for those with Duchenne muscular dystrophy A new gene therapy developed by researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine has shown to protect mice from a life-threatening heart condition caused by muscular dystrophy. “This

MU Family Medicine Ranked Among Nation’s Top 10 By U.S. News & World Report

MU School of Medicine, by Staff ~ March 27, 2014 Department ranked in top 10 for 21st consecutive year The University of Missouri School of Medicine has been recognized as a leader in family medicine education by U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate Schools, 2015 Edition. The MU School of Medicine is ranked eighth