With a role in global health responses and research so extensive that a chart outlining its efforts looks a little like a maze,the United States Department of Defense has to ground itself in “institutional humility”to integrate the roles of fellow agencies and foreign partners in international disease-fighting efforts,as one speaker put [...]
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD),a tear of the layers of the artery wall that can block normal blood flow into and around the heart,is a relatively rare and poorly understood condition. It often strikes young,otherwise healthy people –mostly women –and can lead to significant heart damage,even sudden death. In [...]
Bone diseases:SEMA3A strikes a balance in bone homeostasis
Nature Reviews Drug Discovery 11,442 (2012). doi:10.1038/nrd3759
Author:Man Tsuey Tse
Bone diseases such as osteoporosis result from an imbalance between the natural process of bone resorption (mediated by osteoclasts) and formation (mediated by osteoblasts);however,the precise molecular mechanisms that control [...]
Florence Arya was on top of the world.
Newly retired from a rewarding career as a geologist,eager to travel with her husband and seemingly healthy,she was stunned when a well-woman exam in 2004 revealed she had a rare form of uterine cancer.
“I was in the best shape of my life,exercising [...]