Virginia Tech, Temple University scientists awarded grant to research lipedema, an under-studied disease of fat tissues – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Most of us want to get rid of fat. Jennifer Munson and Evangelia Bellas just want to understand that. Most of us want to get rid of fat. Jennifer Munson and Evangelia Bellas just want to understand that. Munson, an associate professor at the Fralin Institute for Biomedical Research at the VTC, and Bellas, an … Read more

Origin of rare disease FOP rooted in muscle regeneration dysfunction – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) is a rare disease characterized by extensive bone growth outside the normal skeleton that prevents the body’s normal reactions to even minor injuries. The result is what some call a “second skeleton”, which blocks joint movements and can make breathing difficult. However, new research on mice conducted by a team from … Read more

Novel treatment target for heart disease found in the blood vessel wall – BIOENGINEER.ORG

AUGUSTA, Ga. (January 14, 2022) – An RNA molecule called CARMN has been found in abundance in healthy smooth muscle cells that help give our blood vessels strength and flexibility, and has been significantly reduced in vascular diseases such as atherosclerosis, the leading cause of heart attack and stroke. scientists. AUGUSTA, Ga. (January 14, 2022) … Read more

Best and worst diets for diabetic kidney disease you need to know

Credit: Louis Hansel / Unsplash. Diabetic kidney disease is a serious complication of type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. In the United States, approximately 1 in 3 people living with diabetes has this health problem. Diabetes affects the ability of the kidneys to do their normal job of removing waste products and extra fluids … Read more