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Jul 31 2017

A Large-Scale 'Germ Trap' Solution For Hospitals

Source: University of Colorado at Boulder When an infectious airborne illness strikes, some hospitals use negative pressure rooms to isolate and treat patients. These rooms use ventilation controls to keep germ-filled air contained rather than letting it circulate throughout the…

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Jul 31 2017

Walnuts May Promote Health By Changing Gut Bacteria

Source: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Research led by Lauri Byerley, PhD, RD, Research Associate Professor of Physiology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has found that walnuts in the diet change the makeup of bacteria in…

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Jul 25 2017

Engineered Liver Tissue Expands After Transplant

Source: MIT News Office Many diseases, including cirrhosis and hepatitis, can lead to liver failure. More than 17,000 Americans suffering from these diseases are now waiting for liver transplants, but significantly fewer livers are available. To help address that shortage,…

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Jun 01 2017

The Medical Minute: The Many Health Benefits Of Cycling

Source: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Getting outside on two wheels can improve health and fitness, build muscles and boost your mood. Plus, for most people, it’s fun. Deb Tregea, senior exercise physiologist and campus wellness coordinator…

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