Researchers now know that the leading cause of diabetic cardiomyopathy can be attributed to PKC activation and its downstream effects on gene expression. Knowing how cardiomyopathy manifests, further research can use these results to concentrate on the prevention and treatment of heart failure in diabetics. …

Scientists are reporting development of a squishy gel that when compressed — like at a painful knee joint — releases anti-inflammatory medicine. The new material could someday deliver medications when and where osteoarthritis patients need it most. Their study appears in the ACS journal Biomacromolecules. …

With almost no experience, newly graduated medical students enter teaching hospitals around the country every July, beginning their careers as interns. At the same time, the last year’s interns and junior residents take a step up and assume new responsibilities. More experienced physicians share a …

A theoretical, three-dimensional form of carbon that is metallic under ambient temperature and pressure has been discovered by an international research team. …read more Source: EurekAlert

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