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Protein produced by the nervous system may help treatments for inflammatory diseases

A Rutgers-led team may have found the key to treating inflammatory diseases like asthma, allergies, chronic fibrosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In a study published in the journal Nature Immunology, researchers discovered that neuromedin B (NMB), a protein produced by the nervous system, was responsible for preventing overactive immune responses and damaging inflammation.… Read More »

Ultrasound tweezers could help remove kidney stones without surgery

By Clare Wilson Magnified kidney stone chipsW.D. Auer / Alamy Beams of ultrasound could be used to remove kidney stones by steering them through the body. In experiments on pigs, a team using the approach was able to move glass beads along a predefined course. Kidney stones arise when minerals dissolved in urine form crystals.… Read More »