A new study from Columbia researchers shows that Seratonin, which plays an important part of treating mental health in the form of SSRIs, also has a key role in degenerative mitral valve disease, one of the most common heart valve diseases with no current pharmacological treatment.
When making decisions about heart surgery, you would want all the facts. Putting your trust, and heart, in someone else’s hands is not easy. You’d probably want to know how good the surgeon is—here's what that means objectively.
If xenotransplantation is the future, then the future is closer than we think. It's now priority to many transplantation surgeons and experts because it could address many of the barriers that have existed in organ access for decades.
Over the past five years, the lung cancer survival rate has increased by 14 percent. A large part of that change is driven by advances in immunotherapy—typically implemented alongside treatments like chemotherapy to give patients the best chance at positive outcomes.