Presenting the Award for Best Supporting Role in a Medical Drama

Presenting the Award for Best Supporting Role in a Medical Drama

And the award for Best Supporting Role in a Medical Drama goes to… With the Oscars fast approaching, FBR is recognizing two special supporting actors that have played outstanding roles in the ongoing medical drama of human and animal health advancement: the rat and the mouse. Together, rats and mice make up approximately 95% of […]

New device helps break down deadly blood clots

New device helps break down deadly blood clots

Blood clots in arteries and veins can block the flow of oxygenated blood to the heart or brain, causing heart attacks and strokes. But now, researchers are working on a device that could help break these blood clots apart much more quickly- even in the ambulance, on the way to the hospital! The device is […]

Stem Cell Therapy for Pets and Owners

Stem Cell Therapy for Pets and Owners

Researchers at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts are treating family pets with stem cells for several diseases and hopefully fast-tracking stem cell therapies in humans, which are currently not approved by the DEA with the exception of bone marrow transplants.  Anal furunculosis, a suspected autoimmune disease, causes painful, foul smelling lesions on a dogs […]

What Do Gelatin And Nanoparticles Have In Common?

What Do Gelatin And Nanoparticles Have In Common?

This could be the next generation of treatments to the brain! How the heck does that happen? Researchers at the University of Illinois along with engineers from South Korea have developed gelatin nanoparticles, gelatin shots for the brain, if you will. The process challenges the traditional delivery of medication to a damaged brain which has […]