Being able to build a bioartificial pancreas offers the potential to cure type 1 diabetes. A major challenge with the effort is how to supply the structure with enough oxygen to keep the cells alive. Now, new research suggests that oxygen-generating...
16-Nov-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites
The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) has been selected by NASA to lead a multi-institutional project to better understand the health risks related to radiation exposure from missions in deep space.
14-Nov-2017 3:30 PM EST Add to Favorites
An Atlantic Giant pumpkin weighing in at 943 pounds was delivered this morning to patients, their family members, faculty and staff at Brenner Children’s Hospital, part of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, in Winston-Salem, N.C. This is the 18th...
30-Oct-2017 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, UNC Health Care Sign Letter of Intent Regarding Ownership of High Point Regional Health
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and UNC Health Care, the parent organization of High Point Regional Health, have signed a Letter of Intent in which Wake Forest Baptist would acquire and integrate High Point Regional and its affiliates into their...
25-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites
Glioblastoma is the most aggressive cancer that originates in the brain. Current therapies can slow the disease, but more often than not can’t cure it.
16-Oct-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites
Being able to test new drugs in a 3-D model of the body has the potential to speed up drug discovery and also to reduce the use of testing in animals.
5-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites
Wake Forest Baptist Receives Federal Funding to Conduct National Study on Risks Associated With Kidney Transplantation
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded two five-year grants to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center worth more than $5 million to prospectively study the effects of a genetic variation in organ donors that appears to contribute to...
2-Oct-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites
African-Americans typically have worse outcomes from smoking-related cancers than Caucasians, but the reasons for this remain elusive. However, scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have taken a big step toward solving this puzzle.
25-Jul-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites
It’s truly small-scale work. But researchers in nanomedicine – the study, development and application of materials under 100 nanometers in size to diagnose and treat disease – are making some big-time advances.
19-Oct-2017 8:00 AM EDT
Although it’s the third most prevalent illness in the world, migraine is widely misunderstood and frequently undiagnosed. Until quite recently a common “remedy” for migraine was to lie in a dark room and wait for the pain to pass. But today...
22-Sep-2017 8:00 AM EDT
Computerized models have not replaced crash dummies in assessing the protective properties of motor vehicles, military equipment and other products. But virtual figures offer many advantages over mechanical manikins and are becoming more widely used...
17-Aug-2017 8:00 AM EDT
How can parents help their student-athletes gain a competitive edge? By boning up on nutrition basics.
8-Aug-2017 3:05 PM EDT
The simple sandals that produce the unmistakable thwack-thwack sound effect are clearly the warm-weather footwear of choice for many Americans. But they’re simply not a good fit for every activity.
28-Jun-2017 5:00 PM EDT
The long list of conditions that smoking can cause, contribute to, increase the risk of or worsen runs from high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and stroke to gum disease, arthritis and erectile dysfunction.
13-Jun-2017 5:00 PM EDT
There is nothing better on a hot summer day than a refreshing dip in a pool, stream, lake or ocean.
However, bacteria and parasites can lurk in all kinds of water and put a real damper on summertime fun unless people practice a few, simple...
30-May-2017 5:05 PM EDT
Kinesio tape first gained widespread public attention when it was spotted on athletes during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but it has been around since the 1970s.
16-May-2017 6:00 PM EDT