Health sciences

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The health sciences study all aspects of health, disease and healthcare. This field of study aims to develop knowledge, interventions and technology for use in healthcare to improve the treatment of patients.

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    Host-directed therapy (HDT) aims to interfere with host cell factors that are required by a pathogen for replication or persistence. In this Review, Kaufmann et al. describe recent progress in the development of HDTs for the treatment of viral and bacterial infections and the challenges in bringing these approaches to the clinic.

    • Stefan H. E. Kaufmann
    • , Anca Dorhoi
    • , Richard S. Hotchkiss
    •  & Ralf Bartenschlager
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    Cardiovascular mortality among the almost 600 million people living in the Eastern Mediterranean region (EMR) has been proposed to increase more dramatically in the next decade than in any other region except Africa. Turk-Adawi and colleagues summarize the available data on cardiovascular disease burden, risk factors, and treatment modalities for the EMR population.

    • Karam Turk-Adawi
    • , Nizal Sarrafzadegan
    • , Ibtihal Fadhil
    • , Kathryn Taubert
    • , Masoumeh Sadeghi
    • , Nanette K. Wenger
    • , Nigel S. Tan
    •  & Sherry L. Grace
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    Children with severe malnutrition (which includes severe wasting and kwashiorkor) have an elevated risk of serious illness and death, primarily from acute infectious diseases. In this Primer, the authors describe the multifactorial aetiology of severe malnutrition and the efforts needed to meet the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal of zero hunger.

    • Zulfiqar A. Bhutta
    • , James A. Berkley
    • , Robert H. J. Bandsma
    • , Marko Kerac
    • , Indi Trehan
    •  & André Briend
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    This Review summarizes the latest findings on heart reverse remodelling, which demonstrate that despite apparent normalization of function, the molecular changes associated with heart failure persist in the reverse-remodelled heart. This myocardial remission is distinct from true recovery, in which both function and molecular makeup are normalized. These findings have implications for developing therapies to repair the failing heart.

    • Gene H. Kim
    • , Nir Uriel
    •  & Daniel Burkhoff

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