Life Sciences

New tools would help doctors make better and quicker treatment decisions for cancer patients.
by Ross Neitz, University of Alberta
12:18pm
10.6.2017
Light-activated nanoparticles, also known as quantum dots, can provide a crucial boost in effectiveness for antibiotic treatments used to combat drug-resistant superbugs such as E. coli and Salmonella, new research shows.
by Trent Knoss, University of Colorado Boulder
11:37am
10.6.2017
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A new study shows that a single injection of CRISPR-Gold, as the new delivery system is called, into mice with Duchenne muscular dystrophy led to an 18-times-higher correction rate and a two-fold increase in a strength and agility test compared to...
by Brett Israel, UC Berkeley
11:42am
10.4.2017
Treatment makes chemo more effective, less toxic, a mouse study shows.
by Julia Evangelou Strait, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
12:14pm
9.27.2017
Artemisinin-ALA co-treatment could kill cancer cells and suppress tumor growth with fewer side effects.
by National University of Singapore
10:49am
9.18.2017
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A research team has developed the first tool for monitoring the activity of a key molecule in live cells.
by Roswell Park Cancer Institute
11:37am
9.13.2017
Onset of sepsis identified in single drop of blood could enable early, lifesaving treatment.
by National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
9:54am
9.12.2017
People could start receiving life-saving treatment for cancer and other diseases much earlier with the help of a new method to analyze blood proteins.
by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
9:09am
9.11.2017
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Squid ink might be a great ingredient to make black pasta, but it could also one day make getting checked for gum disease at the dentist less tedious and even painless.
by UC San Diego
10:16am
9.8.2017
With increasing scientific and medical interest in communication with the nervous system, demand is growing for biomedical devices that can better record and stimulate the nervous system, as well as deliver drugs and biomolecules in precise dosages.
by University of Houston
11:41am
8.25.2017
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By combining an FDA-approved cancer immunotherapy with an emerging tumor-roasting nanotechnology, researchers improved the efficacy of both therapies in a proof-of-concept study using mice.
by Ken Kingery, Duke University
10:33am
8.18.2017
Researchers have developed a new terahertz imaging approach that, for the first time, can acquire micron-scale resolution images while retaining computational approaches designed to speed up image acquisition.
by The Optical Society
9:55am
8.18.2017
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Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have demonstrated for the first time using micromotors to treat a bacterial infection in the stomach. These tiny vehicles, each about half the width of a human hair, swim rapidly throughout the...
by University of California-San Diego
1:48pm
8.16.2017
A team of researchers is mending broken hearts with an expanding tissue bandage a little smaller than a postage stamp.
by University of Toronto
10:13am
8.15.2017
Researchers have developed a test that quickly detects the presence of Zika virus in blood.
by Jim Dryden, Washington University School of Medicine
9:49am
8.11.2017
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Osaka University researchers use X-ray crystallography and electron microscopy to resolve the assembly of the export gate apparatus in Salmonella. The new details of this nanomachine are expected to clarify how bacteria infect eukaryotic cells and...
by Osaka University
10:50am
8.9.2017
Researchers have developed a new technology, Tissue Nanotransfection (TNT), that can generate any cell type of interest for treatment within the patient's own body.
by Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
10:12am
8.8.2017
A tiny medical device containing gold specks could boost the effects of cancer medication and reduce its harm, research suggests. Scientists have completed a study which showed that gold increased the effectiveness of drugs used to treat lung cancer...
by University of Edinburgh
10:58am
8.7.2017
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Artificially constructed human tissues and organs have been developed with a number of different purposes in mind, from advanced robotics and novel materials to drug screening.
by American Institute of Physics
11:35am
8.4.2017
A new T1 MRI contrast agent based on ultrasmall iron oxide nanoparticles could become a possible alternative to clinically used gadolinium-based agents.
by Institute for Basic Science
12:45pm
8.2.2017
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Researchers have found that topically applied nitric oxide-releasing nanoparticles are a viable treatment for deep fungal infections of the skin caused by dermatophytes.
by George Washington University
9:34am
8.1.2017
With an incidence of 31.5 million worldwide and a mortality of around 17%, sepsis remains the most common cause of death in hospitalized patients, even in industrialized countries where antibiotics and critical care facilities are readily available.
by Institute for Basic Science
10:41am
7.28.2017
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In new research, Alex Green, an assistant professor at ASU’s Biodesign Institute, demonstrates how living cells can be induced to carry out computations in the manner of tiny robots or computers.
by Arizona State University
1:37pm
7.27.2017
Attaching curcumin, a component of the common spice turmeric, to nanoparticles can be used to target and destroy treatment-resistant neuroblastoma tumor cells, according to a new study published in Nanoscale.
by University of Central Florida
1:11pm
7.26.2017
Around half of all medications for chronic diseases are not taken as prescribed, costing the U.S. health care system more than $100 billion in avoidable hospital stays each year.
by Helen Knight, MIT
10:47am
7.25.2017
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Probiotics, being live microbes, exert numerous beneficial health effects on the host cells. Such probiotics are commercially available as dietary supplements, foods, and pharmaceutical formulations.
by Bentham Science Publishers
10:14am
7.21.2017
An electrode brought to the surface of a liquid that contains microparticles can be used to pull out surprisingly long chains of particles.
by University of Warsaw
9:53am
7.21.2017
A new technique that makes blood clots optically clear is allowing researchers to use powerful optical microscopy techniques to study the 3D structure of dangerous clots for the first time.
by The Optical Society
10:01am
7.18.2017
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For more than 60 years, researchers have tried to successfully cryopreserve (or freeze) the embryo of zebrafish, a species that is an important medical model for human health. In a new study, researchers provide the first-ever reproducible evidence...
by University of Minnesota
10:18am
7.14.2017
Cleanrooms are used for a number of applications—pharmaceuticals, aerospace, food and beverage, manufacturing and more. You can also add “solving ancient mysteries” to that list.
8:45am
7.6.2017
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Researchers have developed micro-cubes that can sponge up a hydrophobic anti-cancer drug and deliver it to cancer cells.
by The University of Alabama at Birmingham
1:25pm
6.28.2017
Cancer cells kill most often by crawling away from their original tumors to later re-root in vital parts of the body in a process called metastasis. Now, a research team has developed a new treatment to thwart it by, in a sense, breaking cancer...
by Georgia Tech University
10:44am
6.27.2017
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The owner of the Massachusetts-based drug compounding center who was blamed for a meningitis outbreak that sickened hundreds and killed dozens nationwide was sentenced to nine years in federal prison Monday.
by Seth Augenstein, Senior Science Writer
10:19am
6.27.2017
A team has engineered highly versatile metafluorophores by integrating commonly used small fluorescent probes into self-folding DNA structures where their colors and brightness can be digitally programmed. This nanotechnological approach offers a...
by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard
10:02am
6.22.2017
While studied in an animal model of spinal fusion, the method for promoting new bone growth could translate readily to humans.
by Megan Fellman, Northwestern University
10:18am
6.20.2017
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A transistor that simulates some of the functions of neurons has been invented based on experiments and models developed by a team of researchers.
by FAPESP
11:14am
6.16.2017
Researchers are using quantum dots - tiny semiconductor particles commonly used in nanotechnology - to decipher the features needed to design specific and effective therapies for multiple sclerosis (MS) and other autoimmune diseases.
by University of Maryland
10:33am
6.15.2017
Researchers at the University of Twente's MIRA research institute have developed a chip that can capture and hold individual cells in the exact center of a minuscule hydrogel droplet. Their novel method keeps cells alive for multiple weeks, which...
by University of Twente
1:18pm
6.12.2017
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The endothelial cells that line blood vessels are packed tightly to keep blood inside and flowing, but scientists have discovered it may be possible to selectively open gaps in those barriers just enough to let large molecules through -- and then...
by Rice University
10:29am
6.9.2017
Researchers have developed a glass microchip for ultrafast separation and purification of DNA fragments. The chip is easy and cheap to produce.
by Wiebe Van Der Veen, University of Twente
10:52am
5.30.2017
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