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BMBF funds junior research group for 3D bioprinting project
For her research project on three-dimensional "printing" of the human cornea, Junior Professor Dr Daniela Duarte Campos of Heidelberg University has been awarded financial support of approximately 2.2 million euros through the "NanoMatFutur" funding competition sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
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Brain organoids provide insight into malformations of cortical development
A study at the Hector Institute for Translational Brain Research (HITBR) at the Central Institute of Mental Health (CIMH) in Mannheim shows that cerebral organoids open up new insights into the development of the human brain and associated disorders.
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ERC Consolidator Grant for Laura De Laporte and the "HEARTBEAT" project
Scientist Laura De Laporte (DWI – Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials and RWTH Aachen University) has been awarded one of the most highly endowed research grants of the European Research Council (ERC): an ERC Consolidator Grant
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Photonic technology: better point-of-care diagnostics
COVID 19 has turned PCR and other antigen tests from tools known only to medical professionals into an everyday experience for all of us. To mark the successful completion of their research on the PoC-BoSens platform, the project consortium led by Fraunhofer IZM can announce the birth of a new generation of such diagnostic systems: a photonic platform for precise point-of-care diagnostics.
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Study looks at blood test as possible diagnostic tool for Alzheimer’s
A recent study published out of the lab of Donna Wilcock, Ph.D., the Robert P. and Mildred A. Moores Endowed Chair in Alzheimer’s Disease, shows promising results for a blood test that could be used to identify Alzheimer’s changes in the brain before the onset of any symptoms, which could result in preventative treatments being used before any memory loss.
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Home-based flu tests as accurate as rapid diagnostic testing in clinical settings
Home-based, self-administered tests for influenza are comparable in accuracy to rapid diagnostic tests in clinical settings, according to a recently published, peer-reviewed study.
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Biosensors for quick assessment of cancer treatment
Immune checkpoint blockade (ICB) inhibitors have transformed the treatment of cancer and have become the frontline therapy for a broad range of malignancies. It’s because they work better than the previous standard of care.
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Large bacterial populations develop stronger resistance to antibiotics
In large bacterial populations, mutants that evolve relatively late resist antibiotic treatment more effectively, while smaller populations rely on less effective mutations that appear at an earlier point in time.
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Grant to improve Lyme disease diagnostics and therapeutics
Lyme disease is carried by black-legged ticks and infects people when they are bitten and transmit the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. Black-legged ticks are especially common in the northeastern United States, and people are exposed to the ticks usually during outdoor activities.
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Single test for over 50 genetic diseases
A new DNA test, developed by researchers at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney and collaborators from Australia, UK and Israel, has been shown to identify a range of hard-to-diagnose neurological and neuromuscular genetic diseases quicker and more-accurately than existing tests.
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Checking the immune response in the lungs
Patients in clinical trials must undergo thorough examination in order to allow the effects of new medications to be determined as precisely as possible.
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Cancer: When viruses and bacteria cooperate
Infections with several pathogens simultaneously increase the risk of cervical cancer—these results from a study conducted on artificial 3D tissue models at the University of Wuerzburg.
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Cell therapy: Immune cells "forget culture shock" after laboratory stay
A recent study shows that certain immune cells can restore their normal functions when introduced back into the body, even after being multiplied in the laboratory to large numbers – the results pave the way to new cell therapies.
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COVID-19 infection detected in breath tests
Traces of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes COVID-19 can be detected in microscopically small fluid droplets exhaled during a very short time span. This is the finding of a new study from the University of Gothenburg. The measurement was carried out primarily with an advanced research instrument developed by the publishing research team.
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Designer blood from stem cells
Blood transfusions are among the most common procedures in hospitals. According to the German Red Cross, around 15,000 blood donations are needed every day in Germany alone. But only about four percent of potential blood donors actually donate blood - and the trend is downward.
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Optical methodology for rapid detection of COVID-19
This new methodology, whose first results are published in the journal Scientific Reports, from the Nature Group, has obtained a sensitivity of 100% and a specificity of 87.5% in the detection of SARS-CoV-2 in nasopharyngeal exudate (the same samples used in a PCR test) from symptomatic people.
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Getting to the heart of complex disease
Gladstone researchers develop robust strategy for sifting through large-scale genetic data to better understand congenital heart problems
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MicroQuin to launch cancer research to space station
An investigation from biotechnology startup MicroQuin launching to the International Space Station (ISS) on Northrop Grumman’s 17th Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) aims to better understand the onset and progression of cancer.
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Breakthrough study uses genetic testing to evaluate risk of heart disease
Dignity Health in Arizona is the first in North America to launch this type of clinical trial.
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Artificial intelligence can help to study protein complexes
Researchers at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Hamburg have developed a new method for studying proteins
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Mayo Clinic researchers develop model to predict treatment response in gastric cancer
A study by researchers at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Florida is validating the use of genomic sequencing to predict the likelihood that patients with gastric cancer will derive benefit from chemotherapy or from immunotherapy. The study is published in Nature Communications.
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Kidney failure in childhood: Gender influences survival chances
MHH study: Vessels of girls suffer more damage than those of boys
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Humboldt fellow develops early detection of kidney diseases
Humboldt Research Fellow Dr. Maria Rita Ortega Vega from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil will be a guest at the Faculty of Chemistry and Food Chemistry at TU Dresden. Here, she will work together with her host Prof. Stefan Kaskel on the development of novel electrochemical sensors for the salivary detection of kidney diseases.
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On the spot drug delivery with light-controlled organic microswimmers
Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research develop organic microparticles that can steer through biological fluids and dissolved blood in unprecedented ways. Even in very salty liquids, the microswimmers can be propelled forward at high speed by visible light, either individually or as a swarm.
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Complex three-dimensional kidney tissue generated in the lab from scratch
A research team based in Kumamoto University (Japan) has created complex 3D kidney tissue in the lab solely from cultured mouse embryonic stem (ES) cells. These organoids could lead the way to better kidney research and, eventually, artificial kidneys for human transplant.
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Warwick SASCo showcases pioneering resuable plastic polyware medical devices at MEDICA 2021
Warwick SASCo Ltd – an independent family-run business specialising in the supply of sterilizable polyware for hospitals – is delighted to be joining the ABHI UK Pavilion at MEDICA 2021 (15 – 18...
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FLEXcon Announces Global Launch of New PHARMcal® Portfolio for Pharmaceutical Labeling
High-Performance Materials Engineered to Support a Broad Range of End-Use Applications  Spencer, Mass. – August 19, 2021 - FLEXcon Company, Inc., an innovator in adhesive coating and...
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