Nanoparticles are between 1 and 100 nanometers in size.Scientists can harness them for drug delivery, to combat disease, for filtering fresh drinking water, and much more. Now, researchers from MIT and the Federal University of Goias in Brazil have developed a new technique that uses ultraviolet (UV) light to extract man-made pollutants from soil and water.
An ingestible sensor is built into the tablet.
ViroStat has released a new Rabbit Monoclonal Antibody to the GAC of group A Strep. This antibody functions in ELISA and lateral flow immunoassay applications. It pairs with itself as well as with the existing ViroStat OMNITOPE polyclonal antibodies (goat & rabbit).
Nanoparticles disguised as human platelets could greatly enhance the healing power of drug treatments for cardiovascular disease and systemic bacterial infections. These platelet-mimicking nanoparticles are capable of delivering drugs to targeted sites in the body — particularly injured blood vessels, as well as organs infected by harmful bacteria.
Air pollution is killing 3.3 million people a year worldwide, according to a new study that includes this surprise: Farming plays a large role in smog and soot deaths in industrial nations.
Alzheimer’s disease, long thought to be a single disease, really consists of three distinct subtypes, according to a recent study. The finding could lead to more highly targeted research and, eventually, new treatments for the debilitating neurological disorder, which robs people of their memories.
Researchers have found that changes to a small stretch of DNA may circumvent the genetic defect behind sickle cell disease. The discovery, outlined in the journal Nature, opens a promising path for developing gene-editing approaches to treat the disease and other hemoglobin disorders.
Scientists have evidence that Popeye was right: Spinach makes you stronger. But it’s the high nitrate content in the leafy greens — not the iron — that creates the effect. Building on a growing body of work that suggests dietary nitrate improves muscle performance in many elite athletes, researchers found that drinking concentrated beet juice — also high in nitrates — increases muscle power in patients with heart failure.
There may be a link between being overweight or obese and an increased risk of a specific type of brain tumor, according to a new meta-analysis published online Sept. 16 in Neurology.
Three studies, analyzing in different ways the leading ALS gene, came to what is being called a “remarkably” similar conclusion: the most common form of ALS may be caused by clogged pores in brain cell nuclear membranes.
EMD Millipore, the Life Science business of Merck KGaA of Darmstadt, Germany, introduced enhancements to its industry-leading EMPROVE portfolio of pharmaceutical raw materials. The expanded documentation and regulatory information facilitates drug product manufacturers’ risk assessment workflows and supplier qualification.
Scientists fighting last year’s outbreak of Ebola used the power of genetic sequencing to unlock the secrets of the deadly virus, and now they’re doing the same for a similar, and far more prevalent, disease — Lassa fever.
Although sewage is something most people prefer to leave out of sight and out of mind, it can be a gold mine of information. A small sample of sewage is likely to contain a variety of biomarkers that can yield data on infectious and chronic diseases such as influenza and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Prolonged sitting time as well as reduced physical activity contribute to the prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in a study of middle-aged Koreans. These findings support the importance of both reducing time spent sitting and increasing physical activity, say researchers.
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine may have found a new blood biomarker for episodic migraines, according to recent research.