When two lung transplant surgeons were looking for an innovative solution to a long-standing problem—not enough lungs available for patients who need them—they approached Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Ph.D., the Mikati Foundation Professor of Biomedical Engineering and a professor of medical sciences (in medicine).
There will be 60,000 annual cases of chronic subdural hematoma (SDH) by 2030, making SDH the U.S...
Bones found in an Italian cave over two decades ago might have provided the oldest Neanderthal...
Dartmouth researchers identify precise heat to boost immune system against cancer tumors.
The team of investigators will present their findings this week at the annual American Academy of Neurology meeting.
Gov. Jerry Brown is launching a statewide initiative with the University of California, to advance the field of precision medicine. The effort will involve collaborating with other academic and industry partners and starting to build the infrastructure and assemble the resources necessary to further develop the field.
Research has shown that drinking two or fewer alcoholic beverages a day may be beneficial for men’s hearts. A new study suggests that danger could be a heartbeat away: more than two drinks a day in middle age may raise men’s stroke risk more than hypertension (high blood pressure, HBP) or diabetes does.
Apple, Johnson & Johnson, and Medtronic will be partners on this program.
As personalized medicine is integrated into mainstream medical treatment, sequencing clinically relevant genes using the latest next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies will prove instrumental in guiding clinicians towards informed treatment decisions.
CORTECS Columns from Waters Corporation are new 1.6 micron solid-core UltraPerformance LC Columns that set a new standard in LC column performance. The higher efficiency brought with the columns allows laboratories to produce greater amounts of information faster with every chromatographic separation.
Researchers at Brown and URI have demonstrated what could be a more precise method for targeting cancer cells for radiation. Cancer-seeking peptides ferry nanoparticles of gold to the site. The gold then helps focus radiation on the cancer cells.
The brain gets bigger with physical exercise, according to two recent studies.
An international research team has developed a compound that successfully targets and destroys aggregated proteins, leading to hopes for a new class of drugs effective against a multitude of diseases including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Two types of touch information — the feel of an object and the position of an animal’s limb — have long been thought to flow into the brain via different channels and be integrated in sophisticated processing regions. Now, with help from a specially devised mechanical exoskeleton that positioned monkeys’ hands in different postures, Johns Hopkins researchers have challenged that view.
This company is offering a peculiar treatment.
Biofuels production has changed considerably over the past decade. Basic fermentation has been largely replaced by more complex processes that involve custom-engineered microorganisms that are capable of converting a diverse range of biomasses into fuel.
Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep, during which vivid dreaming occurs, may be a period in which memory is consolidated, according to research in Science Advances.
Shortcomings in the fast-evolving digital health care arena are becoming obvious, so Harvard University is challenging those notions with technology.
Device can insert ‘cargo’ into 100,000 cells per minute, up from current standard of 1 per minute.
French biopharmaceutical company DBV Technologies moves closer to bringing its peanut allergy patch to market, receiving Breakthrough Therapy Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as it prepares to launch its Phase 3 trial.
At Experimental Biology 2015 the Public Affairs Advisory Committee for the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology held a panel discussion titled Who Should Fund Biomedical Research?
Investors did not seem pleased by these results.
The first personalized cancer vaccine using genomics to define targets elicits robust immune responses, says a recent Science study.
The study of cell death mechanisms and pathways has become increasingly complex over the years with the improved understanding that processes such as apoptosis, autophagy, necro-apoptosis and others can act singly or in concert to modulate cell death.
The Asia-Pacific non-vascular stents market, consisting of urinary tract, pancreatic and biliary, enteral, and airway stents, will expand in value from $148.1 million in 2013 to $223.8 million by 2021.
The IKA shaker family has two new additions: KS 3000 i and KS 3000 ic incubator shakers.
Acoustic device can rapidly isolate circulating tumor cells from patient blood samples.
Hydrothermal vents on a Saturn moon are so similar to life-ridden hydrothermal vents on Earth, scientists think they may find life up there, says a report in Nature.
The oocytes (eggs) of chimpanzees degrade at a slower rate than the oocytes of women, even though chimps do not live as long.
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