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MEA chipvideo

Imec Presents Novel Organ-on-Chip Platform for Drug Screening

Imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technologies, presents this week at its technology forum ITF 2018 (Antwerp, May 23-24),...
heart valves

Belly Helps Cultured Heart Valve to Finally Find Its Shape

For over fifteen years, scientists have been looking for the golden formula to grow heart valves using body cells. Now a method finally seems...
vaccine development

Discovery of Immune Cells Able to Defend Against Mutating Viruses Could...

Vaccines become ineffective when a virus mutates, and tackling this problem is a priority for researchers. Vaccinations aim to stimulate the body to produce...
Fetal Immune System

Fetal Immune System Rejects the Mother in Preterm Labor

Preterm labor, a common pregnancy complication, has long been a mystery to scientists. But a new study from UC San Francisco shows it may...
cancer vaccine

Novel Cancer Vaccine Strategy Is Successfully Tested

By combining genetically modified tumor-derived cell lines, scientists in Campinas (São Paulo State, Brazil) have achieved promising results in the treatment of tumors in...
artificial mole

An Artificial Mole as an Early Warning Sign

Alongside cardiovascular disease, cancer has become the top cause of death in industrialised countries. Many of those affected are diagnosed only after the tumour...
diabetes

This Gene Affects How Some Women Store Fat – and Increases...

A natural variation of the gene KLF14 causes some women to store fat on their bellies and hips and puts them at significantly increased risk of Type...
cancer treatments

Virus’s ‘Taste’ for Unusual Sugar Could Lead to New Cancer Treatments

Human adenoviruses (HAdVs) are common microorganisms which can cause eye infections as well as respiratory and gastrointestinal infections in humans and animals. Now, an international team...
Atomic Vibrations

How to Turn Light Into Atomic Vibrations

The Science Sheet-like materials can have intriguing properties that could benefit devices from flexible electronics to solar cells. Researchers think they can customize the properties...
microfluidic device

NUS Scientists Develop Novel Patient Cancer Cell Culture Test Kit for...

A team of scientists led by Professor Lim Chwee Teck, Principal Investigator at the Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore (MBI) and the Department of Biomedical Engineering...
Kesterites

Kesterite Solar Cells: Germanium Promises Better Opto-Electronic Properties Than Tin

Kesterites are semiconductor compounds made of the elements copper, tin, zinc, and selenium. These semiconductors can be used as an optical absorber material in...
age-related macular degeneration

Successful Trials of New Treatment at Moorfields in Fight Against Sight...

Patients regain sight after being first to receive retinal tissue engineered from stem cells Successful trial on patients using new stem cell based treatment...
power network

Power on Demand

The power network cannot store energy. But nature doesn't care about that. So photovoltaic or wind power plants produce energy in varying amounts according...
Drug-producing bacteria

Drug-Producing Bacteria Possible with Synthetic Biology Breakthrough

Bacteria could be programmed to produce drugs, thanks to breakthrough research into synthetic biology from the Universities of Warwick and Surrey Researchers develop unique...
Pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic Cancer: Gene Duplication Explains Tumor Aggressiveness

Until now, scientists have failed to establish a link between the properties of pancreatic cancer, such as its aggressiveness, and changes, i.e. mutations, in...
Neural Circuitvideo

Mapping the Neural Circuit Governing Thirst

There are few feelings more satisfying than gulping down water when you are thirsty. But how does your brain know when you are dehydrated...
multiple sclerosis

Potential New Approach to the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

A prospective new method of treating patients with multiple sclerosis has been proposed by researchers of the Mainz University Medical Center working in cooperation...
organic solar cells

Smart New Method to Manufacture Organic Solar Cells

The energy efficiency of organic solar cells is approaching that of conventional silicon solar cells, but they don't necessarily have to compete on the...
zika virus

Zika Virus Could Help Combat Brain Cancer

Zika virus, feared for causing microcephaly in babies whose mothers were infected during pregnancy by attacking the cells that will give rise to the...
brain injury

Fast-Acting, Readily Available Gas May Mitigate Blast-Induced Brain Injury

The inert gas has been used for the first time to try and reduce the impact of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) caused by blasts...