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Nano-tech diagnostic

Nano-Tech Diagnostic Can Indicate Cancer or Thrombotic Risk in One Drop...

A team of international researchers led by Professor Martin Hegner, Investigator in CRANN and Trinity’s School of Physics, have developed an automated diagnostic platform...
cancer drugs

New Method Reveals How Well Cancer Drugs Hit Their Targets

Scientists have developed a technique that allows them to measure how well cancer drugs reach their targets inside the body. It shows individual cancer...
Immunotherapy

Smart Nanoparticles Keep Immunotherapy Focused on Cancer

Immunotherapy is a highly promising and innovative approach to battling cancer that works by enlisting the body’s natural defenses to attack cancer cells. By...
hearing loss

Drug Could Protect Children from Hearing Loss After Chemo

When cisplatin was first used to treat cancer in the late 70s, it made a big impact. “It was the most extraordinary breakthrough treatment,” says Dr Penelope...
antibiotics

Soil Prospecting Yields Wealth of Potential Antibiotics

Soil, the source of our best antibiotics, can be more thoroughly mined for new drugs and other useful chemicals with the help of metagenomics,...
fatty acid

Enigma of Fatty Acid Metabolism Solved: Enzyme Shape Controls Its Activity

Fats are essential for our body. The core components of all fats are fatty acids. Their production is initiated by the enzyme ACC. Researchers...
tuberculosis

Scientists Discover How Vitamin A Drives the Lung Immune System to...

Scientists at Trinity College Dublin and St James’s Hospital, Dublin, have discovered how vitamin A drives the lung immune system to deal with tuberculosis...
cancer researchvideo

Two New Pathways Expand the Horizon for Cancer Research

Dramatically reshaping the scope of cancer research, the discovery was made by investigating a special class of genes known as noncoding RNA’s (ncRNA) found...
flu infectionvideo

Key Molecule for Flu Infection Identified

After decades of research, a research team has discovered the key receptor molecule that enhances the infection of the influenza A virus, providing a...
silicon nanoparticles

Researchers Use Silicon Nanoparticles For Bioimaging and Drug Delivery

An international research team has studied a new cell visualisation and drug delivery system based on nanoparticles coated with luminescent dye molecules. Scientists have...
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),...
Cholesterol vaccine

‘Cholesterol Vaccine’: Twice-Yearly Jab Could Help to Halve ‘Bad’ Cholesterol

Researchers say the drug, which works by silencing genes in the liver and could be delivered by injection at a GP surgery just twice...
opioid overdose

Plan to Curb Opioid Overdose Crisis Helps State, Nation

The opioid addiction and overdose epidemic continues to take the lives of too many Americans. Of the nearly 64,000 overdose deaths reported in 2016,...
Antiviral Drugs

Exploring New Uses for Existing Antiviral Drugs

Zika virus. Ebola virus. Influenza. SARS and MERS corona viruses. Existing and emerging viral diseases are an increasing problem, particularly in developing countries. The...
diabetes treatments

Hacking ‘Drug Trafficking’ Network Could Make Diabetes Treatments More Effective

The findings come from early-stage studies in both human cells and mice in which researchers tweaked the structure of an existing treatment for type...
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...
treatment for addiction

How Treatment for Addiction Came out of the Dark Ages

“It’s not often that a psychiatrist gets to hear ‘Doctor, you saved my life,’ ” said Ellen Edens, M.D., FW ’09, assistant professor of...
medicine

Many Small Differences Contribute to a Large Variation

Drugs are not equally effective for everyone. To some extent, this is due to the fact that people’s bodies will take up a pharmaceutical...
malaria

Human Malaria Parasites Grown for the First Time in Dormant Form

One of the biggest obstacles to eradicating malaria is a dormant form of the parasite that lurks in the livers of some patients. This...
artificial human organs

Organ-On-Chip Technology Enters Next Stage as Experts Test Hepatitis B Virus

Artificial human organs, or organ-on-chip technologies, simulate a whole organ's cell make up and physiology. They act as alternatives to animal models in drug...