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robotic small intestine

A Robotic Small Intestine? Researchers Are Making One

The day is coming when doctors-in-training can perfect certain medical practices on a robotic small intestine and test medical treatments on a human-made device...
epilepsy

Predicting Epileptic Seizures, Just like the Weather

Every morning you wake up and check the weather app on your smartphone, to see if it will rain. If the forecast probability is...
DNA replication

Jellyfish Fluorescence Shines New Light on DNA Copying

Using these proteins, originally found in jellyfish to make them glow, the team where able to focus laser beams on the brightly lit proteins...
immune systems

Lab Mice May Not Be Effective Models for Immunology Research

The findings have implications for all aspects of medical and scientific research because laboratory mice underpin studies whose results have a transformative effect on...
autism

Parent-mediated Therapy May Help Babies at Risk of Developing Autism

The earliest autism intervention study in the world has suggested that a parenting intervention using video-feedback for families with babies at family risk of...
quantum machine

How Can a Quantum Machine Learn Another Quantum System?

Before such a grand goal is achieved, a question remains as to how we can calibrate existing quantum computers and how can we verify...
prostate cancer

Light Therapy Effectively Treats Early Prostate Cancer

A new non-surgical treatment for low-risk prostate cancer can effectively kill cancer cells while preserving healthy tissue, reports a new UCL-led phase III clinical...
amblyopia

Creating New Treatments for Amblyopia

The visual system can be “rebooted,” offering hope for restoring sight to the visually impaired, according to research at MIT. Amblyopia, also called “lazy eye,”...
microscope

Stanford Physicists Develop a More Sensitive Microscope

Anyone who has taken a photo in a poorly lit restaurant or dim concert venue knows all too well the grainy, fuzzy outcomes of...
babies

How Baby’s Genes Influence Birth Weight and Later Life Disease

An international collaboration of researchers including experts from the University of Bristol’s School for Social and Community Medicine and the Avon Longitudinal Study of...