Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Bioelectronic implant

Bioelectronic Implant Could Prevent Opioid Deaths

Researchers are developing a novel, implantable device that can sense the effects of a potentially fatal level of ingested opioids and then...
cancer

Tiny Bubbles In Our Body Could Fight Cancer Better Than Chemo

Healthy cells in our body release nano-sized bubbles that transfer genetic material such as DNA and RNA to other cells. It’s your...
neuromorphic vision systems

PROPHESEE Joins IRT Nanoelec 3D Integration Program

PROPHESEE, the inventor of the world’s most advanced neuromorphic vision systems, joins the IRT Nanoelec consortium to help broaden the field of potential applications for...
extravert

Research Suggests the Happiest Introverts May Be Extraverts

If you are an introvert, force yourself to be an extravert. You’ll be happier.  That’s the suggestion of the...
microbiome

Unlocking the Biochemical Treasure Chest Within Microbes

Secondary metabolites – the compounds produced by microbes to mediate internal and external messaging, self-defense, and chemical warfare – are the basis for hundreds...
cancer

Study Points to New Drug Target in Fight Against Cancer

Researchers have identified a potential new drug target in the fight against cancer. In a study this week in the Proceedings of...
Cancer Therapy

Genetic Targeting Gives Cancer Therapy a Better Shot at Success

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed a method to address failures in a promising anti-cancer drug, bringing together tools from genome...
uterine cancer

Once-Common Hysterectomy Technique Linked to Worse Uterine Cancer Outcomes

Every year, nearly 700,000 American women have surgery to remove their uterus (hysterectomy) or uterine fibroids (myomectomy). A laparoscopic surgical technique once commonly...
cancer-fighting drugs

Grant to Search for More Efficient Way to Make Cancer-Fighting Drugs

A Washington State University researcher is part of a $4 million effort to develop a better way to produce taxol, an anti‑cancer chemotherapy...
Lyme Disease

New Test Diagnoses Lyme Disease Within 15 Minutes

Some 300,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with Lyme disease every year. Caused by Borrelia burgdorferi and transmitted by the bite of infected Ixodes ticks,...
breast cancer

Scientists Implicate Genes Behind Faulty DNA Repair in Breast Cancer

While mutations in BRCA genes are well known to increase breast cancer risk, researchers from the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center...
intestinal gases

Gutsy Effort to Produce Comprehensive Study of Intestinal Gases

UNSW Sydney chemical engineers have traced the journey of gases through the gut while further developing a non-invasive, gas-capturing capsule.
antibiotic resistance

How Animal Research Is Helping Fight Antibiotic Resistance

People do not expect to die from a simple infection. But that might change: the world is running out of effective antibiotics.
lymphoma cells

Biological Mechanism Explained: How Lymphoma Cells Form Brain Metastases

Lymphomas in the central nervous system are rare but dangerous. Scientists at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) have now discovered which...
Surgical mesh damage

Surgical Mesh Damage Can Be Measured in Simple Lab Experiments

New research from bioengineers in Trinity suggests it is easy, via a simple lab experiment, to simulate the damage caused by using...
Neural Networks

Neural Networks

If you have a smart phone with facial recognition, you may have wondered: How does your device learn to recognize your face...
paracetamol

Childhood Behaviour Linked to Taking Paracetamol During Pregnancy

A new study by the University of Bristol adds to evidence that links potential adverse effects of taking paracetamol during pregnancy.
lab-on-a-chip devices

Researchers with IBM and Polytechnique Montréal “Fold” a Drop of Water, Solving a Problem...

Montréal – If you’ve ever stopped to watch rain falling on a windowpane, you’ve seen what happens when two drops of water touch...
oral cancer

AI Can Predict the Chances of Surviving Oral Cancer

AI can predict the chances of surviving oral cancer State-of-the-art AI algorithms applied to digitised images of oral cancer...
tropical disease

Sweet Success of Parasite Survival Could Also Be Its Downfall

University of York scientists are part of an international team which has discovered how a parasite responsible for spreading a serious tropical...