Saturday, October 19, 2019

Myelin repair factors

In demyelinating diseases such as multiple sclerosis, damage to the myelin sheath that covers nerve axons is the main cause of neurological disabilities. The...
nuclear medicine

Akabani advances interdisciplinary research in nuclear medicine through small animal imaging 

The Texas A&M Institute for Preclinical Studies (TIPS) and the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University, under the direction of associate professor...
Natural enzymes

Biotech boon: Natural enzymes on an unnatural path

Rice engineers unveil ultra-efficient method for making high-value chemicals 

Biosensors in the pharmaceutical industry

A Nobel prizewinning idea bears entrepreneurial fruit: an ETH Pioneer Fellow is applying knowledge about G-protein-coupled receptors to market a novel process for testing drugs.
spinal cord injuries

New hope for spinal cord injuries

Stem cells have been used successfully, for the first time, to promote regeneration after injury to a specialized band of nerve fibres that are important for motor function.

Electrodes printed on flexible substrate can be applied to skin

Brazilian researchers have contributed to the development of a new technique that enables an array of electrodes consisting of gold nanoparticles to be inkjet...
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Watercress Extract Detoxifies Carcinogens in Smokers, Clinical Trial Demonstrates

Watercress extract taken multiple times a day significantly inhibits the activation of a tobacco-derived carcinogen in cigarette smokers, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer...
neural therapeutic implants

Positive diagnosis for neural therapeutic implants

Ensuring implanted therapeutic devices are compatible with diagnostic systems will improve neurological healthcare and create new market potential.

Microfluidic probe for personalized healthcare

The sequencing of the entire human genome back in the early 2000s is considered one of the most important scientific breakthrough enabling data-driven medicine. It...

Nanoparticle Acts Like Trojan Horse To Halt Asthma

New technology also can be used to turn off peanut and other food allergies

TriFusion Devices from Texas A&M wins 2016 Rice Business Plan Competition

Nearly $1.7 million awarded at world’s richest, largest student startup competition

Link between cholesterol and vitamin D production identified

UNSW scientists have identified a molecular switch in the body that regulates production of two substances vital to human health – cholesterol and vitamin...
air pollution

Atomically-thin sensor detects harmful air pollution in the home

Scientists from Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) at the University of Southampton, in partnership with the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), have developed...

Bacteria ‘pregnancy test’ may detect deadly worms

Scientists from Imperial have created a new test that could instantly detect the presence of the parasite schistosoma in a water supply. The test uses...

A single enzyme with the power of three could offer shortcut to therapeutic target

Researchers identified a single enzyme doing the work of a trio thought necessary to control a common cellular signaling process being pursued as a...

Rice University theorists model complex interactions that allow for long-term memory 

Thank the little “muscles” in your neurons for allowing you to remember where you live, what your friends and family look like and a...
chronic pain

Personalized treatment for chronic pain closer to reality

Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine and the VA Connecticut Healthcare System have successfully tailored a personalized treatment approach for chronic pain in...

New HPV vaccine could curb cervical cancers and health costs if adopted widely

A Yale-led study finds that a new vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV) would significantly reduce both cervical cancer incidence and healthcare costs if states...
artificial muscle

Stanford researchers create super stretchy, self-healing material that could lead to artificial muscle

Researchers show how jolting this material with an electrical field causes it to twitch or pulse in a muscle-like fashion. This polymer can also stretch to 100 times its original length, and even repair itself if punctured.

Brain caught ‘filing’ memories during rest

Memories formed in one part of the brain are replayed and transferred to a different area of the brain during rest, according to a...