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Liquid Biopsy for Monitoring Treatment Response

September 19, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

ctDNA Liquid Biopsy
Most interest in liquid biopsies has focused on less invasive disease diagnosis. This piece, however, draws attention to [MORE]

New Findings for Bioengineering Livers

August 1, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

The advantages of culturing tissue in three dimensions have been demonstrated since Alexis Carrel pioneered the hanging drop method in [MORE]

Injectable Biopolymer for Diabetes Control

July 18, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Duke University chemists have developed, at least experimentally, an extended release compound for treating Type 2 diabetes with a once [MORE]

Monitoring Blood Coagulation Continuously During Surgery

May 2, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Blood Cells
During a heart operation, surgeons need to know if the patient’s blood is coagulating too quickly—potentially causing clots. To [MORE]

A Nasal Swab to Detect Lung Cancer

April 25, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nasal Swab
For persistent smokers, their “airway field of injury” extends all the way from their bronchial epithelium to the cells [MORE]

A Blood Test for Parkinson’s Disease

April 11, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Neurofilament Staining of Human Cerebellum
When body cells die their debris ends up in blood. So, it shouldn’t come as a [MORE]

Targeting Disease-Causing RNAs in Precision Medicine

February 14, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

“With the precision of a surgeon’s scalpel, we have shown that small molecules can be designed to seek out and [MORE]

Implantable Bioscaffolds for Muscle Regeneration

September 27, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Healing Muscle Injury
Regenerative medicine research physicians have successfully implanted bioscaffolds (i.e. extracellular matrix derived from pig bladder tissue) in 13 [MORE]

E. Coli Hand-Held Biosensor

August 9, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Sensor Detects E. Coli
Foodborne illnesses strike about 48 million people in the US every year, which often results is massive [MORE]

Oncogene Protein Stimulates Optic Nerve Regeneration

July 7, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Optic Nerve
The rogue gallery of degenerative nerve diseases includes such afflictions as amyotropic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, deprivation of sight and [MORE]

Activating Liver Regeneration

May 5, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

FGF21 Effects
This piece mainly makes a case for FGF21 (fibroblast growth factor 21) accelerating liver regeneration after surgery, but this [MORE]

Diagnosing Ciliopathies

March 3, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cryo-Electron Tomography Reveals Ciliary Defect
Cilia are the nano-antennea that cells use for sensory perception. About twenty genetic ciliopathies are known [MORE]

Panoramic Endoscopy

January 13, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Endoscopy with Panoramic View
Imagine using a plastic straw, inserted through a keyhole, to see what’s behind a closed door. This [MORE]

Graphene Coated Rubber Bands as Wearable Heart Rate Sensors

November 11, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Graphene Rubber Band Sensor Monitor
Researchers at Trinity College Dublin and the University of Surry have embedded graphene into rubber bands [MORE]