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Spinal Fluid Diagnostic for ALS

August 15, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Spinal Tap
Researchers in Belgium and Germany have discovered specific biomarkers in lumbar fluid, known as phosphorylated neurofilament heavy and neurofilament [MORE]

Automating Molecular Structure Analysis

August 1, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

2D and 3D Structures
Determining the interaction between a molecule and its cellular receptor often is likened to a key and [MORE]

Using Stem Cells to Grow Inner Ear Organs

July 18, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Human Inner Ear Organoid
Stem cell-derived tissue from any organ offers a way to test therapeutic drugs. In this piece, Indiana [MORE]

Inhaled Insulin for Treating Alzheimer’s

June 20, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nasal Spray
For several years, diabetes researchers and Alzheimer’s researcher have suspected that AD may actually be a fourth kind of [MORE]

Urine Test for Ovarian Tumors

June 13, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

MIT Nanoparticles Detect Ovarian Cancer in Urine
By the best methods currently, the smallest detectable ovarian tumor has already reached 1 [MORE]

Growing Heart Cells on Spinach Leaves

May 30, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Growing Heart Cells in Spinach
“Crossing kingdoms” is the term a group of tissue culture scientists use to describe how they [MORE]

Cell Culture in “Spaghetti”

May 16, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Stem Cells Cultivated in Spaghetti Polymer
Meanwhile, about a 150 miles south of Gothenburg, tissue engineers at Lund University have shown [MORE]

3-D Printing for Complex Blood Vessel Formations

May 9, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

3D Printing Blood Vessels
“Nanoengineers have 3-D printed a lifelike, functional blood vessel network that could pave the way toward artificial [MORE]

Speeding Up Peptide Synthesis

May 2, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

MIT Peptide Synthesizer
One of the Smithsonian’s icons of molecular medicine is Bruce Merrifield’s original peptide synthesizer of 1963. By attaching [MORE]

Three-in-One Fiber Offers Options for Brain Devices

April 25, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

MIT Multifunction Fibe
With a new thin-as-a-human-hair flexible fiber, MIT engineers were able to deliver optical, electrical and chemical signaling to [MORE]

“Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot”

April 18, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Robotic Surgery
In soft tissue surgery, the tissue can deform or become covered in blood obscuring what the surgeon is doing. [MORE]

Barcoding and Tracking T-Cells in Immunotherapy

April 11, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

T-Cell (orange) in Blood
In adoptive T-cell therapy for cancer, T-cells are isolated from the patient’s blood, and then grown up [MORE]

Automated Analysis of MRI Images

April 11, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Raw Data Collected from dGEMRIC MRI Protocol
It’s not uncommon for a woman to get an MRI for breast cancer and [MORE]

Monitoring Macular Degeneration with a Contact Lens

March 28, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Detect Ultrasound with Light
Optical ultrasound detection is a new aspect of photoacoustic imaging, and comes from engineers at Northwestern University. [MORE]