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Category: Innovation


Biomarker, Innovation

Plug-and-play test for keeping track of immunity to Sars-CoV-2 variants

July 1, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

The experts agree — the pandemic is not over. Infections are ticking up again, fueled by the new variants our immune systems are ill prepared for. That’s according to a study by Canadian and US researchers who found that the […]


Innovation, Research

Protecting the brain from dementia-inducing abnormal protein aggregates

July 1, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s are defined by pathogenic accumulation of toxic proteins in the brain. Now, however, scientists from the National Institutes for Quantum Science and Technology have established that the p62 protein, which is involved in cellular […]


Innovation, Research

New method boosts the study of regulation of gene activity

July 1, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

One way cells can control the activities of their genes is by adding small chemical modifications to the DNA that determine which genes are turned on or off. Methyl groups are one of these chemical modifications or tags. Researchers have […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Dissolving implantable device relieves pain without drugs

June 30, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

A Northwestern University-led team of researchers has developed a small, soft, flexible implant that relieves pain on demand and without the use of drugs. The first-of-its-kind device could provide a much-needed alternative to opioids and other highly addictive medications. The […]


Innovation, Research

Scientists engineer synthetic DNA to study ‘architect’ genes

June 30, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Researchers at New York University have created artificial Hox genes — which plan and direct where cells go to develop tissues or organs — using new synthetic DNA technology and genomic engineering in stem cells. Their findings, published in Science, […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Researchers discover new leukemia-killing compounds

June 30, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Researchers from Rice University and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered potential new drugs that work in concert with other drugs to deliver a deadly one-two punch to leukemia. The potential drugs are still years away […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

US medical devices industry sees a drop of 33.03% in deal activity in May 2022

June 30, 2022

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

US medical devices industry saw a drop of 33.03% in overall deal activity during May 2022, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by ConMed’s $255m acquisition of In2Bones Global, according to GlobalData’s deals database. A total of 73 […]


Innovation, Research

New clues on unsolved genetic diseases in children

June 29, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

The development of an embryo is a well-orchestrated string of processes, ensuring correct formation and positioning of vital organs of the growing organism. At the molecular level, these processes are controlled in a precise manner by switching on or off […]


Innovation, Research

Immune cells anchored in tissues offer unique defenses against pathogens and cancers

June 29, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Researchers have gained ground in understanding unique immune cells equipped to remember the identities of malicious invaders. The researchers developed a new atlas that describes tissue-resident memory T cells in diverse tissue settings, boosting the prospects of the development of […]


Biomarker, Innovation, Research

Study finds women have more brain changes after menopause

June 29, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Women who have gone through menopause may have more of a brain biomarker called white matter hyperintensities than premenopausal women or men of the same age, according to a new study published in the June 29, 2022, online issue of […]


Innovation, Research

Highly effective memory B cells localized in the lungs

June 28, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

How can we increase the efficacy of vaccines used to protect against viral respiratory diseases such as influenza and COVID-19? Scientists from Inserm, CNRS and Aix-Marseille Université at the Center of Immunology Marseille-Luminy are opening up new prospects in the […]


Innovation, Research

Role identified for key gene in developmental disability syndrome

June 28, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

A single gene that was previously found to be the driving force in a rare syndrome linked to epilepsy, autism and developmental disability has been identified as a linchpin in the formation of healthy neurons. Duke researchers say the gene, […]


Innovation, Research

Many pain medications can be used for spine-related pain in older adults

June 28, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Spine-related pain is increasingly common in older adults. While medications play an important role in pain management, their use has limitations in geriatric patients due to reduced liver and kidney function, comorbid medical problems and polypharmacy (the simultaneous use of […]


Innovation, Research

COVID-19 Omicron variant leads to less severe disease in mice, study finds

June 27, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Georgia State University researchers have found that the Alpha, Beta and Delta variants of SARS-CoV-2 were substantially more fatal in mouse models than the original strain of the virus that causes COVID-19. However, they also found that the Omicron variant, […]


Innovation, Research

New approach to treatment of deadly kidney cancer

June 27, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have linked resistance to treatment for a deadly form of kidney cancer to low mitochondrial content in the cell. When the researchers increased the mitochondrial content with an inhibitor, the cancer cells responded to […]