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Innovation, Med Tech

New technology protects authenticity of engineered cell lines

June 6, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Advances in synthetic biology and genome editing have led to a growing industry to develop customized cell lines for medical research. These engineered cell lines, however, can be vulnerable to misidentification, cross-contamination and illegal replication. A team of University of […]


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FTC sues to block 2 hospital mergers

June 3, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

The FTC has now challenged numerous hospital deals this year following its latest action. Rhode Island’s two largest health systems abandoned plans to merge in February about a week after the FTC sued to block the deal. New Jersey’s largest […]


Innovation, Research

Research reveals secrets of baffling but all-too-common type of diabetes

June 3, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

A mysterious form of diabetes known as malnutrition-related diabetes afflicts tens of millions of people in Asian and sub-Saharan African countries. Its victims — mainly thin and impoverished adolescents and young adults — rarely live more than a year after […]


Innovation, Research

Shaping up the genome for cell division

June 3, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Our cells perform a marvel of engineering when it comes to packing information into small spaces. Every time a cell divides, it bundles up an amazing 4 metres of DNA into 46 tiny packages, each of which is only several […]


Innovation, Research

Benefit of supplements for slowing age-related macular degeneration

June 2, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

The Age-Related Eye Disease Studies (AREDS and AREDS2) established that dietary supplements can slow progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common cause of blindness in older Americans. In a new report, scientists analyzed 10 years of AREDS2 data. […]


Innovation, Research

Researchers identify novel cellular process that help us understand the mechanisms of aging-related diseases

May 31, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

The study of autophagy — the recycling and repair process within cells — has huge potential to aid in fighting the ageing process, bacterial and viral infections and diseases including cancer, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. A team of researchers led by […]


Innovation, Research

T cell warriors need their R & R

May 27, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

T cells, biology textbooks teach us, are the soldiers of the immune system, constantly on the ready to respond to a variety of threats, from viruses to tumors. However, without rest and maintenance T cells can die and leave their […]


Innovation, Research

Professional ‘guilds’ of bacteria gave rise to the modern microbiome

May 26, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Even the smallest marine invertebrates — some barely larger than single-celled protists — are home to distinct and diverse microbial communities, or microbiomes, according to new research from University of British Columbia (UBC) biologists. The study underscores that a vast […]


Innovation, Research

New light shed on cell membranes

May 26, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Research from the lab of Matthew Lew at Washington University in St. Louis offers entirely new ways to see the very small. The research — two papers by PhD students at the McKelvey School of Engineering — was published in […]


Innovation, Research

New combined therapy helps extend lives of men with prostate cancer

May 26, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Practice-changing research from Cedars-Sinai Cancer shows that a combination of androgen deprivation therapy — a commonly used hormone injection — plus pelvic lymph node radiation, kept nearly 90% of clinical trial patients’ prostate cancer at bay for five years. The […]


Innovation, Research

Discovery offers starting point for better gene-editing tools

May 26, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

CRISPR has ushered in the era of genomic medicine. A line of powerful tools has been developed from the popular CRISPR-Cas9 to cure genetic diseases. However, there is a last-mile problem — these tools need to be effectively delivered into […]


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Artificial cilia could someday power diagnostic devices

May 25, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Cilia are the body’s diligent ushers. These microscopic hairs, which move fluid by rhythmic beating, are responsible for pushing cerebrospinal fluid in your brain, clearing the phlegm and dirt from your lungs, and keeping other organs and tissues clean. A […]


Innovation, Research

Secrets of thymus formation revealed

May 25, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Scientists have identified processes that control the development and composition of thymic tissue throughout life. Specifically, they were able to show that a certain growth factor can maintain progenitor cells even in the aging thymus and thus counteract the age-related […]


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Human or seal? Who has the best underwater hearing?

May 24, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Millions of years ago, all mammals lived on land, but at some point, several species left land and evolved to a life in the sea: think of seals and whales, which today are adapted to life underwater. The rest who […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Medical Devices industry deals total $4.29bn globally in April 2022

May 24, 2022

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Total Medical devices industry deals worth $4.29bn were announced globally for April 2022, with the ArchiMed $1.2bn private equity deal with Natus Medical being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database. The value marked an increase of 39.3% […]