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Transplantation Medicine: Rapid Test Checks the Immune System

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[01/08/2013] Patients often wait years for an organ transplant. Even when they finally receive an organ, it is still not certain whether it is going to be rejected by the patient’s own immune system or becomes threatened by infection.Transplantation Medicine: Rapid Test Checks the Immune System - Read more

Laser: Precise Printing of Biomaterials

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Photo: LIFT method [31/07/2013] At the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, an interdisciplinary team of researchers is working on a method for transferring biomaterials and on innovative systems technology.Laser: Precise Printing of Biomaterials - Read more

Hydrogel: A New Approach for Studying Brain Cancer

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Photo: Cancer cells [25/07/2013] A team of engineers has developed a three-dimensional hydrogel that closely mimics conditions in the brain. The new approach allows the researchers to selectively tune the malignancy of brain cancer cells they study.Hydrogel: A New Approach for Studying Brain Cancer - Read more

Diabetes: Interspecies Transplant of Islet Cells

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Photo: Mouse [16/07/2013] In the first step toward animal-to-human transplants of insulin-producing cells for people with type 1 diabetes, Northwestern Medicine scientists have successfully transplanted islet cells from one species to another. Diabetes: Interspecies Transplant of Islet Cells - Read more

Genomics: Rapidly Identifying Specific Strains of Illness

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Photo: Genomics [12/07/2013] Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and George Washington University (GWU) have developed a method to rapidly identify pathogenic species and strains causing illnesses, such as pneumonia.Genomics: Rapidly Identifying Specific Strains of Illness - Read more

Malaria: New Approach Does Not Work Everywhere

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Photo: Blood test [01/07/2013] Researchers at the Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) conclude that a new approach to test for Malaria is unreliable and that the costs outweigh the benefits in areas where the disease is highly endemic.Malaria: New Approach Does Not Work Everywhere - Read more

Breast Cancer: Device Aims to Prevent Repeated Surgery

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Photo: The Device [27/06/2013] To reduce the need for subsequent surgeries after removal of a breast tumor, Johns Hopkins graduate students have designed a device to allow pathologists to quickly inspect excised breast tissue within 20 minutes. Breast Cancer: Device Aims to Prevent Repeated Surgery - Read more

Microarray: New Technique Increased Growth of Microbes

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Photo: Microbes [25/06/2013] A new palm-sized microarray that holds 1,200 individual cultures of fungi or bacteria could enable faster, more efficient drug discovery, according to a study.Microarray: New Technique Increased Growth of Microbes - Read more

Matrix: Cells Control Neuronal Connections

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Photo: Neuron in the net [07/05/2013] Environment moulds behaviour - and not just that of people in society, but also at the microscopic level. This is because, for their function, neurons are dependent on the cell environment, the so-termed extracellular matrix. Matrix: Cells Control Neuronal Connections - Read more

Molecular Forces: Key to Proper Cell Division

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Photo: Chromokinesin [22/01/2013] Studies led by cell biologist Thomas Maresca at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are revealing new details about a molecular surveillance system that helps detect and correct errors in cell division that can lead to cell death or human diseases.Molecular Forces: Key to Proper Cell Division - Read more