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Topic of the Month September: Wearables

Wearable devices measure bodily functions and help their user to live a healthier life. Until now, they are mainly aimed at fitness enthusiasts and sportspeople. There are no purely medical uses yet. Learn in our current Topic of the Month how this could change. Read our Topic of the Month

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Which blood thinner works better during stent placement?

01/09/2015 - A large, ambitious contrast of blood-thinning medications used during cardiac stent placement suggests that a very expensive drug offers no clear safety benefits over a much more affordable option, according to a prominent North Shore-LIJ researcher and cardiologist. read more

Gene regulating severity of tissue damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis identified

31/08/2015 - Scientists have identified a new protein (C5orf30) which regulates the severity of tissue damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation, pain, stiffness and damage to the joints of the feet, hips, knees, and hands. read more

DNA 'clews' to shuttle CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool into cells

31/08/2015 - Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have for the first time created and used a nanoscale vehicle made of DNA to deliver a CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool into cells in both cell culture and an animal model. read more

Robotically steered flexible needles navigate in tissue

28/08/2015 - Robotically steering flexible needles can reach their intended target in tissue with sub-millimetre level accuracy. This has been demonstrated by the doctoral research of Momen Abayazid, who is affiliated with the research institute MIRA of the University of Twente. read more

Gut feeling restored by growth outside the body

27/08/2015 - University of Manchester scientists have bridged a gap between two separate pieces of small intestine kept alive outside the body, in an advance which could have implications for surgery in human adults and babies. read more

How newts can help osteoarthritis patients

26/08/2015 - Scientists at the University of York have taken a leaf out of nature's book in an attempt to develop effective stem cell treatment for osteoarthritis, a condition which affects millions of people in the UK alone. read more

Chestnut leaf extract disarms deadly staph bacteria

25/08/2015 - Leaves of the European chestnut tree contain ingredients with the power to disarm dangerous staph bacteria without boosting its drug resistance, scientists have found. read more

Potential biomarker for pre-diabetes discovered

24/08/2015 - Researchers from Virginia Tech made the connection by analyzing blood samples taken from 40 participants enrolled in the diaBEAT-it program, a long-term study run by the Fralin Translational Obesity Research Center. read more

Trojan horse: paradigm shift in multidrug resistance

21/08/2015 - Bacteria are pretty wily creatures. Take for example, an organism such as Salmonella, which which are killed by antibiotics in lab tests, but can become highly resistant in the body. A researcher discovered an unexpected resistance mechanism in pathogenic bacteria that may warrant changes in the way antibiotics are developed, tested and prescribed. read more

Divide and rule: a tumor's strategy

20/08/2015 - Researchers supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation have discovered how aggressive cells can invade healthy tissue during the earliest stage of tumor development. This opens up new ways of attacking cancer at its root. read more

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