Regenerative medicine

Sugar-coated nanomaterial excels at promoting bone growth

There hasn't been a gold standard for how orthopedic spine surgeons promote new bone growth in patients, but now Northwestern University...

CRISPR-Cpf1

Firefly gene illuminates ability to edit human genome

Scientists on the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have improved a state-of-the-art gene-editing technology to...

Sugar processing

Researchers find cellular sweet spot in skin-cancer battle

A team of researchers has pinpointed a sugar modification in cells that spurs the spread of skin cancer. Its findings spotlight a target in...

Mass spectometry

Strategies to advance cancer biomarkers

Cancer biomarker testing represents an important element of the clinical biochemistry service, yet progress in this area in the last two...

Bacterial distribution

Dangerous travel companions

Trips around the globe, healthcare tourism, migration; we are mobile – and so are bacteria. Particularly dreaded are multi-drug resistant...

DNA manipulation

Chaos in cancer cells: Mysterious gene transcripts after therapy

Drugs that are used in cancer therapy to erase epigenetic alterations in cancer cells simultaneously promote the production of countless...

Bioengineering

Human heart tissue grown from stem cells improves drug testing

Researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of A*STAR have engineered a three-dimensional heart tissue from...

Dangerous journey

Cosmic rays increase cancer risks for Mars astronauts

The cancer risk for a human mission to Mars has effectively doubled following a UNLV study predicting a dramatic increase in the disease...

Purification system

Merck advances lab water purification technology with Milli-Q IQ 7000 system

The new Milli-Q IQ 7000 ultrapure water system is designed to make work in the lab easier and more efficient than ever. Its ergonomic...

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Cancer development

Tumor induction from a distance

Current view is that cancer development is initiated from cells that acquire initial DNA mutations. These in turn provoke additional...

News

How does the body process pain? Study sheds new light

Currently available pain medications have limited efficacy and numerous side effects. New research, however, provides deeper insights into...

Under the skin

Handheld scanner reveals vascularization in psoriasis patients

A newly developed tissue scanner allows looking under the skin of psoriasis patients. This provides clinically relevant information, such...