Glowing protein allows deeper looks at living tissues
December 7, 2022 -- Duke University and Albert Einstein College of Medicine researchers have designed a small fluorescent protein that absorbs and emits wavelengths of near-infrared light that penetrate deep into living tissue. Their technique, outlined December 1 in the journal Nature Methods, captures detailed high-resolution biomedical images. Read More
Scientists create lab-grown 3D organoid for gastroesophageal junction cancer
December 2, 2022 -- Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have created a laboratory-grown 3D organoid model that is derived from human tissue to advance the understanding of how early stages of cancer develop at the gastroesophageal junction -- the point where the digestive system's food tube meets the stomach. Read More
Novel remote automation method for growing cerebral organoids
December 1, 2022 -- Researchers from University of California, Santa Cruz have developed a new automated, internet-connected microfluidics system that grows cerebral organoids. The process could lead to more effective pharmaceutical drugs that treat brain diseases. Read More
Researchers discover way to create cartilage cells
December 1, 2022 -- Forsyth Institute researchers have discovered two breakthrough mechanisms that could generate cartilage cells, which have regenerative medicine implications for cartilage injuries and degeneration treatments. Read More
Rogue killer T cells contribute to autoimmunity: study
November 29, 2022 -- Scientists from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research have found new insight into the role that killer T cells play in leukemia and autoimmune disease. They contend that their findings could be helpful in narrowing down pathways to target these cells for future treatments. Read More
Scientists offer way to overcome barriers to nucleic acid delivery
November 23, 2022 -- Scientists from Australia's Monash University have suggested ways of overcoming the challenges in delivering nucleic acid therapeutics, including engineering smart, responsive, and targeted nanoparticle delivery systems. Read More
Research has potential to better engineer organoid models
November 22, 2022 -- An international team of researchers has revealed links between the connectivity of three-dimensional tissue structures and the emergence of their architecture. Their findings may help the organoid community better characterize and engineer the self-organizing tissues that mimic human organs. Read More
Signal detection enables clear imaging of human cells
November 21, 2022 -- Beckman Institute researchers have developed an innovative method to clearly visualize the structure and chemical composition of a human cell. Read More
CHOP researchers discover why C. difficile is so difficult
November 17, 2022 -- An antibiotic-resistant, opportunistic pathogen works with Clostridioides difficile to reshape and enhance the metabolic environment in the gut so that C. difficile can thrive, according to a study from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Read More
Nerve cell discovery may improve neurodegenerative disease treatments
November 16, 2022 -- Researchers at King’s College London and the University of Bath have made a nerve cell discovery that may improve treatment options for patients with neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s. Read More
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