NEWS & EVENTS
Using light-emitting nanoparticles, scientists have invented a highly effective method to detect tiny tumors and track their spread, potentially leading to earlier cancer detection and more precise treatment. The technology could improve patient cure rates and survival times. Read more at Medical NewsToday.
Engineers and nutritionists have created a swift solution for a challenging global health problem: a low-cost, rapid test to detect iron and vitamin A deficiencies at the point of care. Read more from Cornell University.
Engineers have developed a smartphone case and app that could make it easier for patients to record and track their blood glucose readings, whether they're at home or on the go. Read more at the UC San Diego News Center.
A stem cell-derived in vitro model displays key small intestine characteristics including innate immune responses, according to a new study. Read more at Science Newsline.
A newly developed microscope is providing scientists with a greatly enhanced tool to study how neurological disorders such as epilepsy and Alzheimer's disease affect neuron communication. Read more from the Optical Society.
A novel technology enables the modeling of human liver transplantation in an experimental setting. Read more at Phys.Org.
A new method for delivering chemotherapy nanodrugs has been created that increases the drugs' bioavailability and reduces side-effects. Their study shows that administering an FDA-approved nutrition source prior to chemotherapy can reduce the amount of the toxic drugs that settle in the spleen, liver and kidneys. Read more from Carnegie Melon University.
The small but growing do-it-yourself (DIY) microscopy community has flourished as researchers strive to overcome the limitations of current microscopic technology. Numerous researchers, including US National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute cell biologist Clare Waterman, who is known for using new camera technology to develop a technique called fluorescent speckle microscopy4. Biophysicist Hari Shroff of the US National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering Section on High Resolution Optical Imaging has contributed to free microscope configuration resources for use by fellow scientists. Read more in Nature.