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New technology enhances investigations of epigenomes

New technology enhances investigations of epigenomes

A new technology that will dramatically enhance investigations of epigenomes, the machinery that turns on and off genes and a very prominent field of study in diseases such as stem cell differentiation, inflammation and cancer, is reported on today in the research journal Nature Methods. [More]
New device tracks chemical messages that regulate cell growth

New device tracks chemical messages that regulate cell growth

Biomedical engineers at the University of Toronto have invented a new device that more quickly and accurately "listens in" on the chemical messages that tell our cells how to multiply. [More]
New study shows that estrogen receptors vanish in cervical cancer tumors

New study shows that estrogen receptors vanish in cervical cancer tumors

Scientists have prior evidence that the hormone estrogen is a major driver in the growth of cervical cancer, but a new study examining genetic profiles of 128 clinical cases reached a surprising conclusion: Estrogen receptors all but vanish in cervical cancer tumors. [More]
Sales of Dolomite’s Micro Droplet Systems reach record high

Sales of Dolomite’s Micro Droplet Systems reach record high

These systems are modular, scalable and easy to use, offering reliable production of identically sized droplets, particles, emulsions, double emulsions and bubbles, typically with a coefficient of variation of 1 %... [More]

Significant progress for Epigem in SYMPHONY aflatoxin research

Epigem has developed, using microfluidics, a de-fatting device which is as efficient as a centrifuge and will reduce animal tests times from hours to minutes... [More]
Research breakthrough could help develop tools to repair damaged nerve cells

Research breakthrough could help develop tools to repair damaged nerve cells

A team of researchers at the IRCM led by Frédéric Charron, PhD, in collaboration with bioengineers at McGill University, uncovered a new kind of synergy in the development of the nervous system, which explains an important mechanism required for neural circuits to form properly. [More]
Researchers develop smartphone accessory for rapid diagnosis of infectious diseases at point of care

Researchers develop smartphone accessory for rapid diagnosis of infectious diseases at point of care

A team of researchers, led by Samuel K. Sia, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia Engineering, has developed a low-cost smartphone accessory that can perform a point-of-care test that simultaneously detects three infectious disease markers from a finger prick of blood in just 15 minutes. [More]
CUMC researcher develops new 3D microscope that can help view living things at very high speeds

CUMC researcher develops new 3D microscope that can help view living things at very high speeds

Opening new doors for biomedical and neuroscience research, Elizabeth Hillman, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia Engineering and of radiology at Columbia University Medical Center, has developed a new microscope that can image living things in 3D at very high speeds. [More]
Precision NanoSystems, Arcturus Therapeutics partner to develop RNA medicines

Precision NanoSystems, Arcturus Therapeutics partner to develop RNA medicines

Precision NanoSystems, a leader in the development and application of microfluidics for the manufacture of nanomedicines; and, Arcturus Therapeutics, a leading small interfering RNA (siRNA) and messenger RNA (mRNA) drug discovery and development company, today announced a partnership for the manufacture of RNA medicines. [More]

Epigem challenges students to come up with solutions to improve quality, safety of milk

Epigem, a high-tech British micro-engineering company, has challenged 15 students from the Durham University-led SOFI CDT (Centre for Doctoral Training in Soft Matter and Functional Interfaces), to come up with solutions to prevent a dangerous carcinogen from contaminating milk. [More]
Grand Challenges Canada announces $1.2 million in grant for 11 new global health innovations

Grand Challenges Canada announces $1.2 million in grant for 11 new global health innovations

Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada, today announced $1.2 million in funding for 11 new global health innovations implemented in member states of La Francophonie. [More]
OSU engineers identify method to prepare frozen red blood cells for transfusions

OSU engineers identify method to prepare frozen red blood cells for transfusions

Engineers at Oregon State University have identified a method to rapidly prepare frozen red blood cells for transfusions, which may offer an important new way to manage the world's blood supply. [More]
NIH announces high-risk, high-reward grants for UCSF researchers

NIH announces high-risk, high-reward grants for UCSF researchers

UC San Francisco researchers received five awards announced this week by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for high-risk, high-reward scientific research projects. Their work will focus on novel approaches for diagnosing and treating diseases ranging from autoimmune and chronic inflammatory diseases, to cancer, diabetes and neurological disorders. [More]
Lung cancer can be detected much earlier using lab-on-a-chip technology

Lung cancer can be detected much earlier using lab-on-a-chip technology

Scientists have been laboring to detect cancer and a host of other diseases in people using promising new biomarkers called "exosomes." Indeed, Popular Science magazine named exosome-based cancer diagnostics one of the 20 breakthroughs that will shape the world this year. Exosomes could lead to less invasive, earlier detection of cancer, and sharply boost patients' odds of survival. [More]
UCSF researchers receive five NIH awards for high-risk scientific research projects

UCSF researchers receive five NIH awards for high-risk scientific research projects

UC San Francisco researchers received five awards announced this week by the National Institutes of Health for high-risk, high-reward scientific research projects. Their work will focus on novel approaches for diagnosing and treating diseases ranging from autoimmune and chronic inflammatory diseases, to cancer, diabetes and neurological disorders. [More]
Daktari receives NIH SBIR grant to develop point-of-care sickle cell diagnostic test

Daktari receives NIH SBIR grant to develop point-of-care sickle cell diagnostic test

Daktari Diagnostics, in collaboration with Harvard University, the Medical University of South Carolina, and the University of Zambia in Lusaka, is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research grant by the National Institute of Health for a point-of-care sickle cell diagnostic test. [More]
Prominent scientists to deliver scientific presentations at ACS meeting

Prominent scientists to deliver scientific presentations at ACS meeting

The Kavli Foundation Lecture series today features two prominent scientists: one in the booming area of ionic liquids, the other in medical materials. [More]
OSU creates new assay to test authenticity of primary drugs used to treat malaria

OSU creates new assay to test authenticity of primary drugs used to treat malaria

Chemists and students in science and engineering at Oregon State University have created a new type of chemical test, or assay, that's inexpensive, simple, and can tell whether or not one of the primary drugs being used to treat malaria is genuine - an enormous and deadly problem in the developing world. [More]
Plasmonic biosensors: A key asset in personalised medicine

Plasmonic biosensors: A key asset in personalised medicine

A new type of high-sensitivity and low-cost sensors, called plasmonic biosensors, could ultimately become a key asset in personalised medicine by helping to diagnose diseases at an early stage. [More]

Double Emulsion System released by Dolomite

Microfluidic products expert Dolomite have released their Double Emulsion System for creating micron sized emulsion droplets that contain still smaller droplets inside. It enables unrivalled reproducibility and selectivity of droplet size of both outer and inner phases with either oil-in-water-in-oil or water-in-oil-in-water droplets. The Double Emulsion System is highly beneficial to applications in the food industry, in pharmaceuticals and cosmetics that use double emulsions as delivery vehicles or encapsulation solutions for various active ingredients, or more generally in paints and coatings. [More]
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