Researchers use quantum dots to decipher design features for new therapies aimed at MS
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  June 15, 2017  
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 Researchers use quantum dots to decipher design features for new therapies aimed at MSResearchers use quantum dots to decipher design features for new therapies aimed at MS
 
Researchers in the University of Maryland Fischell Department of Bioengineering (BIOE) Jewell Laboratory are using quantum dots - tiny semiconductor particles commonly used in nanotechnology - to decipher the features needed to design specific and effective therapies for multiple sclerosis (MS) and other autoimmune diseases.
 
 
 Studies offer hope for developing new biomarker and drug for neurodegenerative diseasesStudies offer hope for developing new biomarker and drug for neurodegenerative diseases
 
Two new studies of progressive, neurodegenerative diseases linked to defects in cells' mitochondria offer hope for developing a new biomarker for research and diagnostics, and a drug for treating such diseases, report researchers at the University of California, Davis.
 
   New protocol offers faster and more effective way to obtain astrocytes from stem cellsNew protocol offers faster and more effective way to obtain astrocytes from stem cells
 
Neurons have long enjoyed the spotlight in neuroscience--and for good reason: they are incredibly important cellular actors. But, increasingly, star-shaped support cells called astrocytes are being seen as more than bit players in the brain's rich pageant.
 
 Long waits and long odds for those who need social security disability
 
Long waits and long odds for those who need social security disabilityBy the time Stephenie Hashmi was in her mid-20s, she had achieved a lifelong dream — she was the charge nurse of one of Kansas City’s largest intensive care units. But even as she cared for patients, she realized that something was off with her own health.