A new study conducted at Purdue University suggests that small vibrating sensors or microelectromechanical resonators can be used to identify biological markers in small amounts of blood. This method is expected to be useful for detecting a myriad of diseases, infections, and different medical conditions in their early stages.
A new study, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, identified a substance Gdf-15, which is secreted by pancreatic cancer cells and shields cancerous cells from attack by immune cells known as macrophages.
We study mammalian cells and try to understand how these cells interact with their environment. We mainly focus on the interactions that can occur with individual ligands.
Researchers are warning that women in the last trimester of pregnancy may reduce their risk of stillbirth by falling asleep on their sides rather than their backs.
Researchers from the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) have significantly improved the efficiency, resolution, and speed of a light-sheet microscope, by using a simple mirror technique and not-so-easy computational analysis, with a wide range of applications for better imaging of embryos and live cells.
Simple test could help predict best treatment for cystic fibrosis patients
Unusual snapping turtle study enhances understanding of congenital lung abnormality
New research finds out how cinnamon may help fight against obesity
Scientists develop novel technology that uses CRISPR to map genetic mutations
Physical fitness in children linked to greater volume of gray matter in brain regions
Early adolescent drinking linked to greater risk of binge drinking during late secondary school years
What is Rh Blood Group?
Prisoner Post Traumatic Stress
Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) Treatment
Escaping the Post-Antibiotic Apocalypse
Using Bioactive Glass Scaffolding to Accelerate Vascular Regeneration
Dedicated minispec TD-NMR Analyzers for Industrial Quality Control Applications
Bioluminescence Resonance Energy Transfer (BRET)
Optogenetics is the science of using light to control the behavior of cells. It is one of the most rapidly evolving fields of applied research. Optogenetic techniques enable the control of electrically excitable cells such as muscle or nerve cells.
Chagas disease is a parasitic infection caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi. It is most often transmitted by nocturnal, blood-sucking insects called kissing bugs. When the kissing bug feeds, it defecates, and the sleeping victim unconsciously scratches the bite scene and introduces the infected feces into their blood stream.
Mental health, as with any other aspects of health, can be affected by a range of socioeconomic factors that need to be addressed through comprehensive strategies involving access to preventions, treatments and facilitating recovery as well as raising awareness.
Prof. David Alsteens
Prof. Manfred Radmacher
Cell mechanics was already of interest very early on to people who were using the AFM. The AFM was invented in 1986 and the first biological samples, both proteins and lipid molecules, were investigated around 1989 and the first time cells were investigated was around 1990.
Prof. Hermann Schillers
I run a core facility for AFM techniques, biological medical applications. My research is focussed on in the interaction of platelets and cancer cells.
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