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This RNA-based technique could make gene therapy more effective

Delivering functional genes into cells to replace mutated genes, an approach known as gene therapy, holds potential for treating many types of diseases. The earliest...
A new way to manufacture small batches of biopharmaceuticals on demand

A new way to manufacture small batches of biopharmaceuticals on demand

MIT chemical engineers have devised a new desktop machine that can be easily reconfigured to manufacture small amounts of different biopharmaceutical drugs. Biopharmaceuticals, a class...

Could nanotechnology help diagnose Alzheimer’s?

Exosomes are natural nanoscopic particles released by most cell types. They are currently the focus of research because they represent a possible tool for the...

Harvard scientists develop a golden method for faster muscle recovery

Anyone who has ever torn or injured a muscle knows that swelling, redness, and pain soon follow the injury: classic signs of inflammation. Inflammation is...

Nanoparticles show promise in therapy for triple-negative breast cancer

Researchers found by encapsulating medication use nanoparticles, treatment is more effective in triple-negative breast cancer cells Approximately 10-20 percent of diagnosed breast cancers are found...
Common weed killer may be killing bees

Common weed killer may be killing bees

The world’s most widely used weed killer may also be indirectly killing bees. New research from The University of Texas at Austin shows that honey...

Bio-inspired materials could repel liquids without coatings

Tiny nature-inspired cavities that trap air can stop liquids from sticking to surfaces without the need for coatings. An eco-friendly coating-free strategy has now been...

Blood-borne cancer detection receives gold-plated boost

Scientists will be able to detect cancer earlier from blood samples after advances were made in detecting microRNA molecules using gold-plated nanoparticles. UNSW researchers have...

Is gene editing tech CRISPR worth the risk?

The gene editing technology CRISPR has prompted both breathless predictions of medical breakthroughs and warnings of apocalypse.  Recently, HBO’s John Oliver opened a Last Week...

Genetically engineered virus spins gold into beads

The discovery could make production of some electronic components cheaper, easier, and faster The race is on to find manufacturing techniques capable of arranging molecular...

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Scientists confirm the main cause of dementia

In a recent study, researchers confirmed they discovered the main cause of dementia. The researchers suggest that the build-up of urea in the brain to...

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

For older people, weight training is more important than cardio exercise

In a recent study from Wake Forest University, researchers found that weight training is more effective than cardio for older people. It is known that...
Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study, researchers found long-term use of two antidepressants is linked to a higher risk of dementia. In addition, drugs prescribed for bladder...
Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

With the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a German-led group of astronomers have observed the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of...