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Nanoparticles can be triggered to release anti-cancer microRNA using an alternating magnetic field
Researchers are pursuing ever-more sophisticated treatments to tackle lung cancer. Traditional chemotherapy can have serious side-effects throughout the body, so many new treatments are highly targeted. These methods allow controlled release directly at the tumor using selective agents that are less likely to produce off-target effects.
Forbes Senior Contributor Covers Reasons for Growing Staff Shortages at Medical Laboratories and Possible Solutions
Staff shortages are a growing challenge for medical laboratories, and now the problem has grabbed the attention of a major media outlet.
New Genetic Disease That Delays Brain Development in Children
Scientists have identified a new genetic disease, which causes some children’s brains to develop abnormally, resulting in delayed intellectual development. The majority of patients with the condition, that has yet to be named, have severe learning difficulties that affect their quality of life.
Study characterizes long-COVID symptoms in hospitalized and non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients
Scientists have provided a detailed overview on the long-term symptoms experienced by COVID-19 patients after initial primary infection with SARS-CoV-2.
German Researchers Create Non-invasive Lab-on-a-Chip Biosensor That Detects Antibiotic Levels from Breath Samples
Should the device prove effective, it could replace invasive point-of-care blood draws for clinical laboratory testing during patient drug therapy monitoring
Study uncovers a new, specific target for developing treatments for cocaine addiction
Researchers have found that blocking certain acetylcholine receptors in the lateral habenula (LHb), an area of the brain that balances reward and aversion, made it harder to resist seeking cocaine in a rat model of impulsive behavior. These findings identify a new role for these receptors that may represent a future target for the development of treatments for cocaine use disorder. There are currently no approved medications to treat cocaine use disorder.
Researchers Develop Blood Test to Predict Liver Cancer Risk
Protein levels in blood samples of patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease reveal those at highest risk.
Genomic Tumor Profiling of Pediatric Tumors Can Enhance Clinical Care
Results of a study of molecular tumor profiling in young patients revealed a high rate of genetic alterations with potential for impacting clinical care, including clarifying diagnoses and treatment with matched, precision cancer drugs.
Sask. vaccine manufacturing facility the first of its kind in Canada
The $28 million vaccine development centre lives inside VIDO's Level 3 containment facility. That distinction makes the facility the first of its kind in Canada. It is the country's largest containment facility and one of only a few in the world. It was paid for through a combined effort by the City of Saskatoon, the government of Saskatchewan and the federal government.
Researchers perform MRI scans on bearded dragons to generate first-of-its-kind brain atlas
They're not too cuddly, but bearded dragons are working their way into the hearts and homes of American families. And now, researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are ensuring that these scaly companion animals receive the same medical care as Fluffy, Stripes, and Snowball.
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