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A New Antibiotic Can Kill Even Drug-Resistant Bacteria
A brand-new antibiotic that was developed at The Rockefeller University using computational models of bacterial gene products appears to kill even bacteria that are resistant to other antibiotics.
Creating a Microrobot to One Day Tackle Cancer
In this interview, Birgül Akolpoglu speaks about her latest research into microrobotics and how these biohybrid microrobots could one day be used to tackle cancer.
Genetic Testing May Benefit Patients with Depression
A new U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs study found that pharmacogenomic testing can help providers avoid prescribing antidepressant medications that may have undesirable outcomes. Pharmacogenomics is the study of how genes affect the body’s response to drugs.
Genetic variations in one serotonin receptor could be the reason behind psychedelic treatment disparity
UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Bryan Roth, MD, PhD, the Michael Hooker Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology, report that one reason for treatment disparity could be common genetic variations in one serotonin receptor
A first of its kind collection device for small volume blood collection.
Rhinostics introduces another breakthrough in automated sample collection technologies with the launch of the patent-pending VERIstictm Collection Device focused on small volume blood collection.
Scientists in Italy Sequence DNA of Man Who Died in Mount Vesuvius Eruption at Pompeii in 79 AD
It’s the latest example of how genetic technologies have advanced to the point where DNA can be extracted and sequenced from human remains that are thousands of years old, often generating new insights that can benefit clinical laboratory testing.
Why Staph Vaccines Don’t Work in Humans
For more than a century, scientists have searched for an effective vaccine, including at least 15 successful preclinical studies using animal models in the past 30 years. In all of the subsequent human trials, however, these vaccine candidates failed.
Damaging effects of blue light exposure may worsen with age
The damaging effects of daily, lifelong exposure to the blue light emanating from phones, computers and household fixtures worsen as a person ages, new research by Oregon State University suggests.
Improving red blood cell usage at an academic medical center
Blood utilization has become a more focused effort over the last decade. Accrediting bodies have asked hospitals and health systems to actively monitor overutilization of patient therapies, with one of the top five most commonly overutilized therapies being blood transfusions.
New Biomarker Speeds Identification of Lung Disease
A new diagnostic method could help identify one of the deadliest types of interstitial lung disease (ILD) sooner, allowing for faster treatment and improved patient outcomes
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