Month: March 2022

Materials, chemicals, and biologicals 316L grade stainless steel foil and mesh disks were from Goodfellow (Coraopolis, PA, USA) and EMS (Hatfield, PA, USA), respectively. Clinical grade L605 cobalt-chromium alloy stents of open cell design were mounted on 3 mm and 3.5 mm balloon catheters. Polyallylamine bisphosphonate with latent thiol groups (PABT) and branched polyethyleneimine with installed pyridyldithio
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Low-cost genetic sequencing is becoming increasingly accessible and profitable for companies, but data protection and ownership remains a key issue for many individuals. Sano Genetics is one of many firms driving precision medicine by creating a more mutually beneficial relationship between patients and pharma companies.  The falling costs of DNA sequencing are leading to serious
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Sponsored Content by TecanMar 31 2022Reviewed by Alex Smith The announcement of the In Vitro Diagnostics Regulation (IVDR) was celebrated as an essential upgrade to in vitro diagnostic (IVD) device regulations in Europe. As the countdown looms to the May 2022 deadline, now is the time for final preparations, and implementing everything that we –
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In phase 2 trials, the drug reduced ‘OFF time’ which refers to periods of the day when Parkinson’s symptoms recur despite medication Cerevance has announced positive phase 2 trial results for the company’s first-in-class, once-a-day, orally-adminstered compound treating Parkinson’s disease. The company is a private, clinical-stage drug discovery and development company, focused on central nervous
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University College Dublin spinout Kinesis Health Technologies, which has developed a range of wearable sensors to assess the physical capabilities of patients, has been bought by US company Linus Health for an undisclosed sum. The merger brings together Kinesis’ gait analysis tools with Linus’ digital brain health monitoring technologies, designed to spot diseases like Alzheimer’s
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Characterization of decellularized GI tissue-derived hydrogels To develop a 3D matrix that better recapitulates the biochemical ECM composition of native GI tissues and ultimately replaces the use of Matrigel in organoid culture, we prepared ECM-based hydrogels derived from decellularized pig stomach and small intestinal tissues (Fig. 1a). First, we optimized decellularization protocols by adjusting the type
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The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the latest of several pathogenic zoonotic coronaviruses to spread among humans, causing severe respiratory disease with long-term sequelae. A new study shows that multiple variants of this virus may coinfect the same patient, using both genomic sequencing data and computational models. Study: Both simulation and sequencing
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Report uses input from healthcare professionals to highlight training and support needs, while also warning about departures Elisevier Health’s ‘Clinician of the Future’ global report – conducted in partnership with Ipsos – reveals that doctors and nurses have called for urgent support, in areas such as skills training, especially in the effective application of technology
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A potential link between inflammation and the structure of specific regions of the brain has been identified by researchers at the University of Birmingham. The study, published today (30 March 2022) in JAMA Psychiatry, may be particularly relevant for neurodevelopmental psychiatric disorders including autism spectrum and schizophrenia. Researchers say the findings could open up a
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Identifying NobZIP77 as a transcription factor regulating N− induced TAG synthesis In the industrial oleaginous microalga N. oceanica IMET1, 125 TFs were identified via characteristic domains of plant TFs, and a global regulation network predicted links of 35 TFs to 2801 target genes11. To pinpoint key TFs on N− induced TAG synthesis, we analyzed the
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A research team led by Dr. Sang-Bok Lee and Byeongjin Park in the Department of Functional Composites at the Korea Institute of Materials Science(KIMS) succeeded in developing the world’s first ultra-thin composite film. This film does not reflect electromagnetic waves for 5G communication but absorbs more than 90% of it. The technology can solve the
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BIO-Europe Spring is one of Europe’s biggest biotech partnering events with discussion topics ranging from platform technologies and manufacturing to biotech investments. Here are some of the key take-home reports from the proceedings, published as they happen. BIO-Europe Spring 2022 is in full swing this week with a long lineup of online topic discussions. Labiotech.eu
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Bioactive metabolites extracted from natural resources serve as drugs for the treatment of various diseases. A new review article published in the Journal of Biotechnology has provided information on various nutraceutical metabolites extracted from algae. The authors also discussed the effectiveness of these bioactive metabolites to treat several diseases, including severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2
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Penn Medicine’s hospitals have been honored by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, for its dedication and commitment to LGBTQ+ inclusion. The designations for Penn Medicine’s six acute care hospitals were awarded in the 15th edition of the
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