Keeping you up to date on recent developments in oncology, including: Hydrogen plus gemcitabine may prove efficacious in treatment of bladder cancer; Tumor types have distinct microbiomes; Kinase helps prepare pre-metastatic niche; EZH2 has dual role; Sulfur-for-oxygen switch enables photosensitizers for cancer therapy.
In emergency situations, broad-spectrum antibiotics have their place. But their indiscriminate use has led to a resistance crisis that already kills tens of thousands of people annually in the U.S. alone.
Investigators are working to develop electrogenetic devices that use remote-controlled electrical stimulation to elicit specific behaviors in engineered cells. They are following in the footsteps of optogenetics, which use specific wavelengths of light to control cell function remotely. A new study published in Science used such a device paired with encapsulated, engineered human pancreatic beta cells to express enough insulin to restore normal glycemic levels in mice models of diabetes.
LONDON – A vast new body of genomics research has identified thousands of rare genetic variants that are predicted to cause loss of function in protein coding genes, providing novel in vivo models of human gene inactivation.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in neurology, including: Vagus nerve research improves stimulation for chronic pain; Restoring nerve-muscle communication in ALS; Biomarkers may help us understand recovery time after concussion; Study: MS risk 29% higher for people living in urban areas.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in diagnostics, including: Double-contrast probe detects tiny tumors on MRI, Identifying risk of ischemic stroke, T cell aging induces broader senescence, ALK is a candidate thinness gene.