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New method revolutionizes cancer diagnosis
A German-Danish team led by Prof. Matthias Mann has developed a ground-breaking technology called 'Deep Visual Proteomics'. This method provides researchers and clinicians with a protein read-out to understand cancer at single cell-type resolution. The technology was published in the journal Nature Biotechnology and demonstrates its potential in a first application to cancer cells.
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Brain scanners: Hope for treating cognitive symptoms in Parkinson’s
Ultra-powerful 7T MRI scanners could be used to help identify those patients with Parkinson’s disease and similar conditions most likely to benefit from new treatments for previously-untreatable symptoms, say scientists.
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Cervix: Research progress thanks to mini organs
Life-like organ replicas - so-called 3D organoids - are a good way to research disease processes. A team from the University of Würzburg has now presented a kind of blueprint for such a model of the cervix.
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New method melds data to make a 3-D map of cells’ activities
HZI researchers develop molecular probes to detect pathogens in clinical samples.
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A bright spot for microbiological diagnostics
HZI researchers develop molecular probes to detect pathogens in clinical samples.
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Process chains for isolation and analysis: from single cells to organoids
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT are working on new tools for the preparation and analysis of single cells and cell assemblies. The team developed the "Liftoscope", a system for cell sorting for subsequent cultivation that can analyze and transfer biomaterials precisely and in a way that is gentle on cells.
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New computational tool to interpret clinical significance of cancer mutations
The software, called CancerVar, standardizes procedures to help researchers assess the clinical impacts of over 13 million somatic cancer mutations.
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Fagron acquires majority share of Fraunhofer IPMS' spin-off HiperScan
Fagron, a leading global company active in pharmaceutical compounding, announced on April 14th the acquisition of HiperScan, the German market leader for reliable raw material identification in pharmacies. HiperScan is a spin-off of Fraunhofer IPMS and the German market leader for reliable and secure identification of starting materials in pharmacies.
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Plug-and-play organ-on-a-chip can be customized to the patient
Major advance from Columbia Engineering team demonstrates first multi-organ chip made of engineered human tissues linked by vascular flow for improved modeling of systemic diseases like cancer
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A sharper image for proteins
To fully understand proteins and their myriad functions, researchers have developed sophisticated means to see and study them using advanced microscopy, enhanced light detection, imaging software and the integration of advanced hardware systems. A new study from Arizona State University describes a new technique that promises to revolutionize the imaging of proteins and other vital biomolecules.
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Subgroups of glioblastoma associated with disease prognosis
Researchers have detected different subgroups of the brain tumour form glioblastoma, where the cancer cells’ properties depend on which cell type they originate from. The used analysis method could also separate glioblastoma patients with significant differences in survival. The findings open up for identifying specific therapeutic targets for the new subgroups of glioblastoma.
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Leukaemia: Previously unknown risk factors in adulthood
New research from the Clinical Research Unit "CATCH ALL" at Kiel University and UKSH identifies genetic causes for treatment resistance in BCP-ALL.
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Lipidomics provides new biomarkers for cardiovascular disease and Type 2 Diabetes
Using lipidomics, a modern analytical method, the team led by Dr. Fabian Eichelmann from DIfE and DZD identified those lipids that are statistically associated with cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
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Diagnostics: successful spin-off from the University of Bonn and LSI
The British company APIS Assay Technologies Ltd has acquired the University of Bonn's spin-off project Clickmer Systems, which was further developed at the Life Science Inkubator (LSI), for a single-digit million euro sum. The startup is developing clickmers as a synthetic alternative to antibodies that can be utilized in research and medical diagnostics.
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Rare diseases: rapid diagnosis instead of a long odyssey
Can the treatment of seriously ill children with rare diseases be improved by rapid genetic diagnosis? This question is being investigated by a team from Pediatrics and Human Genetics at Hannover Medical School (MHH) in the "Baby Lion" study. The focus is on decoding the genome, i.e. the entire genetic information of a human being, in just a few days.
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Technology transfer award for PCR rapid test device for infection diagnostics
Spindiag GmbH, together with the University of Freiburg and the Hahn-Schickard-Gesellschaft für angewandte Forschung e.V., was awarded the Technology Transfer Prize 2020 from the German Physical Society (DPG) on April 09, 2022 for the development of the PCR-based rapid test system Rhonda.
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World Laboratory Day 2022: Celebrate your lab!
Drugs, vaccines, pathogen vulnerabilities, information about genetics and genetic material - the cornerstones of modern medicine are laid in research laboratories. And without efficient laboratory diagnostics, we would not be able to detect and treat a wide range of diseases. Two reasons to celebrate laboratories and the people who work there.
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How do fungal infections spread in the human lung?
A chip model allows us to observe growth in the tissue.
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Want to 3D print a kidney? Start by thinking small
Stevens computational model aims to accelerate microfluidic bio-printing that opens up a pathway for 3D printing any kind of organ at any time.
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HFSP funding to study synaptic lipid signatures
The astonishing capacity of the brain to process and store information crucially relies on properly functioning synapses. They provide the connecting entities within neural circuits and their properties define circuit function.
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UGA team develops faster, cheaper COVID tests
University of Georgia nanotechnology research group entered the race to develop a rapid test for COVID-19 in August 2020, running experiments on a new sensor for an American manufacturing company.
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Highly accurate, 30-second coronavirus test
Researchers at the University of Florida, however, have helped developed a COVID-19 testing device that can detect coronavirus infection in as little as 30 seconds as sensitively and accurately as a PCR, or polymerase chain reaction test, the gold standard of testing.
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Dengue detection smartphone tech shows new hope for low-cost diagnostics
Accurate home testing could be used for a wider range of illnesses, as new research shows the capability of smartphone-powered tests for Dengue Fever.
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Revolutionary tool will meet future pandemics with accelerated response
A new tool speeds up development of vaccines and other pharmaceutical products by more than one million times while minimizing costs.
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Immune system 'sentinel' cells key to immunotherapy
The presence of dendritic cells, so-called 'sentinel' immune cells, is vital to maintain and regulate the balance of the body's immune response. Researchers have discovered an essential role of these cells in the treatment of cancer and severe viral infections.
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