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12 Nov 2016 - 16 Nov 2016
16 Nov 2016 - 19 Nov 2016

Lab Technologies

Medical Implant Device Reduces Alzheimer’s Pathology and Provides Passive Immunization

In landmark proof-of-concept study with mice, a cutting-edge subcutaneous-implant capsule developed for treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, successfully directed the immune system against the disease.  More...
03 Apr 2016

Genetically Engineered Maggots Could Augment Wound Healing

A new study describes how maggot debridement therapy larvae can be genetically modified to release a human growth factor that actively stimulates cell growth and wound healing.  More...
03 Apr 2016

Immune Cells Adapt Inefficiently in Patients with Uncontrolled HIV

Antibodies derived from a type of immune cell found in unusually high numbers in human immunodeficiency virus-infected individuals with chronically uncontrolled virus levels are less effective at neutralizing HIV than antibodies derived from a different type of immune cell more common in people without HIV.  More...
28 Mar 2016

Microneedle Delivery of Beta-Cells Avoids Host Immune Rejection

A novel skin patch filled with living insulin-secreting beta cells was shown to regulate glucose levels in a mouse diabetes model for up to 10 hours while avoiding adverse immune responses.  More...
28 Mar 2016

Innovative Nano-Biosensor Developed for Rapid Detection of Viruses

Scientists have invented a compact, easy-to-use biosensor for rapid, sensitive detection of flu and other viruses by utilizing the optical method of upconversion luminescence resonance energy transfer.  More...
23 Mar 2016
Image: When seeded with heart cells, the flexible polymer scaffold contracts with a regular rhythm, just like real heart tissue (Photo courtesy of Boyang Zhang, University of Toronto).

Biomedical Engineers Reveal Organ-on-Chip Device for Drug Testing and Organ Repair

A soft, biodegradable polymer was used to form a three-dimensional organ-on-chip device for growth of artificial organs that could be used for drug testing or the repair or replacement of damaged organs.  More...
21 Mar 2016

Lipidomics Method Could Bring Fast Cancer Diagnosis

The field of lipidomics has been significantly advanced by mass spectrometric analysis, but the distinction and quantitation of the unsaturated lipid isomers, however, remain a long-standing challenge.  More...
08 Mar 2016

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