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Oral delivery system could make vaccinations needle-free

Oral delivery system could make vaccinations needle-free
Patients could one day self-administer vaccines using a needleless, pill-sized technology that jet-releases a stream of vaccine inside the mouth, according to a proof-of-concept study conducted at UC Berkeley. The study did not test vaccine delivery in people, but demonstrated that the technology, called MucoJet, is capable of delivering vaccine-sized molecules to immune cells in the mouths of animals.
13th March 2017

Scaffolds covered in stem cells could prevent osteomyelitis

Scaffolds covered in stem cells could prevent osteomyelitis
Bone infections are often very difficult to treat, and with the rise of MRSA this issue has become only more challenging. A team of researchers from University of Missouri, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University, and Silpakorn University in Thailand has developed a way of making tissue scaffolds that ward off MRSA while promoting natural healing at the site of their implantation.
27th February 2017

HIV sensor helps screening in poorer places

HIV sensor helps screening in poorer places
At the Instituto de Microelectrónica de Madrid, researchers have developed a tiny, cheap, portable sensor potentially capable of detecting HIV in people within a week of infection. These days nucleic acid amplification is the clinical standard, but it’s too expensive for many places around the world. Besides preventing early detection, not being able to screen blood for HIV hampers blood donation efforts.
22nd February 2017


The world’s first app to be approved for contraception

The world’s first app to be approved for contraception
As of today, women across Europe now have a new, regulatory approved, contraception to choose from - an app. Natural Cycles, the fertility tracking app that uses a smart algorithm to help women pinpoint their fertility, has become the world’s first app to be approved specifically for contraception. Tüv Süd, one of the leading notified bodies worldwide, approved Natural Cycles as a class IIb medical device intended to be used for contraception.
9th February 2017

Smart insulin-pen cap enables dosage data tracking

Smart insulin-pen cap enables dosage data tracking
MIT spinout Common Sensing aims to solve the nation’s diabetes-management issues by going digital. The startup’s smart insulin-pen cap logs insulin intake data on an app and in the cloud, to help patients better manage their regimen. Moreover, the cap gives doctors a detailed view into patients’ insulin habits and how they affect blood-glucose levels, for more targeted care. Invented by co-founders James White ’10, SM ’12 and Richard Whalley ’10, the Gocap is now going through clinical studies to test its viability.
17th November 2016

Preventing free radicals to help ageing

Preventing free radicals to help ageing
Researchers have found out how a particularly dangerous type of free radicals is formed, and it may lead to a better understanding of ageing. Free radicals destroy our cells, all human organisms are attacked by them and over times they contribute to us ageing. Every time we breathe we bring crucial oxygen into the body. 
4th October 2016

Putting health at the top of the agenda

Putting health at the top of the agenda
Emma Segelov, Marketing Manager for MK Electric (a Honeywell company), explains the growing importance of specifying anti-bacterial devices in hospitals to prevent the growing risk of infection.
17th August 2016

Enzyme-mapping helps target neglected diseases

Enzyme-mapping helps target neglected diseases
Scientists at MIT and the University of São Paulo in Brazil have identified the structure of an enzyme that could be a good target for drugs combating three diseases common in the developing world. The enzyme, fumarate hydratase (FH) is essential for metabolic processes of parasites that are responsible for the spread of three diseases: Leishmaniases, Chagas disease, and sleeping sickness.
16th August 2016

A way to enable rapid screening of anti-cancer compounds

A way to enable rapid screening of anti-cancer compounds
A chemistry graduate student at UChicago, Di Liu devised a way to make tiny knotted and interlocked chemical structures that have been impossible for chemists to fabricate until now, and he invented a way that those knots might be used to quickly screen hundreds of chemicals for fighting cancer. Many chemicals have knots or links as part of their structure. But synthesising new substances that tie themselves in knots at the molecular scale is prodigiously difficult.
12th August 2016

Biomarkers may predict early Alzheimer's disease

University of Wisconsin-Madison Alzheimer’s researchers have identified a scientific approach that may help predict which older adults are more likely to develop cognitive symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease well before the onset of dementia. This approach – which statistically analyses a panel of biomarkers – could help identify people most likely to benefit from drugs or other interventions to slow the progress of the disease. The study was published in the August edition of the journal Brain.
2nd August 2016


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11th September 2017
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12th September 2017
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14th September 2017
India Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
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