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‘Heart-on-a-chip’ process aims to speed up drug testing

‘Heart-on-a-chip’ process aims to speed up drug testing
  Testing new clinical drugs’ effect on heart tissue could become quicker and more straightforward, thanks to new research from Harvard University. The study, published in the journal Biofabrication, sets out a new, faster method for manufacturing a ‘heart-on-a-chip’, which can be used to test the reaction of heart tissue to external stimuli.
17th January 2018

Fluorescent biosensors light up metabolic engineering

Synthetic biologists are learning to turn microbes and unicellular organisms into highly productive factories by re-engineering their metabolism to produce valued commodities such as fine chemicals, therapeutics and biofuels.
17th February 2016

Artificial pancreas trials to begin in the U.S.

Artificial pancreas trials to begin in the U.S.
In the U.S. alone, 1.25 million Americans suffer from type 1 diabetes, a potentially debilitating and life-changing condition. Every year, more and more people are diagnosed, and the only common treatment is regular insulin injections. A research team hoping to revolutionise diabetes treatment has developed an artificial pancreas that automatically detects changing blood sugar levels and administers insulin automatically, as announced by Harvard University.
12th January 2016

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