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Microfluidic device tests electric fields on cancer cells

Microfluidic device tests electric fields on cancer cells
Researchers at MIT's research centre in Singapore have developed a microfluidic device that tests the effects of electric fields on cancer cells. They observed that a range of low-intensity, middle-frequency electric fields effectively stopped breast and lung cancer cells from growing and spreading, while having no adverse effect on neighboring healthy cells. The device is designed to help scientists narrow in on safe ranges of electric fields to noninvasively treat breast, lung, and other forms of cancer.
6th July 2016

Cadherin-11 helps scientists understand how tumour cells migrate

Cadherin-11 helps scientists understand how tumour cells migrate
  Cadherins are part of the protein family of adhesion molecules. Just like mortar between the bricks in a wall, they ensure that cells stay together, preventing them from breaking away and migrating from a group of cells. 
6th July 2016

NASA technology implemented in breast cancer research

NASA technology implemented in breast cancer research
Getting spacecraft ready for launch may have more to do with medical research than you think. For a study on microbes that may be associated with a history of breast cancer, researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, employed the same sequencing and analysis methods used for examining bacteria in spacecraft assembly rooms. Those techniques were designed for planetary protection—ensuring that NASA spacecraft do not contaminate other worlds.
27th June 2016


Cryogel model to further prostate cancer research

Cryogel model to further prostate cancer research
A team of researchers led by Dr. Friederike J. Gruhl and Professor Andrew C. B. Cato at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) are developing a three-dimensional model for prostate cancer research based on cryogels. The model will be used to reproduce natural processes and above all to examine the development and the progression of tumors.
27th June 2016

Cambridge Uni team publishes research to improve elderly living

Cambridge Uni team publishes research to improve elderly living
A team of post-graduate students from the University of Cambridge has published research with the potential to transform the lives of millions of older people around the world. The team has made a genuine contribution to society, an experience that will stay with them for the rest of their careers.
25th June 2016

Researchers join together to extend MRI capabilities

Researchers join together to extend MRI capabilities
Three Grenoble-based research and medical partners have been selected to join the EU funded IDentIFY project to significantly extend the capability of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in disease detection.
23rd June 2016

Bioluminescence is able to detect deep cancers

Bioluminescence is able to detect deep cancers
A team of Tokyo Tech and the University of Electro-Communications (UEC) researchers developed a luciferin analog that can produce bioluminescence with near-infrared wavelength and is applicable in animal experiments. This allows markedly higher target-detection sensitivity, even at very low concentrations. The UEC researchers had previously synthesised a novel luciferin analog, AkaLumine, by altering the chemical structure of D-luciferin.
21st June 2016

Alternative ways to deliver drugs into bacteria

Alternative ways to deliver drugs into bacteria
An exhaustive look at how bacteria hold their ground and avoid getting pushed around by their environment shows how dozens of genes aid the essential job of protecting cells from popping when tensions run high. For centuries, biologists have considered cells the irreducible unit of life, and cells require various types of envelopes to contain the chemical conditions life demands. When cells lose their mechanical properties, they rupture and die, and many antibiotics attack the envelope in order to mechanically destabilise bacterial cells.
17th June 2016

Paper filter can remove resistant viruses from water

Paper filter can remove resistant viruses from water
A simple paper sheet made by scientists at Uppsala University can improve the quality of life for millions of people by removing resistant viruses from water. The sheet, made of cellulose nanofibers, is called the mille-feuille filter as it has a unique layered internal architecture resembling that of the French puff pastry mille-feuille (Eng. thousand leaves).
26th May 2016

Ultrasound technique increases awareness about cancer cells

Ultrasound technique increases awareness about cancer cells
Researchers at Lund University and the MIT in the US have developed a method to analyse and separate cells from the blood. Ultimately, the method, which goes under the name iso-acoustic focusing, can become significant to measure the efficiency of cancer treatments for individuals. In brief, the method involves exposing cells to ultrasound when they flow through a so-called micro-channel inside a chip.
25th May 2016


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