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Better drugs to tackle diabetes and obesity

Better drugs to tackle diabetes and obesity
Breakthrough research at Monash University has shown how different areas of major diabetes and obesity drug targets can be ‘activated’, guiding future drug development and better treatment of diseases. Monash researchers have identified specific areas within a key drug target, GLP-1R, that interact differently in response to the natural hormone and potential drugs, leading to differential effects in preclinical disease models.
22nd February 2018

Laser fabric cures skin diseases

Laser fabric cures skin diseases
Chronic skin conditions such as acne, Actinic Keratosis, and psoriasis can now be treated in a single 150 minute appointment, thanks to a wearable laser that blasts the skin with light. French scientists at 'Texinov Medical Textiles', have developed a knitted laser fabric that blasts the skin with light, giving treatment to enflamed skin or lesions over a 2 and a half hour appointment.
21st February 2018

Stretchable electronics could improve stroke recovery treatment

Stretchable electronics could improve stroke recovery treatment
A wearable designed to be worn on the throat could be a game-changer in the field of stroke rehabilitation. Developed in the lab of John Rogers, PhD, professor of Neurological Surgery and at the McCormick School of Engineering, in partnership with Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, the sensor is the latest in Rogers’ growing portfolio of stretchable electronics that are precise enough for use in advanced medical care and portable enough to be worn outside the hospital, even during extreme exercise.
21st February 2018


Electrical implant helps people with spinal cord injuries

Electrical implant helps people with spinal cord injuries
An experimental treatment that sends electrical currents through the spinal cord has improved 'invisible' yet debilitating side effects for a B.C. man with a spinal cord injury. A diving accident six years ago left Isaac Darrel, of Langley, British Columbia, with a spinal cord injury. Side effects of the injury include dizziness, fluctuations in blood pressure and changes in bladder and bowel function.
20th February 2018

Placenta-on-a-chip aids drug transfer testing

Placenta-on-a-chip aids drug transfer testing
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed the first placenta-on-a-chip that can fully model the transport of nutrients across the placental barrier. The flash-drive-sized device contains two layers of human cells that model the interface between mother and fetus. Microfluidic channels on either side of those layers allow researchers to study how molecules are transported through, or are blocked by, that interface.
20th February 2018

Making personalised medicine a reality

Making personalised medicine a reality
The small intestine is the main site where we digest and absorb nutrients and minerals from food, and it is also a place where many intestinal infections occur and digestive and inflammatory disorders manifest themselves. To better understand the intestine in its normal and pathological states, researchers have created 'organoids' by isolating intestinal stem cells from human biopsy samples.
19th February 2018

Self-expanding transcatheter heart valve receives CE Mark

Self-expanding transcatheter heart valve receives CE Mark
Edwards Lifesciences has announced it has received CE Mark for its self-expanding CENTERA valve for severe, symptomatic aortic stenosis patients at high risk of open-heart surgery. The Edwards CENTERA valve is repositionable and retrievable and can be delivered through a low-profile, 14-French, motorised delivery system. It is uniquely packaged with the valve fully pre-attached to the delivery system, which facilitates simple and rapid device preparation.
19th February 2018

Video games could improve mobility after a stroke

Video games could improve mobility after a stroke
The victims of cerebral infarcts that lose a part of the mobility of their body undergo physiotherapy treatments, while the therapies based on the training of attention are reserved for patients with cognitive disorders such as learning or memory difficulties. Researchers at the Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL) in San Sebastian and the London Imperial College have analysed the architecture of brain injuries in stroke patients for more than three years.
16th February 2018

Model could lead to treatments for Alzheimer’s

Model could lead to treatments for Alzheimer’s
A protocol developed in Sweden has the potential for industrial-scale production of the brain helper cells known as astrocytes. The research team's work could help medical science develop treatments for such diseases as Alzheimer’s. Star shaped cells that are found in the brain and spine, astrocytes were long thought to be the 'glue' that binds nerve cells; but recent advances show that they are much more.
16th February 2018

Injectable nanomaterials for sustained delivery of drugs

Injectable nanomaterials for sustained delivery of drugs
Because they can be programmed to travel the body and selectively target cancer and other sites of disease, nanometer-scale vehicles called nanocarriers can deliver higher concentrations of drugs to bombard specific areas of the body while minimising systemic side effects. Nanocarriers can also deliver drugs and diagnostic agents that are typically not soluble in water or blood as well as significantly decrease the effective dosage.
15th February 2018


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