CNIO team develop a technology to improve effectiveness of stem cells in regenerative medicine

By introducing a molecule, microRNA 203, this new protocol enhances in vitro and in vivo the potential of stem cells to differentiate into adult cells of different types Credit: CNIO

Blood tests can predict the risk of liver cirrhosis

Repeated measurements of the biomarker FIB-4 in the blood every few years can predict the risk of developing severe liver disease, according to a new study from Karolinska Institutet published in the Journal of...

Study finds significant variation in trust of health information by Hispanics

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jul 1 2020 Hispanic adults vary widely in their reported trust of health information sources, suggesting that information tailored to specific ethnic subgroups and targeted by age group may be beneficial,...

Genome-wide mapping and allelic fingerprinting provide insights into the genetics of resistance to wheat...

1. Singh, R. P., Huerta-Espino, J., Sharma, R., Joshi, A. K. & Trethowan, R. High yielding spring bread wheat germplasm for global irrigated and rainfed production systems. Euphytica 157, 351–363 (2007). Google Scholar  2. Chen, X. Pathogens which...

UK Startup Bags €3M to Develop Psychedelic Medicines for Mental Health

A €3.3M (£3M) Series A round raised by the Oxford-based biomedicine company Beckley Psytech will allow the company to study the use of a psychedelic compound for the treatment of mental health disorders and...

Why Biotech Must Change its Cleaning and Disinfection Strategy

Many biotech companies deploy strong chemicals to clean and disinfect their equipment. However, if handled in the wrong way, this can lead to dangerous problems such as antibiotic resistance. As the EU prepares to...

Remembering the history of polio can help in finding a coronavirus vaccine

On a spring morning in 1955, a pair of press officers greeted a mob of reporters in a stately hall on the University of Michigan campus. The officers had hot news: A clinical trial of...

GPS isn’t just for road trips anymore

Credit: Mike Popp When it comes to nifty farm gadgets and technology, there are many neat tools. Tractor guidance is definitely one of them, thanks to how...

New polymeric heart valve could be a life-saver

Millions of persons around the world suffer from diseased and damaged heart valves. These patients require valve repair surgeries, and often when that is not possible, they need to take blood-thinners for life to...

Electroacupuncture at Zusanli and at Neiguan characterized point specificity in the brain by metabolomic...

The results of PLS-DA in this study indicated metabolite differences among the sham, ST36, and PC6 groups in the cerebral cortices, hippocampi, and hypothalamus. This finding suggested that the signals from the sham, ST36,...

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