Plasmofluidic Microlenses for Label-Free Optical Sorting of Exosomes

Optofluidic-plasmonic (OPtIC) microlenses As shown in recent studies, periodic and quasi-periodic arrays of plasmonic nanoapertures can be used as micro-convex lenses focusing incident plane waves to dimensions comparable to optical wavelengths11,12,13. In addition to significantly-small...

New study to ease plight of patients with advanced cancer

Patients with advanced cancer are to test a therapy aimed at reducing their symptoms and improving quality of life. The treatment - called bermekimab - could help with improving outcomes in cancer, including reducing symptoms...

Potential COVID-19 vaccines get a boost from machine learning

After what has started to feel like a boundless eternity of wearing masks, bathing in hand sanitizer, and dodging people in the grocery store, many of us have been left thinking: what would a...

Ocean microbes could interact with pollution to influence climate

Oceans cover almost three-quarters of the globe, yet little is known about how gases and aerosols made by ocean microbes affect weather and climate, or how human-produced pollution could influence this process. Now, scientists...

Novel EXOSC9 variants cause pontocerebellar hypoplasia type 1D with spinal motor neuronopathy and cerebellar...

Pontocerebellar hypoplasia (PCH) is currently classified into 13 subgroups and many gene variants associated with PCH have been identified by next generation sequencing. PCH type 1 is a rare heterogeneous neurodegenerative disorder. The clinical...

BIOCAD to produce liquid vaccine for COVID-19 treatment

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 25 2020 Clinical trials of the vaccine are currently underway. The &laquoSputnik V» is the two-component vaccine. Revaccination is carried out at intervals of 3-4 weeks. Moreover, with the repeated...

Cancer Research Heats up with Biotechs Attacking Tumor ‘Comfort Zone’

The recent founding of Modulus Therapeutics in the UK has highlighted an accelerating movement in cancer research that aims to attack solid tumors via their ‘comfort zone’, known as the tumor microenvironment. Cancer drugs in...

Changing seawater hints at future for adhesives from ocean species

Animals such as mussels are able to stick to their environment — literally. A scientist who studies ocean species to develop adhesives is now looking at the changing chemistry of seawater to see how...

How plant cells neutralize the potential for self-harm

Photosynthesis makes our atmosphere oxygen-rich and forms the bedrock of our food supply. But under changing or stressful environmental conditions, the photosynthetic process can become unbalanced, resulting in an excess of highly reactive oxygen...

Synthetic E. coli pushes the limits of gene synthesis

Designing and building organisms from scratch could be the Holy Grail of synthetic biology. It therefore comes as no surprise that genome synthesis works get a lot of attention and are celebrated as high...

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