Hair-loss reversal achieved with low-profile, wearable device powered by small body movements

Hair-loss reversal achieved with low-profile, wearable device powered by small body movements Science Highlights raymond.macdougall Fri, 11/08/2019 - 13:45 Low-frequency electric stimulation shows promise as a possible alternative to medications for restoring hair growth in people whose hair has begun to thin. Source: National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Biomedical Engineering- News

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3D brain tissue system aids study of deadly tumor progression

3D brain tissue system aids study of deadly tumor progression Science Highlights thomas.johnson Mon, 11/04/2019 - 12:50 The novel approach better mimics the tumor environment in patients. Made with extracellular matrix (ECM) from pig brains and seeded with tumors from patients, the system is revealing tumor/ECM interactions that aid tumor growth, providing potential targets for … Continue reading 3D brain tissue system aids study of deadly tumor progression

Scientists unveil search-and-replace genome editing

Scientists unveil search-and-replace genome editing Science Highlights patty.wiley Thu, 10/31/2019 - 10:10 Researchers have designed a more precise and versatile genome editing system, named prime editing, that harnesses the power of CRISPR-Cas9 in combination with another protein, reverse transcriptase, to directly edit DNA in human cells. Source: National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Biomedical Engineering- … Continue reading Scientists unveil search-and-replace genome editing

Life-saving test for nutrient deficiency designed to perform in harsh environments

Life-saving test for nutrient deficiency designed to perform in harsh environments Science Highlights thomas.johnson Mon, 10/28/2019 - 09:25 Mothers and children in low resource communities often suffer from micronutrient deficiencies. Now NIBIB-funded researchers have developed a system that can be used for tests to rapidly identify blood micronutrient levels in remote areas with limited healthcare … Continue reading Life-saving test for nutrient deficiency designed to perform in harsh environments

Study reveals how mucus tames microbes

Study reveals how mucus tames microbes Grantee News raymond.macdougall Fri, 10/25/2019 - 16:58 Mucus is not just a physical barrier that traps bacteria and viruses, but it can also disarm pathogens and prevent them from causing infections. A new study from MIT reveals that glycans — branched sugar molecules found in mucus — are responsible … Continue reading Study reveals how mucus tames microbes