Rapid ID of tumor cell metabolism aids treatment

Rapid ID of tumor cell metabolism aids treatment Science Highlights thomas.johnson Tue, 05/14/2019 - 12:27 NIBIB-funded researchers used photoacoustic imaging for rapid measurement of metabolic rate of individual cells from breast tumors—information that can help guide treatment strategies. Source: National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Biomedical Engineering- News

Profile: IsoPlexis Analyzes Thousands of Cells to Fight Cancer


Software and microelectronics fabrication techniques let research identify powerful immune cells
 Photo: IsoPlexis A Different Chip: IsoPlexis uses microelectronics fabrication techniques and software analytics to simultaneously study thousands of immune cells. Cancer patients’ bodies contain immune cells that, through successful immunotherapy, can deliver proteins to destroy tumors. But it had been difficult in the past to … Continue reading Profile: IsoPlexis Analyzes Thousands of Cells to Fight Cancer


Is Life Expectancy Finally Topping Out?

A slowing rate of improvement hints at a looming asymptote, at least on a population-wide basis Illustration: Kotryna Zukauskaite Ray Kurzweil, Google’s chief futurist, says that if you can just hang on until 2029, medical advances will start to “add one additional year, every year, to your life expectancy. By that I don’t mean life expectancy … Continue reading Is Life Expectancy Finally Topping Out?