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Major limitation discovered in cellular biology analysis tool

The discovery will force the reassessment of a large amount of already-published scientific literature to determine if the reported observations are accurate.

Life Scientist 26 November, 2021

Wearable injector can detect, reverse opioid overdose

The device, worn on the stomach, senses when a person stops breathing and injects naloxone — a lifesaving antidote that can restore respiration.

Life Scientist 25 November, 2021

Early embryonic development stage finally mapped in humans

There is currently very little understanding of the crucial gastrulation stage that occurs shortly after the embryo implants in the womb.

Life Scientist 24 November, 2021

E-cigarettes linked to increased risk of fragility fractures

E-cigarette use may be detrimental to bone health even in young adults.

Life Scientist 24 November, 2021

CRISPR gene editing can favour cells with cancer-linked mutations

The findings point to a need for caution in the use of CRISPR-based gene therapies.

Life Scientist 22 November, 2021

Biotechnology
Smart bandage enables onsite chronic wound monitoring

Smart bandage enables onsite chronic wound monitoring

The smart wearable sensor can conduct real-time, point-of-care assessment of chronic wounds wirelessly via an app.

Article 08 November, 2021
Health & Medical
Overeating not the primary cause of obesity, scientists claim

Overeating not the primary cause of obesity, scientists claim

The scientists argue for the 'carbohydrate-insulin model', which explains obesity as a metabolic disorder driven by what we eat, rather...

Article 23 September, 2021
Life Sciences
Major limitation discovered in cellular biology analysis tool

Major limitation discovered in cellular biology analysis tool

The discovery will force the reassessment of a large amount of already-published scientific literature to determine if the reported observations...

Article 26 November, 2021
Molecular Biology
Genetic risk factors identified for spine osteoarthritis

Genetic risk factors identified for spine osteoarthritis

HKU researchers helped identify that the SOX5 gene, which is known to be essential for the development of the intervertebral discs, is implicated...

Article 17 November, 2021
Lab Technology
Innovation in life sciences amid a pandemic

Innovation in life sciences amid a pandemic

Life sciences organisations that embraced digital transformation were well positioned to adapt to immediate demands while maintaining production of...

Article 30 March, 2021
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