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Molecule could be targeted to slow MS progression

Researchers have identified a molecule named ALCAM, which, once blocked, delays the progression of multiple sclerosis.

Life Scientist 22 November, 2019

Are cytotoxic T-cells the key to long life?

Researchers have used single-cell RNA analysis to find that supercentenarians — people over the age of 110 — have an excess of a type of immune cell called...

Life Scientist 21 November, 2019

Contraceptive patch delivers hormone via microneedles

US scientists have developed a contraceptive patch with a novel effervescent backing that separates from an array of microneedles after one minute.

Life Scientist 20 November, 2019

Ultrasonic waves used to target drugs to tumours

USC biomedical engineers have proposed a new ultrasonic method to enable acoustic control and real-time tracking of cancer drugs within the body.

Life Scientist 19 November, 2019

Light-activated cells produce insulin for diabetics

Researchers transplanted engineered pancreatic beta cells into diabetic mice, then caused the cells to produce two to three times the typical level of insulin by exposing...

Life Scientist 18 November, 2019

Biotechnology
Drug accelerates cell division in aggressive breast cancers

Drug accelerates cell division in aggressive breast cancers

A new drug blocks one of cancer's key evolutionary escape routes from chemotherapy, reinvigorating the response to chemotherapy in cancers that...

Article 08 November, 2019
Health & Medical
New strain of HIV discovered

New strain of HIV discovered

Scientists have confirmed a new subtype of HIV, called HIV-1 group M subtype L — the first new subtype of 'group M' HIV virus to be...

Article 11 November, 2019
Life Sciences
Measles wipes the immune system's memory

Measles wipes the immune system's memory

Researchers have demonstrated how measles causes long-term damage to the immune system, leaving people vulnerable to other infections.

Article 06 November, 2019
Molecular Biology
Light-activated cells produce insulin for diabetics

Light-activated cells produce insulin for diabetics

Researchers transplanted engineered pancreatic beta cells into diabetic mice, then caused the cells to produce two to three times the typical level...

Article 18 November, 2019
Lab Technology
Award-winning digital innovations for the health sector

Award-winning digital innovations for the health sector

The winning entries in the 2015 national iAwards have brought a range of benefits to a variety of sectors — with the health sector being no...

Article 09 September, 2015
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