Using drugs to increase the digestion of certain proteins by brain cells, researchers have prolonged the cells’ lives and kept the protein from clogging the inner workings of the cells. … Continue Reading Could boosting brain cells’ appetites fight disease? New research shows promise.
A new generation of miniature biological robots is flexing its muscle. Engineers at the University of Illinois demonstrated a class of walking bio-bots powered by muscle cells and controlled with … Continue Reading Muscle-powered bio-bots walk on command.
Half of patients in a trial have safely stopped immunosuppressant medication following a modified blood stem-cell transplant for severe sickle cell disease, according to a study in the Journal of … Continue Reading Adults stop anti-rejection drugs after partial stem-cell transplant reverses sickle cell disease.
How nutrients are metabolised and how neurons communicate in the brain are just some of the messages coded by the 3 billion letters that make up the human genome. The … Continue Reading A CNIO team reduces the size of the human genome to 19,000 genes.
“When you discover something novel the medical imperative is to come up with a good use for it” ….. Paul Janssen I was approached to report on a Reuters webinar … Continue Reading Healthinnovations on Thomson Reuters: New Techniques in Drug Discovery.