Lab-Created Mini Lungs to Study Respiratory Infections
June 19, 2023
Researchers at Rockefeller University have developed a cell culture platform in which to grow ‘lung buds’ from human embryonic stem cells. The tiny structures are...
Cell Culture Chamber Mimics Mechanical States of Disease
May 23, 2023
Researchers at the University of Göttingen in Germany have developed a cell culture chamber that lets them culture tissue samples, mimic the mechanical conditions that...
Imagene Profiles Cancer Biomarkers in Real Time
March 22, 2023
Cancer therapies have proliferated over the past few decades, improving outcomes for many patients. But this variety requires accurate diagnostics and appropriate decision making to...
Moving Cells Using Ultrasound
March 20, 2023
Researchers at Caltech have developed a technique that lets them move groups of cells very precisely. It involves genetically modifying cells so that they express...
Raman-Based Urine Sensor Detects Cancer Metabolites
February 20, 2023
Researchers at the Korea Institute of Materials Science (KIMS) creaetd a Raman-spectroscopy-based urine test that can detect metabolic compounds that are produced by pancreatic and...
Nanowire Assay Detects Brain Tumors from Urine
February 14, 2023
Researchers at Nagoya University in Japan have developed a nanowire assay that can be used to capture and detect specific extracellular vesicles in a urine...
Voice-Activated Sample Prep for Safer Handling
February 9, 2023
Researchers at Kyung Hee University in South Korea have developed a voice-activated DNA sample pre-treatment device to assist clinicians dealing with outbreaks of infectious disease...
Nanorattles for Rapid Detection of Multiple mRNA Cancer Biomarkers
September 28, 2022
Scientists at Duke University have developed a ‘nanorattle’ system that allows for the detection of mRNA biomarkers of cancer. The tiny structures consist of gold...
Point of Care Rapid PCR Test
August 2, 2022
Columbia University scientists and collaborators at Rover Diagnostics have created a rapid PCR test that can be used at the point of care. Weighing in...
Dissociating Tissue into Single Cells Using Electric Fields
July 20, 2022
A team of scientists at Brown University has developed a technique that allows them to rapidly dissociate a tissue sample into individual cells. The approach...
Typhoid Detection Technique Improves Diagnostic Sensitivity
July 12, 2022
A team at the University of California Davis Health working with international collaborators have developed a new technique to detect typhoid and estimate its incidence...
Microfluidic Chip Models Inflammatory Intestinal Disease
July 5, 2022
Researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute have modeled Environmental Enteric Dysfunction (EED), a childhood inflammatory intestinal disease, on a microfluidic chip and gained new insights into...
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