Articles tagged with ‘medicine’

Gastric cancer – the second deadliest cancer worldwide – has a particularly high prevalence among Asian populations. Copyright : 123rf.com
19 May 2015
Researchers in Singapore have developed an ultrasensitive method to detect micro-RNAs: tiny molecules that can indicate the presence of tumours. They are applying the technology toward a non-invasive screening test for gastric cancer. In 2012, 8.2 million lives were lost to cancer...
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KAIST’s protein detection platform can be used with paper substrates. Copyright : Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
19 May 2015
Researchers in Korea have succeeded in making a new protein detection platform using low-cost plastic and paper substrates. Their work could help reduce the cost and improve the accuracy of infectious disease diagnosis. Healthcare researchers are increasingly focused on the early detection...
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19 May 2015
Prisons are common settings for tuberculosis (TB) outbreaks, yet screening and prevention services can be extremely limited. As the spread of drug-resistant TB increases, understanding and monitoring levels of the disease among vulnerable populations can minimise the delay of much-needed treatment.  ...
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Copyright : Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM), Nagoya University
14 May 2015
Japanese researchers are studying quail to understand the underlying mechanisms involved in their breeding behaviours. At Nagoya University and the National Institute of Basic Biology, researchers have found a brain receptor that helps to initiate quail breeding. Meanwhile, researchers at Waseda and...
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13 April 2015
Researchers in Switzerland and Japan have developed a rapid, simple and safe method for generating large libraries of novel organic molecules in a fraction of the time required for traditional organic synthesis. Led by Professor Jeffrey Bode of the Institute of Transformative...
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Copyright : Dr Larisa Bulavina
13 April 2015
Researchers in Singapore are gaining further insight into how the mechanical environment of cells drives fundamental cellular processes such as motility, growth and survival. These processes are integral to many clinical challenges, from cancer prognosis to wound healing and skin repair. Cells...
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Aseptic loosening is most challenging in the femoral component of a knee implant because it interfaces with all of the other components of a knee prosthesis. Image: 123rf.com
3 July 2014
Researchers in Malaysia, Iran and the UK have designed a new biomaterial that could significantly extend the life span of total knee replacements by addressing the most common cause of their failure. Led by Marjan Bahraminasab of Universiti Putra Malaysia, the researchers...
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Science and Technology of Advanced Materials
3 July 2014
Researchers in China and Japan have tested a novel process for coating titanium implants with bioactive composites. Their research suggests that titanium implants coated with calcium phosphate and gelatine have great potential in clinical joint replacements or dental implants. Surface staining of...
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Illustration showing the structure of the rhinovirus. Image: 123rf.com
2 July 2014
Malaysian researchers are investigating the epidemiology of severe viral respiratory infections in young children in hopes of developing rapid diagnostic tools to better control their transmission. Acute respiratory tract infection (ARI) is a major cause of death and disease around the world,...
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2 July 2014
Researchers in Taiwan have developed a simple, colour-based diagnostic approach with the potential to detect target DNA sequences found in tuberculosis-causing mycobacteria — in just a fraction of the time required for established diagnostic tests. More than a century after the identification...
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