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Researchers advance organ-on-chip technology to advance drug development

Designing self-rolling 3D sensors that wrap around heart cell spheroids.

23 Aug 2019 Science Advances

Your heart’s best friend: Dog ownership associated with better cardiovascular health

The study compared the cardiovascular health scores of pet owners overall to those who did not own pets. Then it compared dog owners to other pet owners and those who did not own pets.

23 Aug 2019 Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovations, Quality & Outcomes

Scorpion toxin that targets ‘wasabi receptor’ may help solve mystery of chronic pain

The scientists isolated the toxin, a short protein (or peptide) that they dubbed the "wasabi receptor toxin" (WaTx), from the venom of the Australian Black Rock scorpion.

22 Aug 2019 Cell

Brain finds order amidst chaos

Switzerland's Blue Brain Project at EPFL shows that cortical neurons can work in a team to talk to each other amidst a sea of noise and chaos.

22 Aug 2019 Nature Communications

Unprecedented therapy found effective for blood cancer patients with no treatment options

Selinexor was approved by the FDA for patients resistant to multiple therapies in early July.

21 Aug 2019 New England Journal of Medicine

Scientists discover why brown fat is good for people’s health

Study may help lead to drugs aimed at diabetes and obesity.

21 Aug 2019 Nature

Highest-resolution human brain ‘parts list’ to date lays road map to better treatments

Crucial differences discovered in human and mouse brain cells could explain why many drugs that work in the lab don't work in us.

21 Aug 2019 Nature

Is it autism? The line is getting increasingly blurry

The research team found that the difference between people diagnosed with autism and the rest of the population is actually shrinking.

21 Aug 2019 JAMA Psychiatry

Malaria expert warns of need for malaria drug to treat severe cases in US

Increased global travel gives rise to US-based malaria cases and need for better access to intravenous treatment.

19 Aug 2019 Annals of Internal Medicine

Common origin identified could bring tooth regeneration potential closer

A common origin shared by teeth and taste buds in a fish that has regenerative abilities has been identified by a team of researchers from the UK and the States.

19 Aug 2019 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

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