Terahertz (THz) spectroscopy systems – allowing us to gain new insights about many-body quantum kinetics

Terahertz spectroscopy detects and controls properties of matter with electromagnetic fields that are in the frequency range between a few hundred gigahertz and several terahertz (abbreviated as THz). Terahertz (THz) represents the portion of the electromagnetic radiation between the microwave and the infrared region. Terahertz (THz) spectroscopy systems are widely employed to retrieve the chemical and material composition of a sample. This is single-handedly the most important driving mo...
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‘Genomelink’ – personal discovery tool to help you understand who you are genetically.

Genomelink is raw DNA data upload site that provides reports of potential of genomics and the role it will play in our lives over the coming years. Genomelink uses your existing raw DNA data from services like AncestryDNA, MyHeritage, and 23andMe to give you additional insights into your DNA. The list of genetic traits that Genomelink examines is constantly expanding and is based on the latest scientific research.  Genomelink analyzes your genetic traits by connecting your raw DNA data...
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Hair Science

Initially, hair is white. It gets its natural color from a type of pigment called melanin. The formation of melanin begins before birth. The natural color of our hair depends upon the distribution, type and amount of melanin in the middle layer of the hair shaft or cortex. Hair has only two types of pigments: dark (eumelanin) and light (phaeomelanin). They blend together to make up the wide range of hair colors. Melanin is made up of specialized pigment cells called melanocytes. They posi...
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Fudan University in Shanghai, China – COVID-19 diagnosis using machine-learning model based on ocular surface features

The standard practices for screening patients with COVID-19 are the CT imaging or RT-PCR (real-time polymerase chain reaction) for testing viral nucleic acid, which is expensive and in need of professional equipment and waiting time. Fudan University in Shanghai, China has suggested a method that have shown that the COVID-19 patients are usually accompanied by ocular manifestations and constructed a machine-learning model based on ocular surface features and proposed a new screening method ...
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Plant consciousness & Biocommunication

Research is being conducted to understand Plant consciousness & Biocommunication. Research still is in progress, but some suggest - Plants may not have feelings but they are indeed alive and have been described as sentient life forms that have “tropic” and “nastic” responses to stimuli.  Plants can sense water, light, and gravity — they can even defend themselves and send signals to other plants to warn that danger is here, or near. ...
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Precision medicine

Precision medicine is an approach to patient care that allows doctors to select treatments that are most likely to help patients based on a genetic understanding of their disease. This may also be called personalized medicine. PrecisionMed, Inc PrecisionMed, Inc. offers vital products and services facilitating breakthroughs in genetics, drug discovery, biomarker research, and molecular diagnostics. They offer high quality, accurately annotated human biological material and are the largest...
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Diagnosing Disease by Voice – using digital Bio-Markers to tell If You have a chronic disease

Speech is a complex process that requires coordination with our brain, muscles, and respiratory system. Diagnosing Disease by Voice - using digital Bio-Markers to tell If You Have a Chronic Disease Biomarkers are patterns in your voice like pitch, tone, volume, rhythm and rate that can reveal a variety of health conditions. Many companies have started research to develop Biomarkers for early diagnosing. Research on - Automated assessment of psychiatric disorders usi...
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Serum Institute of India – world’s largest maker of vaccines

Serum Institute of India is a manufacturer of immunobiological drugs including vaccines in the city of Pune, India. Serum Institute of India is ranked as India's No. 1 biotechnology company, manufacturing highly specialized life saving biologicals like vaccines using cutting edge genetic and cell based technologies, antisera and other medical specialties. Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd. is now the world's largest vaccine manufacturer by number of doses produced and sold globally (m...
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DRAPER Laboratory – Innovation Partner that provides deep expertise to design, develop, and deploy advanced technology solutions

Draper Laboratory is an American not-for-profit research and development organization, headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts; its official name is The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc. The laboratory specializes in the design, development, and deployment of advanced technology solutions to problems in national security, space exploration, health care and energy. From whiteboard concept to fielded systems, Draper engineers design, develop and deploy advanced technology ...
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Supercomputers – Powering the next generation of Industrial revolution

A supercomputer is a computer with a high level of performance as compared to a general-purpose computer. The performance of a supercomputer is commonly measured in floating-point operations per second (FLOPS) instead of million instructions per second (MIPS) https://youtu.be/oegYLRXcw3o Innovative Computing Lab with the University of Tennessee Fugaku – exascale supercomputer, at the RIKEN Center for Computational Science in Kobe, Japan. It's one of the top in performance in c...
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Tohoku University – wearable sensors for detecting viruses and bacteria in the surrounding environment

Scientists at Tohoku University have been studying materials that can change mechanical into electrical or magnetic energy, and vice versa, for decades. Together with colleagues, they published a review in the journal Advanced Materials about the most recent endeavours into using these materials to fabricate functional biosensors. Piezoelectric materials convert mechanical into electrical energy. Antibodies that interact with a specific virus can be placed on an electrode incorporated on...
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Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT)

Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is a procedure that delivers healthy human donor stool to a person via colonoscopy, enema, nasogastric (NG) tube or in capsule form (popularly called “poop pills”). It may be prescribed for debilitating gasterointestinal infections, such as Clostridium difficile (C. diff), that keep recurring despite antibiotic therapy. C. diff is a serious infection — one that causes debilitating diarrhea. Treating C. diff begins with administering antibiotics; however...
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Bio-Printing

3D Bioprint Service Three-dimensional (3D) bioprint, otherwise termed additive manufacturing, is driving major innovations in many fields, including manufacturing, engineering, art, education and medicine. Although a newly established technology, 3D bioprint has been developed at a rapid growth during the last decade. This approach helps to achieve increasingly cell-based therapies by working with diverse materials, like plastic, metal and ceramics. Creative Biolabs has employe...
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SigmaAldrich – Global scientific community collaborating to accelerate access to better health research

SigmaAldrich - Global scientific community collaborating to accelerate access to better health research It is working to solve the toughest problems in life science by collaborating with the global scientific community – and through that, we aim to accelerate access to better health for people everywhere. It provides scientists and engineers with best-in-class lab materials, technologies and services. With the 2015 combination of EMD Millipore and Sigma-Aldrich, it now has a broad...
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Curtin university researchers have developed membrane to separate from air using a ceramic ion transport membrane

Oxygen can be separated from air using a ceramic ion transport membrane, a device permeable only to oxygen. Commercial efforts to use this technology in oxygen production and other applications have so far failed due to insufficient rates of oxygen transport, or flux. Researchers at Curtin University have developed a uniquely structured ceramic ion transport membrane for oxygen separation that shows remarkably high flux. The membrane employs a multitude of microchannels extending into the dep...
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Scientists at University of Birmingham have successfully reversed aging-associated skin wrinkles and hair loss in a mouse model

In humans, a decline in mitochondrial function is seen during aging, and mitochondrial dysfunction can drive age-related diseases. A depletion of the DNA in mitochondria is also implicated in human mitochondrial diseases, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, age-associated neurological disorders and cancer. Scientists at University of Birmingham have successfully reversed aging-associated skin wrinkles and hair loss in a mouse model When a mutation leading to mitochondrial dysfunction is indu...
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Bioprinters are 3D printer for biology that are capable of creating living Human Tissues on Demand

BioBots builds software, hardware, and wetware to design and engineer living things. Allevi is the 3D printer for biology that is trusted by leading researchers around the world. Learn more about how Allevi can be used in your lab today. microfluidic technology powers RX Bioprinters and provides unprecedented flexibility and control over 3D heterogeneous tissue fabrication. Lab-on-a-Printer™ technology was developed specifically to enable the biofabrication of highly complex, heterog...
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CRISPR-Cas9 is a unique technology that enables geneticists and medical researchers to edit parts of the genome by removing, adding or altering sections of the DNA sequence.

CRISPR-Cas9 is a unique technology that enables geneticists and medical researchers to edit parts of the genome? by removing, adding or altering sections of the DNA? sequence. It is currently the simplest, most versatile and precise method of genetic manipulation and is therefore causing a buzz in the science world. The CRISPR-Cas9 system consists of two key molecules that introduce a change (mutation?) into the DNA. These are: an enzyme? called Cas9. This acts as a pair of ‘molecular scissor...
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Thermo Fisher Scientific Custom Cell Engineering Service

The task of generating cell lines, parental cell lines, high throughput-ready cells and other tools for your cell-based discovery projects can be greatly simplified with custom cell engineering tools from Life Technologies. Complete your cell engineering projects in far less time by collaborating with our Custom Biology Services team. Whether your research requires engineered or Jump-In™ parental cell lines; BacMam virus particles or validated, high-throughput screening-ready cells in large-s...
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UCLA scientists identify a new way to activate stem cells to make hair grow

UCLA researchers have discovered a new way to activate the stem cells in the hair follicle to make hair grow. The research, led by scientists Heather Christofk and William Lowry, may lead to new drugs that could promote hair growth for people with baldness or alopecia, which is hair loss associated with such factors as hormonal imbalance, stress, aging or chemotherapy treatment. The research was published in the journal Nature Cell Biology. Hair follicle stem cells are long-lived cells in ...
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Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and the University of North Carolina have developed skin patch that dissolves “Love Handles” in mice

Skin Patch Dissolves “Love Handles” in Mice Microneedle skin patch that delivers fat-shrinking drug locally could be used to treat obesity and diabetes Researchers have devised a medicated skin patch that can turn energy-storing white fat into energy-burning brown fat locally while raising the body’s overall metabolism. The patch could be used to burn off pockets of unwanted fat such as “love handles” and treat metabolic disorders, such as obesity and diabetes, according to researc...
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Researchers at ETH Zurich in Switzerland have now developed a tiny, highly accurate acetone breath sensor that may soon serve as a core for fitness wearables and diabetes diagnostic devices

Researchers at ETH Zurich in Switzerland have now developed a tiny, highly accurate acetone breath sensor that may soon serve as a core for fitness wearables and diabetes diagnostic devices. Blow into the tube, please. In the future, the procedure will not just be used by police checking for alcohol intoxication, but also for testing the condition of athletes and for people who want to lose that extra bit of weight. A sensor developed by ETH researchers makes it possible to measure when the b...
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HOWARD HUGHES MEDICAL INSTITUTE – Whole Genome Sequencing Identifies New Genetic Signature for Autism

Autism has genetic roots, but most cases can’t be explained by current genetic tests. Now, patterns found in autistic children’s genomes – the complete set of genetic instructions inside cells – have revealed a new genetic signature for the disorder. The signature helps explain cases that don’t have other genetic markers of autism. The results, reported September 28, 2017, in the journal Cell, suggest that scanning a patient’s entire genome could help researchers better understand the suit...
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UNIVERSITY OF UTAH RESEARCHERS DEVELOP FASTER, MORE ACCURATE TEST FOR LIVER CANCER THAT CAN BE ADMINISTERED ANYWHERE

It’s estimated that about 788,000 people worldwide died of liver cancer in 2015, the second-leading cause of cancer deaths, according to the latest statistics from the World Health Organization. One of the major challenges in combatting this disease is detecting it early because symptoms often don’t appear until later stages. But a team of researchers led by University of Utah chemical engineering and chemistry professor Marc Porter and U surgeon and professor Courtney Scaife has developed a ...
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piezoelectric sensor is a device that uses the piezoelectric effect, to measure changes in pressure, acceleration, temperature, strain, or force by converting them to an electrical charge

A piezoelectric sensor is a device that uses the piezoelectric effect, to measure changes in pressure, acceleration, temperature, strain, or force by converting them to an electrical charge. The prefix piezo- is Greek for 'press' or 'squeeze'. A proper knowledge of the interaction between human physiology and daily living environmental conditions is essential to establish a connection between an individual’s lifestyle and his/her health status. Understanding these connections will give insight ...
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High Dietary Energy Density (DED) foods may increase cancer risk regardless of obesity status

Dietary energy density (DED) is defined as the amount of available energy per unit of weight in the diet. It is generally expressed as kJ/g. Experimental studies in human subjects and a recent systematic review have shown that the consumption of high-energy-dense diets may lead to increased energy intake and weight gain, and evidence has been accumulating for an association between lower DED and better nutritional quality of the diet. In Swedish children and teenagers, it was found that low-e...
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Scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have developed a new technique using high-frequency alternating magnetic fields to heat artificial joints in the body

A short exposure to an alternating magnetic field might someday replace multiple surgeries and weeks of IV antibiotics as treatment for stubborn infections on artificial joints, new research suggests. Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have shown that high-frequency alternating magnetic fields – the same principle used in induction cooktops – can be used to destroy bacteria that are encased in a slimy “biofilm” growing on a metal surface. The biofilm is a collection of microorganis...
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Boston Children’s Hospital have found a new way to non-invasively relieve pain at local sites in the body using ultrasound

According to the CDC, 91 people die from opioid overdoses every day in the U.S. Here in Massachusetts, the state has an opioid-related death rate that is more than twice the national average. “Opioid abuse is a growing problem in healthcare,” says Daniel Kohane, MD, PhD, a senior associate in critical care medicine at Boston Children’s and professor of anesthesiology at Harvard Medical School. Now, Kohane and other scientists who are developing triggerable drug delivery systems at Bost...
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North Carolina State University Spheroid Stem Cell Production Sows Hope for IPF (Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis)Treatment

In a small pilot study, researchers from North Carolina State University have demonstrated a rapid, simple way to generate large numbers of lung stem cells for use in disease treatment. This method of harvesting and growing a patient’s own lung stem cells shows promise in mice for treating idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), and could one day provide human IPF sufferers with an effective, less invasive method of treatment for their disease. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic ir...
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University of Chicago genetically modified skin cells to produce glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP1) protein that is beneficial in diabetes and obesity

A research team based at the University of Chicago has overcome challenges that have limited gene therapy and demonstrated how their novel approach with skin transplantation could enable a wide range of gene-based therapies to treat many human diseases. In the August 3, 2017 issue of the journal Cell Stem Cell, the researchers provide “proof-of-concept.” They describe gene-therapy administered through skin transplants to treat two related and extremely common human ailments: type-2 diabetes a...
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