Biomedical technology

New biochip technology for pharma research

In pharmaceutical research, small tissue spheres are used as mini-organ models for reproducible tests. TU Wien has found a way to develop a reliable standard for these tissue samples.

Oncology & Cancer

Using artificial intelligence to hunt for breast cancer

Endocrine disruptors (EDs) are hormone-like substances that can have undesirable effects on health. For example, chemicals can increase the risk of breast cancer if they act in a manner similar to the female sex hormone estrogen. ...

Oncology & Cancer

As cancer has evolved, it is time for cancer research to do the same

The observance of Lung Cancer Awareness Month in November affords an opportunity to take stock of current approaches to lung cancer research, and to cancer research more widely. While there have been improvements in understanding, ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Mimicking brain cells to understand Parkinson's

A device that mimics the brain cells affected by Parkinson's disease could help find new treatments for the condition. The device is described in the Elsevier journal Organs-on-a-Chip. "We have created human neurons that ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What you need to know about the search for a COVID vaccine

(HealthDay)—Forty-five potential vaccines for COVID-19 are being tested in human trials and many more are being tested in animals. Researchers are using several approaches to trigger an immune response against SARS-CoV-2, ...

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