Medical research

New ways to grow human 'mini-bones'

Human bones can recover from small fractures, but if the fractures are too large or the regrowth process is unbalanced, as is the case with osteoporosis, treatment is required. To develop treatments, animal experiments are ...

Oncology & Cancer

Genetic discovery could improve treatment of colorectal cancer

EPFL scientists have discovered a rare gene in the tumors of some colorectal cancer patients. This finding could lead to more accurate diagnoses and, eventually, personalized treatments that target the protein expressed by ...

Medical research

FDA takes steps away from animal testing requirement

In response to increasing pressure, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is re-examining its requirement for animal tests to be performed for products under its jurisdiction. A story in Chemical & Engineering News, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Foot-and-mouth disease and the efforts to stop it

Thousands of cattle are covered in blisters from highly infectious foot-and-mouth disease in Indonesia, sounding the alarm for the country, its Southeast Asian neighbors and Australia. The virus found in two provinces in ...

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