Medical research

New antiviral therapy may block COVID-19 transmission

By the time you test positive for COVID-19, the SARS-CoV-2 virus has already taken up residence in your respiratory system. With each breath, you expel invisible viral particles into the air—a process known as viral shedding. ...

Oncology & Cancer

Smart contact lenses for cancer diagnostics and screening

Scientists from the Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation (TIBI) have developed a contact lens that can capture and detect exosomes, nanometer-sized vesicles found in bodily secretions that have the potential for being ...

Neuroscience

Copper leads to protein aggregation in Parkinson's disease

Copper exposure in the environment and the protein alpha-synuclein in the human brain could play an important role in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease. A team from Empa and the University of Limerick was able to show ...

Surgery

'Bio-glue' could mean end to surgical sutures, staples

Western biomaterials expert Kibret Mequanint—in partnership with Malcolm Xing from University of Manitoba—has developed the first-ever hydrophobic (water-hating) fluid, which displaces body fluids surrounding an injury ...

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