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Giving paralysed people control and independence

A device that offers paralysed individuals - including those in the most severe 'locked-in' state - better control and communication has been developed and improved, thanks to a project funded by the European Research Council ...

Medical research

Nontoxic scaffold developed: New skin for chronic wounds

The concept is amazing: a synthetic cell carrier is populated by skin cells and dissolves simultaneously. In just two years, the Lucerne-based company nolax and Empa have developed this project up to a first proof of concept ...

Medical research

Scientists create 'human liver' from stem cells

Scientists in Japan said Wednesday they had grown human liver tissue from stem cells in a first that holds promise for alleviating the critical shortage of donor organs.

Medical research

Princeton researchers create 'bionic ear' (Update)

With a 3-D printer, a petri dish and some cells from a cow, Princeton University researchers are growing synthetic ears that can receive—and transmit—sound.

Oncology & Cancer

Researchers find two new methods to determine ALK status

The implementation of personalized health care in cancer relies on the identification and characterization of cancer biomarkers and the availability of accurate detection systems and therapies for those biomarkers. Anaplastic ...

Oncology & Cancer

New biomarker to help detect early stage cancer

The earlier cancer is detected, the more successful treatment is likely to be. Yet while this is a key message behind many public health campaigns, detection methods are still being improved.

Medical research

Developing human organs and body parts in the lab

Tissue engineering is making a huge impact in the world of science with artificial scaffold structures, in which new cells are encouraged to grow. This means that the nanostructure of tissues in the body can be mimicked, ...

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