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MIT researchers design tailored tissue adhesives

Glue can be modified for optimal performance in different types of diseased tissue. ...

Nanoparticle that lights up artery-clogging plaque to be evaluated in clinical trial

By Julia Evangelou Strait - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved for evaluating in people a nanoparticle-based imaging agent jointly ...

Rush Researchers Gain New Insights Into Treatment of Hypothyroidism

Results suggest why standard treatments fail some patients and how to help them ... Full story

Nanoparticles that Deliver Oligonucleotide Drugs into Cells Described in Nucleic Acid Therapeutics

New Rochelle, NY — Therapeutic oligonucleotide analogs represent a new and promising family of drugs that act on nucleic acid targets such as RNA or DNA; however, their effectiveness has been limited due to difficulty crossing the cell membrane. ... Full story

Beating the clock: UGA researchers develop new treatment for rabies

Athens, Ga. - Successfully treating rabies can be a race against the clock. Those who suffer a bite from a rabid animal have a brief window of time to seek medical help before the virus takes root in the central nervous system, at which point the disease is almost invariably fatal. ... Full story

Beating the clock: UGA researchers develop new treatment for rabies

Athens, Ga. - Successfully treating rabies can be a race against the clock. Those who suffer a bite from a rabid animal have a brief window of time to seek medical help before the virus takes root in the central nervous system, at which point the disease is almost invariably fatal. ... Full story

Diaper compound may expand power of microscopes

NIH-funded study may change the way scientists photograph large tissues ... Full story

Researchers Grow Functional Tissue-Engineered Intestine from Human Cells

Regenerative medicine technique brings surgeons one step closer to helping patients ... Full story

Pictured Together for the First Time: a Chemokine and its Receptor

Researchers capture 3D structure of a molecular interaction that influences cancer, inflammation and HIV infection ... Full story

First major analysis of Human Protein Atlas is published in Science

A research article published in Science on 23 January presents the first major analysis based on the Human Protein Atlas, including a detailed picture of the proteins that are linked to cancer, the number of proteins present in the bloodstream, and the targets for all approved drugs on the market. Professor Gunnar von Heijne at Stockholm University is one of the co-authors of the article. ... Full story

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