Artificial nose identifies malignant tissue in brain tumours during surgery

IMAGE: Flue gas created by an electric knife is fed directly into the measurement system. view more  Credit: Antti Roine An artificial nose developed at Tampere University, Finland, helps neurosurgeons to identify cancerous tissue during surgery and enables the more precise excision of tumours. Electrosurgical resection using devices such as an electric knife or diathermy blade…

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Working in the last 6 months before haemodialysis is associated with a better survival

Employment is a key determinant of quality of life for all people, including haemodialysis patients1, 2. Employment offers social support and improves patients’ lifestyle, financial status, quality of life, and self-esteem, whilst unemployed people often face financial and social difficulties as well as physical and psychological problems. Unemployed people may spiral into a deep depression,…

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Salk scientist Diana Hargreaves named Pew-Stewart Scholar for innovative cancer research

IMAGE: Diana Hargreaves, an assistant professor in Salk’s Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory, has been named a 2019 Pew-Stewart Scholar for Cancer Research as part of a partnership between the Pew… view more  Credit: Salk Institute LA JOLLA – (June 14, 2019) Diana Hargreaves, an assistant professor in Salk’s Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory, has been…

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Researchers’ discovery could lead to improved therapies for duchenne muscular dystrophy

IMAGE: Florida State researchers and their collaborators found that sarcospan can help stabilize cardiac cell membranes, which become fragile in patients with DMD. view more  Credit: Parvatiyar A new multi-institution study spearheaded by researchers at Florida State University and the University of California, Los Angeles suggests a tiny protein could play a major role in combating…

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Iowa State’s Geetu Tuteja selected for Pew Scholars Biomedical Research Program

IMAGE: This is Geetu Tuteja. view more  Credit: Iowa State University News Service AMES, Iowa — Geetu Tuteja, assistant professor in Iowa State University’s department of genetics, development and cell biology, has been selected to join the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences. She is the first Iowa State researcher to receive this honor. Tuteja is…

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Using waves to move droplets

IMAGE: A glycerol droplet travels along with the wave. Small particles in the droplet visualize the internal fluid flow. view more  Credit: De Jong et al., Sci. Adv. 2019;5: eaaw0914 Self-cleaning surfaces and laboratories on a chip become even more efficient if we are able to control individual droplets. University of Groningen professor Patrick Onck, together…

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