‘Like a fishing net,’ nanonet collapses to trap drug molecules

EVANSTON, Ill. — Northwestern University researchers are casting a net for nanoparticles. The team has discovered a new, rapid method for fabricating nanoparticles from a simple, self-assembling polymer. The novel method presents new possibilities for diverse applications, including water purification, diagnostics and rapidly generating vaccine formulations, which typically require many different types of molecules to…

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COVID-19 transmission rebounds quickly after physical distancing rules are relaxed

BOSTON – Across the U.S., the relaxation of statewide physical distancing measures that are designed to control the COVID-19 pandemic frequently resulted in an immediate reversal of public health gains against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and colleagues reported. Looking at data from all 50 states and…

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TGen, Avery Therapeutics partnership studies engineered heart tissue’s mechanism of action

PHOENIX and TUCSON, Ariz. — Oct. 5, 2020 — Avery Therapeutics Inc. of Tucson has developed an engineered heart tissue, a lab-grown cardiac membrane that can help heal the heart, either following a heart attack or as a result of progressive heart disease. The heart tissue, called MyCardia™, could revolutionize the treatment of cardiovascular disease,…

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TCT Connect agenda now available

WHAT: The TCT Connect agenda is now available online at https://www.tctconnect.com/tct-full-program. TCT, the annual scientific symposium of CRF and the world’s premier educational meeting specializing in interventional cardiovascular medicine, will take place online October 14-18. Every year, TCT features major medical research breakthroughs and gathers leading researchers and clinicians from around the globe to present…

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