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How the brain’s immune cells can slow down development

Share on PinterestCan microglia play a protective role in Alzheimer’s? A new study investigates. Image credit: Andriy Onufriyenko/Getty Images. Immune cells called microglia take in infected and damaged cells in the brain. A new study suggests that microglia can also inhibit the build-up of a toxic protein in the brains of people with preclinical Alzheimer’s […]

7 AI predictions for 2023 from IT leaders

December is here, so you know what that means: holiday parties, New Year’s resolutions, and a slew of technology predictions. We decided to focus on a trend that matters most to IT leaders – concrete artificial intelligence (AI) insights for your team and your business. The potential impacts of AI are wide-ranging – as are […]

The COVID-19 pandemic caused rapid brain aging in young people

In a recent Biological Psychiatry: Global Open Science study, Stanford University researchers assess how stress and social disruptions caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic have affected neurological development in young adults. Examination: Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health and brain maturation in youth: Implications for analysis of longitudinal data. Image credit: […]

Genetically engineered, cancer-killing herpes virus may fight tumors

Share on PinterestScientists are trying to use viruses to fight cancer. DBenitostock/Stocksy The notion of using viruses to treat cancer is an old one. But the use of genetically modified viruses to treat cancer began to be longer investigated in the 90s. Different viruses have different properties, and researchers are investigating the effect of different […]

New radioactive tumor implant wipes out pancreatic cancer

The new approach combines traditional chemotherapy drugs with a new method of tumor irradiation. A combination of internal radiation and chemotherapy resolves tumors in 80% of mice across multiple models. Duke University biomedical engineers have demonstrated the most effective pancreatic cancer treatment yet recorded in mouse models. While most mouse trials consider growth arrest a […]

Integra LifeSciences announces final agreement to

Acquisition will add distinct new product solution to plastic and reconstructive surgery to meet clinical needs and improve patient outcomes Deploys capital to support strong profitable growth and greater returns to our shareholders PRINCETON, NJ, Dec. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Integra LifeSciences Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:IART), a leading global medical technology company, today announced that […]

Innovize Joins Excel Scientific to Strengthen Vance Street Capital’s Advanced MedTech and Life Sciences Materials and Contract Manufacturing Platform

Innovize’s advanced technical and manufacturing capabilities further expand the platform’s offerings into new advanced medical and diagnostic applications and provide exposure to innovative, high-growth end markets. THE MEADOWS, 29 November 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Vance Street Capital LLC (“Vance Street”) has completed the acquisition of Innovize, LLC (“Innovize”), an advanced medical contract manufacturer primarily focused on […]

How two structurally different lemon pectins modulate the gut microbiota

A diet that includes fruits and vegetables contains pectins (plant polysaccharides). Pectin cannot be metabolized by mammalian cells in the gastrointestinal tract, but is fermented by the gut microbiota in the large intestine, where short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) are released. Previous studies have investigated the prebiotic properties of pectin. However, results have been inconsistent, most […]

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