Worcester Polytechnic Team Grows Heart Tissue on Spinach Leaves

Worcester Polytechnic Team Grows Heart Tissue on Spinach Leaves

Worcester, MA…Researchers face a fundamental challenge as they seek to scale up human tissue regeneration from small lab samples to full-size tissues, bones, even whole organs to implant in people to treat disease or traumatic injuries: how to establish a vascular system that delivers blood deep into the developing tissue. Current bioengineering techniques, including 3-D […]

City Of Hope Researchers Achieve Cancer Remission Using Car-T Cell Therapy On Glioblastoma Brain Tumors

City Of Hope Researchers Achieve Cancer Remission Using Car-T Cell Therapy On Glioblastoma Brain Tumors

Duarte, CA…City of Hope researchers recently reported on the successful treatment of a patient with recurrent multifocal glioblastoma using CAR-T therapy, a type of immunotherapy, to effectively attack cells with the IL13Rα2 antigen which is common in brain cancer. A case study published in the Dec. 29 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine […]

Get Free Help With Your Medicare

Get Free Help With Your Medicare

San Francisco, CA…The column is by Cate Kortzeborn, Medicare’s acting regional administrator for Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and the Pacific Territories to help people understand their Medicare benefits better. When someone with Medicare finds his or her way to my office phone, it’s often because of a complicated and snarly issue that’s going to take […]

Scientists Film Bacteria’s Maneuvers As They Become Impervious To Drugs

Scientists Film Bacteria’s Maneuvers As They Become Impervious To Drugs

Boston, MA….This is the best visualization of the progression of antibiotic bacteria we have ever seen.  The following is from the Harvard Medical School that should have all of us cutting back on the antibiotics.  “In a creative stroke inspired by Hollywood wizardry, scientists from Harvard Medical School and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have designed a […]

FDA Modernizes Nutrition Label For Packaged Foods

FDA Modernizes Nutrition Label For Packaged Foods

Silver Springs, MD…Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took a major step in making sure consumers have updated nutritional information for most packaged foods sold in the United States, that will help people make informed decisions about the foods they eat and feed their families. “I am thrilled that the FDA has finalized a […]

Modified Maggots Could Help Human Wound Healing

Modified Maggots Could Help Human Wound Healing

Raleigh, NC…In a proof-of-concept study, NC State University researchers show that genetically engineered green bottle fly (Lucilia sericata) larvae can produce and secrete a human growth factor – a molecule that helps promote cell growth and wound healing. Sterile, lab-raised green bottle fly larvae are used for maggot debridement therapy (MDT), in which maggots are […]

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