Tag: Genetics

Nanolasers to Shine Light on Things Inside Body

At the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, scientists have created microscopic lasers that may end up being used for imaging inside the body, control of biological activity via optogenetics, and performing novel biological studies on living specimens. The lasers, which are about 5 microns in diameter, smaller than red blood cells, turn infrared (Read more...)

New Microscopy Technique Can Image Living Tissues in Real Time

Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a new microscopy technique that can image living tissue in real time, without the need for chemical stains or dyes. The technique can achieve significant detail, such as allowing researchers to see the movement of vesicles, which are tiny transport packages, between cells. This approach could (Read more...)

Light Beams Guide Growth of Cells and Entire Tissues

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), a European intergovernmental research organization, has announced that its scientists have managed to harness the power of optogenetics to guide how cells and tissues grow. They were able to generate different tissue shapes, a capability that may develop into growing tissues for therapeutic applications (Read more...)

Hairy Frosted Glass Slides Capture Circulating Tumor Cells for Screening and Early Diagnosis

Biopsies are typically the way prostate cancer is identified, but prostate cancers also release circulating tumor cells (CTCs) that are telltale signs of the presence of the disease. Because they’re so rare and difficult to separate from whole blood, CTCs remain rarely used for establishing diagnoses. Researchers from the Chinese Academy of S (Read more...)

System for 3D Printing Bioengineered Muscles and Tendons

A team of Swiss researchers has developed a microplate system for printing engineered muscle and tendon tissue. The investigators were able to create a microwell plate that allows tissue to adhere to it and the system constantly monitors progress, screens the growth and selects the desired results. The system may end up being used for […]

Blood Test for Quick and Early Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is notoriously famous for being a merciless killer, but the reality is that our current inability to diagnose it early is what makes it so intractable. Earlier diagnosis would allow therapies to be initiated before the cancer becomes untreatable. Researchers at University of California, San Diego may have just developed a blo (Read more...)

AmnioStem Amniotic Fluid Stem Cell Therapy for Stroke

Creative Medical Technology Holdings, a Phoenix, Arizona firm, has filed for a patent for its AmnioStem amniotic fluid derived stem cell therapy for treatment of stroke. According to the company, “The patent application covers the use of the Company’s newly licensed AmnioStem stem cell as a production means for generation of nanoparticl (Read more...)