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Scientists Mimic Human Organs on Microscopic ‘Chips’ That Enable Drug Testing

Scientists Mimic Human Organs on Microscopic ‘Chips’ That Enable Drug Testing

Scientists Mimic Human Organs on Microscopic ...

By mimicking the way organs operate in the body, the organ-on-a-chip can offer a more realistic and accurate way to test new drugs. 

Getting Life-Saving Medicines Over the Brain’s Security Wall

Getting Life-Saving Medicines Over the Brain’s Security Wall

Getting Life-Saving Medicines Over the Brain’s...

Among all the organs in our body, the brain is the only one to have its own security system. It’s called the blood–brain barrier. Science is helping cnacer treatment and other medicines breach the blood- brain barrier in novel ways.   

Deploying DNA-Delivery Trucks To Fix Genetic Diseases

Deploying DNA-Delivery Trucks To Fix Genetic Diseases

Deploying DNA-Delivery Trucks To Fix Genetic...

A benign virus, turned DNA-delivery truck, may hold the potential to repair gene malfunctions that can trigger disease.

Diagnosing Disease by Voice

Diagnosing Disease by Voice

Diagnosing Disease by Voice

Detecting the occurrence of many diseases can be challenging without a blood test or other reliable screening tool. So researchers are now listening for the sounds of disease.

How the Internet of Things Could Transform Parkinson’s Care

How the Internet of Things Could Transform Parkinson’s Care

How the Internet of Things Could Transform...

Project Blue Sky, a collaboration between Pfizer and IBM, is designed to harness the Internet of Things to track the exact details of a drug’s effectiveness by monitoring interaction with an individual’s system. 

Nanoparticles as Mini Medicine Messengers

Nanoparticles as Mini Medicine Messengers

Nanoparticles as Mini Medicine Messengers

The tiniest of carriers, called nanoparticles, can make a beeline to cancer cells, taking medicine with them.

The Tiny Creature That May Teach Us How to Survive Radiation

The Tiny Creature That May Teach Us How to Survive Radiation

The Tiny Creature That May Teach Us How to...

Tardigrades may be microscopic, but they contain mammoth adaptability for surviving extremes, including deadly radiation

Could a Video Game Help Detect Alzheimer’s Disease?

Could a Video Game Help Detect Alzheimer’s Disease?

Could a Video Game Help Detect Alzheimer’s...

An IPad based game is pointing the way to the future of digital medicine to help detect Alzheimer's Disease.

Using Big Data to Discover Nature’s Medicine

Using Big Data to Discover Nature’s Medicine

Using Big Data to Discover Nature’s Medicine

Computer programmers and data scientists are working with microbiologists and chemists to unlock the medicinal potential of natural products.

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