A simple and inexpensive new test can identify bacteria that are resistant to certain classes of antibiotics in a matter of minutes

When you get sick, you want the right treatment fast. But certain infectious microbes are experts at evading the very anti-bacterial drugs designed to fight them. A simple and inexpensive new test developed by UC Berkeley researchers can identify bacteria that are resistant to certain classes of antibiotics in a matter of minutes. The technique

A simple and inexpensive new test can identify bacteria that are resistant to certain classes of antibiotics in a matter of minutes

Probiotics and antibiotics join forces to eradicate drug-resistant bacteria

I In the fight against drug-resistant bacteria, MIT researchers have enlisted the help of beneficial bacteria known as probiotics. In a new study, the researchers showed that by delivering a combination of antibiotic drugs and probiotics, they could eradicate two strains of drug-resistant bacteria that often infect wounds. To achieve this, they encapsulated the probiotic bacteria

Probiotics and antibiotics join forces to eradicate drug-resistant bacteria

A new drug delivers on restored function of oxygen-starved heart tissue in an animal model of global hypoxia

A Promising New Oxygen-Delivery Therapeutic Has a Wide Range of Potential Applications Running low on oxygen is a major danger for any of your body’s tissues, but the heart is particularly sensitive to such hypoxic conditions, which can lead to long-term tissue damage or even heart attacks. In new studies conducted at UC San Francisco,

A new drug delivers on restored function of oxygen-starved heart tissue in an animal model of global hypoxia

New genetic barcoding technology identifies critical cancer immunity genes

Novel gene editing technique reveals cancer weakness in the immune system and opens possibilities to identify disease-causing genes and new drug targets Scientists at Mount Sinai have developed a novel technology for simultaneously analyzing the functions of hundreds of genes with resolution reaching the single cell level. The technology relies on a barcoding approach using

New genetic barcoding technology identifies critical cancer immunity genes

A new way to reduce delirium after surgery

Vagus nerve stimulation reduced inflammation and restored cognitive function after injury For adults over age 65, surgical complications can dampen not only their physical health but also their mental sharpness, with more than half of high-risk cases declining into delirium. In research published this week in the journal Brain Stimulation, Duke University scientists show in a

A new way to reduce delirium after surgery

Could Alzheimer’s be caused by herpes?

New evidence of a causal link between herpes viruses and Alzheimer’s reinvigorates research into the possible role of infections — and their treatment — in the disease What causes Alzheimer’s disease? The answer could be right under our noses, says leading expert Professor Ruth Itzhaki. Her latest paper presents a lifetime of research evidence that the

Could Alzheimer’s be caused by herpes?

Engineering nanoparticles that are benign by design

Study provides insight into how nanoparticles interact with biological systems Personal electronic devices — smartphones, computers, TVs, tablets, screens of all kinds — are a significant and growing source of the world’s electronic waste. Many of these products use nanomaterials, but little is known about how these modern materials and their tiny particles interact with

Engineering nanoparticles that are benign by design

Researchers have devised a way to estimate whether an individual can expect to live longer or shorter than average

By studying the effect of genetic variations on lifespan across the human genome, researchers have devised a way to estimate whether an individual can expect to live longer or shorter than average, and have advanced scientific understanding of the diseases and cellular pathways involved in aging. Their findings were presented at the American Society of

Researchers have devised a way to estimate whether an individual can expect to live longer or shorter than average

Found: A marker that can indicate whether a breast cancer patient will develop a reoccurrence of lethal metastatic cancer

For the first time ever, Mount Sinai researchers have identified a protein as a marker that can indicate whether a cancer patient will develop a reoccurrence of lethal, metastatic cancer, according to a clinical study published in Breast Cancer Research in October. The researchers found that when cells from a breast cancer patient’s original tumor metastasized into

Found: A marker that can indicate whether a breast cancer patient will develop a reoccurrence of lethal metastatic cancer

3D printing of lithium ion batteries in any shape

“Three-Dimensional Printing of a Complete Lithium Ion Battery with Fused Filament Fabrication” Electric vehicles and most electronic devices, such as cell phones and laptop computers, are powered by lithium-ion batteries. Until now, manufacturers have had to design their devices around the size and shape of commercially available batteries. But researchers have developed a new method

3D printing of lithium ion batteries in any shape

3D printers have unique fingerprints that can be used to trace the origin of 3D-printed goods

Like fingerprints, no 3D printer is exactly the same. That’s the takeaway from a new University at Buffalo-led study that describes what’s believed to be the first accurate method for tracing a 3D-printed object to the machine it came from. The advancement, which the research team calls “PrinTracker,” could ultimately help law enforcement and intelligence agencies track

3D printers have unique fingerprints that can be used to trace the origin of 3D-printed goods

A roadmap for quantum internet development

A quantum internet may very well be the first quantum information technology to become reality. Researchers at QuTech in Delft, The Netherlands, today published a comprehensive guide towards this goal in Science. It describes six phases, starting with simple networks of qubits that could already enable secure quantum communications – a phase that could be reality

A roadmap for quantum internet development

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