Taking CT scanning and diagnosis to the next level with a big increase in resolution and scale

To diagnose and treat diseases like cancer, scientists and doctors must understand how cells respond to different medical conditions and treatments. Researchers have developed a new way to study disease at the cellular level. Dr. Keith Cheng, distinguished professor of pathology, pharmacology and biochemistry and molecular biology at Penn State College of Medicine, and a team

Taking CT scanning and diagnosis to the next level with a big increase in resolution and scale

Electro stimulation of the vagus nerve could provide a novel treatment approach for patients with rheumatoid arthritis

The results of a pilot study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) suggest that electro stimulation of one of the nerves connecting the brain to the body (the vagus nerve), could provide a novel treatment approach for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. “This is a really exciting development. For many patients

Electro stimulation of the vagus nerve could provide a novel treatment approach for patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Identifying malignant tissue in brain tumours during surgery with an artificial nose

An artificial nose developed at Tampere University, Finland, helps neurosurgeons to identify cancerous tissue during surgery and enables the more precise excision of tumours. Electrosurgical resection using devices such as an electric knife or diathermy blade is currently a widely used technique in neurosurgery. When tissue is burned, tissue molecules are dispersed in the form

Identifying malignant tissue in brain tumours during surgery with an artificial nose

It’s Here: Salmonella resistant to antibiotics of last resort

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found a gene that gives Salmonella resistance to antibiotics of last resort in a sample taken from a human patient in the U.S. The find is the first evidence that the gene mcr-3.1 has made its way into the U.S. from Asia. There are more than 2,500 known serotypes of Salmonella. In the

It’s Here: Salmonella resistant to antibiotics of last resort

A new non-invasive biopsy device means no need for a scalpel

Using sound vibrations and pulses of near-infrared light, a Rutgers University scientist has developed a new “virtual biopsy” device that can quickly determine a skin lesion’s depth and potential malignancy without using a scalpel. The ability to analyze a skin tumor non-invasively could make biopsies much less risky and distressing to patients, according to a report in

A new non-invasive biopsy device means no need for a scalpel

New machine learning method can predict whether an at-risk person will later develop psychosis with 93 percent accuracy

A machine-learning method discovered a hidden clue in people’s language predictive of the later emergence of psychosis — the frequent use of words associated with sound. The journal npj Schizophrenia published the findings by scientists at Emory University and Harvard University. The researchers also developed a new machine-learning method to more precisely quantify the semantic richness of

New machine learning method can predict whether an at-risk person will later develop psychosis with 93 percent accuracy

Sunlight and air produces liquid hydrocarbon fuels under real field conditions

Researchers from ETH Zurich have developed a novel technology that produces liquid hydrocarbon fuels exclusively from sunlight and air. For the first time worldwide they demonstrate the entire thermochemical process chain under real field conditions. The new solar mini-refinery is located on the roof of ETH’s Machine Laboratory building in Zurich. Carbon-neutral fuels are crucial

Sunlight and air produces liquid hydrocarbon fuels under real field conditions

More carbon neutral fuels progress

Chemists at EPFL have developed an efficient process for converting carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide, a key ingredient of synthetic fuels and materials. The carbon dioxide (CO2) produced when fossil fuels are burned is normally released into the atmosphere. Researchers working on synthetic fuels – also known as carbon-neutral fuels – are exploring ways to

More carbon neutral fuels progress

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