Programmable swarmbots make flexible biological tools

Biomedical engineers have developed a new platform to create biological drugs using specially engineered bacteria that burst and release useful proteins when they sense...

Scientists prove low cost arthritis drug can effectively treat blood cancer sufferers

A simple arthritis drug could be an effective, low cost solution to treat patients with blood cancers such as polycythemia vera (PV) and essential...

Virtual reality training could improve employee safety

A new study suggests employee safety could be improved through use of virtual reality (VR) in Health and Safety training, such as fire evacuation...

Shorter people are at higher risk of type 2 diabetes, study shows

Short stature is associated with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. Tall stature is associated with a lower...

More than Lyme: Tick study finds multiple agents of tick-borne diseases

Scientists reported on the prevalence of multiple agents capable of causing human disease that are present in three species of ticks in Long Island. Source:...

Human hearts evolved for endurance

Major physical changes occurred in the human heart as people shifted from hunting and foraging to farming and modern life. As a result, human...

New way to target cancer's diversity and evolution

Scientists have revealed close-up details of a vital molecule involved in the mix and match of genetic information within cells -- opening up the...

Predicting risk of heart failure for diabetes patients with help from machine learning

A new study unveils a new, machine-learning derived model that can predict, with a high degree of accuracy, future heart failure among patients with...

Gene editing tool gets sharpened by WFIRM team

Scientists have fine-tuned their delivery system to deliver a DNA editing tool to alter DNA sequences and modify gene function. The improved 'hit and...

How IL-6 allows the immune response to develop for a key cell, the T...

A preclinical study shows how the interplay of two interleukin signaling proteins, IL-6 and IL-2, affects the development of T follicular helper cells and...

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