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Watching Stem Cells Repair Spinal Cord in Real Time
Watching Stem Cells Repair Spinal Cord in Real Time
News   Jun 23, 2018

Clues to the reversal of brain and spine injury.

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Combining Different Malaria Vaccines Could Reduce Cases by 91%
Combining Different Malaria Vaccines Could Reduce Cases by 91%
News   Jun 20, 2018

Using two experimental anti-malarial vaccines, which work in different ways, can greatly reduce the number of malaria infections in animal studies. Experimental vaccines, which independently achieve 48% and 68% reductions in malaria cases, can achieve 91% reduction when combined.

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Chemists Design 'Mini-ecosystems' to Test Drug Function
Chemists Design 'Mini-ecosystems' to Test Drug Function
News   Jun 19, 2018

Scripps Research scientists have solved a major problem in chemistry and drug development by using droplet-sized 'miniecosystems' to quickly see if a molecule can function as a potential therapeutic.

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Cell Technology Used to Treat Osteochondral Knee Defect
Cell Technology Used to Treat Osteochondral Knee Defect
News   Jun 19, 2018

Autologous cells of stromal vascular fraction were transplanted to a 36-year-old man with the use of fibrin matrix.

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Novel Method for Testing Vaccine Safety
Novel Method for Testing Vaccine Safety
News   Jun 18, 2018

Scientists from the Institut Pasteur, the CNRS and Sanofi Pasteur have recently developed a novel alternative method to animal testing that can be used to verify the safety of vaccines such as the yellow fever vaccine.

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Recruiting Microbes to Combat Cholera Infection
Recruiting Microbes to Combat Cholera Infection
News   Jun 14, 2018

MIT engineers have developed a probiotic mix of natural and engineered bacteria to diagnose and treat cholera, an intestinal infection that causes severe dehydration.

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Vaccine Based on Spider Silk
Vaccine Based on Spider Silk
News   Jun 13, 2018

By successfully encapsulating a vaccine into a spider silk microparticle researchers have discovered a novel technique that will help fight cancer and certain infectious diseases.

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Sartorius Stedim Biotech and Siemens Sign Automation Agreement
Sartorius Stedim Biotech and Siemens Sign Automation Agreement
News   Jun 13, 2018

Siemens becomes a preferred supplier for automation solutions. Product portfolio of Sartorius Stedim Biotech to feature a globally standardized automation platform in the future.

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Treg Cells Protect Babies from Getting HIV Infection from their Mothers
Treg Cells Protect Babies from Getting HIV Infection from their Mothers
News   Jun 11, 2018

Treg cells, a type of regulatory lymphocyte, may be protecting babies in the womb from getting infected with the HIV virus when the mother is infected.

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Breaking Through a Tumor’s Defenses
Breaking Through a Tumor’s Defenses
News   Jun 08, 2018

Researchers have shown that some tumors use not one but two levels of protection against the immune system. Knocking out one level boosted the protective effects of the second and vice versa. A two-pronged approach targeting both cell types simultaneously may offer a promising route for the development of new cancer immunotherapies.

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