Algorithm Predicts Life Expectancy After Heart AttackNews
A new algorithm developed by UCLA researchers more accurately predicts which people will survive heart failure, and for how long, whether or not they receive a heart transplant. The algorithm would allow doctors to make more personalized assessments of people who are awaiting heart transplants, which in turn could enable health care providers to make better use of limited life-saving resources and potentially reduce health care costs.
Computation and Chemistry Combine to Create World-First Auxetic ProteinNews
A team of chemists at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) has now designed a two-dimensional protein crystal that toggles between states of varying porosity and density. This is a first in biomolecular design that combined experimental studies with computation done on supercomputers. The research, published in April 2018 in Nature Chemistry, could help create new materials for renewable energy, medicine, water purification, and more.
The American Gut: Microbiome Project Uses Crowdsourced DataNews
Researchers have published the first major results from the American Gut Project , a crowdsourced, global citizen science effort. The project is the largest published study to date of the human microbiome — the unique microbial communities that inhabit our bodies.READ MORE
The process of assessing and monitoring heart disease, the leading cause of death in the US, is often expensive and time-consuming. A new app that incorporates pulse data to diagnose arterial changes could simplify the whole process.READ MORE
In 2018, your death doesn't just leave behind a body. It leaves behind a huge online footprint - your digital remains. A new study asks whether these remains should be treated and respected as a corpse would, and whether museums may provide a blueprint for the preservation process.READ MORE
Many strains of bacteria have become resistant to existing antibiotics, and very few new drugs have been added to the antibiotic arsenal .Researchers have now developed a promising streamlined approach to developing such drugs using a computer algorithm that mimics the natural process of evolution.READ MORE
A multi-institutional project to understand one of the major targets of human drug design has produced new insights into how structural communication works in a cell component called a G protein-coupled receptor.READ MORE
First-of-its-kind, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility with capacity to produce treatment for thousands of patients suffering from rare genetic disorders or life-threatening diseases.READ MORE
Quartzy, a free online lab supply management and ordering platform, will now be made available to Lab Launch Inc. labs, which will provide new labs with software and equipment.READ MORE