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Researchers Discover a Promising Drug Target for Bowel Cancer
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The identification of this target is particularly exciting as it is unique to tumour cells, meaning that it is less toxic compared to existing therapies.

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A New Approach to Hemoglobin Analysis
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To overcome some of the limitations of conventional methods of hemoglobin analysis, researchers from the University of Washington have recently developed a new approach utilizing microfluidics.

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Academics Hone in on Human Antibodies to Fight Zika and Dengue Viruses
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An academic collaboration has developed monoclonal antibodies that could directly overcome two of the most prevalent mosquito-borne viruses in the world.

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Origami-based Fast, Reconfigurable Flow Switch for Paper Microfluidics
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Researchers have recently developed a new type of switch for paper microfluidics made out of folded chromatography paper, published in Lab on a Chip. We spoke to Santosh Pandey, Associate Professor, Iowa State University, to learn more about the origami-based switch and the advantages it can offer.

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Studying the Role of Astrocytes and Microglia in Neurodegenerative Disease: in vivo animal models or in vitro cell culture?
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New in vitro cell culture methods, such as three-dimensional co-cultures of primary human cells that more accurately mimic the in vivo multicellular environment can, therefore, complement or even replace in vivo studies using animal models.

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Organoids: The mini-organs advancing the study of human development and disease
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A "hot topic" in the last few years, organoids are becoming very attractive tools to study human development and disease.

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Personalised Medicine: Transforming lives one diagnosis at a time
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No longer confined to research projects and blue sky thinking, personalised medicine is having an impact in the real world, providing smarter diagnosis, guiding treatment decisions and producing better outcomes.

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Umbilical Cord-Derived Stem Cells Could Help Those with Heart Failure
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Umbilical cord-derived stem cells could be the answer for patients with heart failure. A study published yesterday, indicates that cardiac muscle function and quality-of-life could be enhanced after treatment with this specific type of stem cell.

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Neurons Encoding the Homeostatic Drive to Drink Found
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Using cutting-edge neuroscience techniques, researchers have identified 176 neurons in the hypothalamus crucial for mediating the survival behavioral drive to drink.

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Encouraging Step Towards a Potential Therapeutic Strategy for Asthma
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Researchers have discovered a compound with the ability to induce long-lasting bronchorelaxation and prevent hyperreactivity in murine models of asthma.

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