Anna MacDonald

Science Writer

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Cell Science Diagnostics Microfluidics

Latest Content From Anna MacDonald

Accelerating the Development of Organs-on-Chips
Blog

Emulate, Inc. and AstraZeneca recently announced they have formed a collaborative partnership which will see Emulate's Organs-on-Chips technology embedded in AstraZeneca's Innovative Medicines and Early Development Biotech Unit.

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Henrietta Lacks: The Mother of Modern Medicine
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A portrait of Henrietta Lacks has recently been unveiled at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, to recognize her life and the vital contributions HeLa cells have made to science.

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AI and Humans: Working Together to Improve Diagnosis
Blog

To learn more about the impact AI has already had on diagnostics and health services, as well as some of its future capabilities, we spoke to Chris Scarisbrick.

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Novel Neuromuscular Junction Model Benefits Drug Discovery
Blog

The first functional stem-cell derived neuromuscular junction model has recently been licensed, which could help the quest to develop new drugs to treat associated neurodegenerative diseases. We caught up with James Hickman, CSO, Hesperos, to learn more about the model, and some of the benefits it brings.

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Harnessing Stem Cells for Blood Vessel Regeneration
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Vascugen recently announced that it had licensed stem cell technology for blood vessel regeneration at IU School of Medicine, which could lead to new treatment options for patients suffering from Peripheral Artery Disease and Critical Limb Ischemia. We caught up with Carter Cliff, CEO, Vascugen to learn more about the technology and the science behind it.

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Overcoming Challenges in Clinical Microbiology Labs with Informatics and Automation
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We spoke to Steve Conly, Vice President & General Manager, Microbiology for BD Diagnostics Systems, to learn more about the challenges facing clinical microbiology labs, and how informatics and automation solutions can help overcome these.

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Newly Discovered Biomarker Could Help Diagnose Hearing Loss Earlier
Blog

In collaboration with UConn, Sensorion have identified the first potential biomarker for noise-induced hearing loss, findings which were recently presented at the 53rd American Neurotology Society Annual Spring Meeting.

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Tracking the Heritability of Cell Stress
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As part of work recently published in Science Advances, a team of researchers from the Institute of Systems Biology at Yale University has built a microfluidic device to demonstrate that single cells preserve a memory of their mother's dynamic response to glucose limitation stress for multiple generations.

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8 Mini-Organs Pushing the Boundaries of Science
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In this list we highlight 8 exciting examples of recently developed “organs in a dish”.

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What Makes Hair Curl?
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In work published in the Journal of Experimental Biology, scientists from New Zealand and Japan tested two previously proposed theories of hair curvature using curly merino sheep wool.

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