Nanocarriers may be able to deliver medication for a variety of mental and neurological disorders, which will be a breakthrough for many drug-resistant and otherwise untreatable illnesses.
The FDA approved an active hemostatic agent called Raplixa for use in surgery in April 2015. Hemostatic agents may be considered either mechanical or active. Mechanical agents prevent bleeding by forming a mechanical barrier, whereas active hemostats contain active biological materials.
Cancer cells are often present in the body without ever turning into full-blown cancer. In theory, the body has natural mechanisms which seek out and destroy cancer cells. It truly becomes “cancer” when cancer cells are able to evade immune detection and destruction, and set up camp within the body. […]
Almost every researcher has been in the situation where, halfway through an assay, he realizes that he doesn’t have the chemical he needs for the next step. Not only does this leave him tearing his hair out in frustration, it can be a major drain on lab resources. Especially in […]
Arsenic, while more infamously linked to poisons, has historically been considered an essential element for human nutrition and to have medicinal qualities, such as in the treatment of ulcers and sleeping sickness. However, in light of recent studies concerning the safety of arsenic in rice-based products, the FDA has offered draft guidance on the amount of inorganic arsenic found in infant rice cereal.
In mid-June, researchers reported that they were able to use next-generation sequencing to diagnose suspected brain infections, which are often arduous and complicated to diagnose. After taking biopsies of brain lesions, a metagenomic analysis was performed on the tissue. In a number of the patients, this lead to individualized precision treatment based on the bacteria identified. With all of the specialized disciplines surrounding populations of cells/organisms and the functioning parts within cells, researchers have multitudes of information at their disposal—now what?
Who says consumers can’t make a difference? Increased awareness about environmental issues have affected people’s buying patterns and CPG companies are taking notice. With the growing demand for goods sourced from sustainable materials, organizations need to respond to the shifting market focus in order to remain competitive. From green laundry […]
While complaints have been leveled against the amount of time it’s taken to develop effective mental health therapies, the brain is one of the most intricate organs in the human body. Mental health professionals often rely upon a combination of prescription drugs and behavioral therapies to help patients—so is it […]
A few decades ago, the only people who completed marathons were the most serious runners. Today, endurance events are increasingly popular among everyday athletes. Weekend warriors who once stuck to road 5Ks and leisurely bike rides are now tackling half-marathons, marathons, triathlons and cycling tours. Many of these athletes fuel […]
It’s 1995 in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and a man is infected with the Ebola virus. Years later scientists would draw his blood and begin to analyze the antibodies in the sample, hoping to find information leading to a cure for Ebola. Now, the recently published results of this […]