New method developed for ‘up-sizing’ mini organs used in medical research

A team of engineers and scientists has developed a method of ‘multiplying’ organoids: miniature collections of cells that mimic the behavior of various organs and are promising tools for the study of human biology and disease. The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, used their method to culture and grow a ‘mini-airway’, the first time […]

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Immune response to insulin could identify, help treat those at risk for type 1 diabetes

Researchers from the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that immune responses to insulin could help identify individuals most at risk for developing Type 1 diabetes. The study, out recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, measured immune responses from individuals genetically […]

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Brain protein that causes Alzheimer’s also protects against the disease

Findings from a new study on Alzheimer’s disease (AD), led by researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (USask), could eventually help clinicians identify people at highest risk for developing the irreversible, progressive brain disorder and pave the way for treatments that slow or prevent its onset. The research, published in the journal Scientific Reports in […]

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Popular tool for measuring child feeding practices validated by researcher

A Rochester Institute of Technology researcher has validated a tool measuring adherence to a popular child feeding approach used by pediatricians, nutritionists, social workers and child psychologists to assess parents’ feeding practices and prevent feeding problems. The best-practice approach, known as the Satter Division of Responsibility in Feeding, has now been rigorously tested and peer […]

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