Archives December 2019

Augmedics developed surgical xvision system receives FDA approval

The headset is the first augmented-reality guidance system for surgery Yokne’am Illit-based medical-tech company Augmedics recently received US Food and Drug Administration approval for its xvision system. Augmedics founder and CEO Nissan Elimelech told The Jerusalem Post on Monday the xvision system “is the first augmented-reality guidance system for surgery.” At this stage, the headset is

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Combining additive manufacturing with microfluidics: an emerging method for developing novel organs-on-chips

In the recently published ‘Combining additive manufacturing with microfluidics: an emerging method for developing novel organs-on-chips,’ Chinese researchers are exploring a complex but increasingly popular topic in 3D printing, combining the technology with devices like organs-on-chips (OOCs). As additive manufacturing continues to spur on new developments in research and other areas such as education (in

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Improved Electrospinning for Wound Care Applications

In the recently published ‘Bi-Layered Polymer Carriers with Surface Modification by Electrospinning for Potential Wound Care Applications,’ researchers from both Finland and Estonia are exploring electrospinning techniques in polymeric wound-care. For this study, the researchers used a technique combining bi-layered carriers from a blend of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and sodium alginate (SA). These carriers were

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Hematopoietic stem cell marker: A key player in the ontogeny of hematopoiesis

A group of researchers at Osaka University revealed that endothelial cell-selective adhesion molecule (ESAM), a surface marker for hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and vascular endothelial cells (ECs), played an important role in the ontogeny of hematopoiesis in mice, particularly in the development of adult-type erythropoiesis. Their research results were published in Stem Cell Reports. In hematopoiesis,

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Current Immunotherapy: Progress With Adoptive Cellular Therapies and Combinations

Source Targeted Oncology The clinical development and application of cancer immunotherapy over the past decade has translated the long-standing knowledge of the close relationship between cancerous tissues and lymphoid immune cells, dating back to the late 19th century.1,2 Today, cancer immunotherapies, all of which recruit the body’s own immune system to target and eliminate cancer cells,

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New algorithm detects even the smallest cancer metastases across the entire mouse body

Teams at Helmholtz Zentrum München, LMU Munich and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a new algorithm that enables automated detection of metastases at the level of single disseminated cancer cells in whole mice. Source: HelmholtzZentrum München – German Research Center for Environmental Health Cancer is one of the leading causes of death

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Engineered 3D Polymer and Hydrogel Microenvironments for Cell Culture Applications

In the recently published ‘Engineered 3D Polymer and Hydrogel Microenvironments for Cell Culture Applications,’ authors Daniel Fan, Urs Staufer, and Angelo Accardo explore the world of bioengineering and microenvironments, reviewing the best types of methods, materials, and challenges that must be met. Material properties are one of the most highly discussed topics today in 3D

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Lonza and Allevi Collaborate to Advance 3D Bioprinting

Collaboration brings technology and consumables together for bioprinting for research applications. Lonza brings a broad range of high-quality human-derived primary cells, stem cells and supporting culture media ideally suited for 3D bioprinting. Allevi to offer these components as part of its package of bioprinters, bioinks and software. Allevi and Lonza announce collaboration to bring the

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Higher Omega-3 Index Is Associated with Better Asthma Control and Lower Medication Dose: A Cross-Sectional Study

This study demonstrates that a higher O3I is associated with better asthma control and with lower ICS dose, suggesting that a higher erythrocyte n-3 PUFA level may have a role in asthma management. Source https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/12/1/74#metrics Asthma is a chronic inflammatory airway disease, associated with systemic inflammation. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA) have established anti-inflammatory

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