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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CRISPR-based malaria testing on-the-fly

To achieve the goal of eradicating malaria set by the World Health Organization (WHO)'s Global Malaria Control Programme, it is critical that all local transmission of malaria parasites in defined geographic areas is eliminated. ...

Surgery

'Bandage' developed to rebuild broken bone

Researchers at King's College London have developed a material that allows transplantation of bone-forming stem cells into severe bone fractures and speeds up the healing process.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Wastewater predicts COVID-19 outbreaks days before diagnostic testing

By taking daily samples from the New Haven-area wastewater treatment plant, researchers have been able to track the progression of COVID-19 up to seven days before the same pattern is reported by compiled testing data from ...

Ophthalmology

Opening eyes to a frontier in vision restoration

A revolutionary cortical vision device, developed by Monash University researchers that could one day help restore vision to the blind, is being prepared for world-first human clinical trials in Melbourne.

Medical research

Next-gen organoids grow and function like real tissues

Organoids are fast becoming cutting-edge tools of modern life sciences. The idea is to use stem cells to build miniature tissues and organs that accurately resemble and behave like their real counterparts.

Diabetes

Painless paper patch test for glucose levels uses microneedles

Patches seem to be all the rage these days. There are birth control patches, nicotine patches, and transdermal medicinal patches, just to name a few. Now, a team of researchers led by Beomjoon Kim at the Institute of Industrial ...