Scientists say the virus monitors bacterial chemical exchanges
- When bacteria broadcast their presence, bacteriophages may be listening
- A stunning discovery of cross-domain communication
- Research could lead to new, custom- targeted medicines
MIT researchers have discovered how to turn wasp venom into an antibiotic.
- Researchers are looking at the venom of wasps, bees, and arachnids to develop life-saving medical therapies.
- Researchers at MIT created synthetic variants of a peptide found in wasp venom that proved an effective antibiotic.
- With the "post-antibiotic era" looming, synthetic peptides could provide a way to maintain global health initiatives.
The bold technique involves surgically implanting a so-called microneedle patch directly onto the heart.
- Heart attacks leave scar tissue on the heart, which can reduce the organ's ability to pump blood throughout the body.
- The microneedle patch aims to deliver therapeutic cells directly to the damaged tissue.
- It hasn't been tested on humans yet, but the method has shown promising signs in research on animals.
The quick test would be a breakthrough in cancer treatment.
- Australian researchers find 3D nanostructures that are unique to cancer cells.
- These markers can be identified using technology that may be available on cell phones.
- Human clinical trials are next for the team.
Phone usage was found to have similar reinforcing tendencies as eating or doing drugs.
- An experiment out of Buffalo shows that students are willing to put off eating in order to look at their phones.
- The subjects were willing to pay ever increasing amounts of money to use their phones even as the price of food remained the same.
- The finding doesn't prove phone addiction is a thing, but it makes it possible.
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