Medicine

Researchers Create Single-Injection Vaccine for Poliomyelitis

A group of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has developed an injectable nanoparticle formulation of the inactivated polio vaccine that releases multiple pulses of stable antigen over time. This new vaccine could make it easier to immunize children in remote regions of Pakistan and other countries where …

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Nanoparticles Derived from Tea Leaves Kill Lung Cancer Cells

According to new research led Swansea University, UK, nanoparticles derived from leaves of the tea plant (Camellia sinensis) inhibit the growth of lung cancer cells, destroying up to 80% of them. Shivaji et al demonstrated a green, biogenic synthesis route for making quantum dots with 2-5 nm particle size using …

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MIT Creates Modular Medical Diagnostic Block

You can finally put those Lego skills from your childhood to work designing medical tests, thanks to a new project from MIT’s Little Devices Lab. Researchers there have developed a set of modular blocks that you can assemble to run various assays with liquid samples. They can measure blood glucose …

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Experimental Osteoporosis Drug Could Treat Human Hair Loss

WAY-316606, a compound originally developed to treat osteoporosis, has a dramatic stimulatory effect on human hair follicles, according to a study published in the journal PLoS Biology. The new drug enhances human hair growth. Image credit: Pexels. Male androgenetic alopecia (MAA) is the most common form of hair loss in …

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