Researchers from the Francis Crick Institute and the Institute of Cancer Research found a drug class for lung cancer treatment. This research was conducted on mice where they found lung tumor shrunk considerably when a certain protein (p110α) was blocked. The lung tumor caused due to mutation of a gene known as EGFR. The research was published in Cell Reports. The results are profound, as a drugs class, which is
Scientists warn us about the atrocities we have implied upon nature in order to suffice our selfish needs. There is a possibility that soon there will be scarcity of pure air and water in order to breathe and survive. Therefore researchers are looking for various ways and means to avoid such calamities. They are focusing on natural resources that are present in abundance and can be converted into survival prospect.
A US-based scientific team successfully devised a chemical-triggered electrical protein switch which can be used to control the flow of electrons within cells. The ground-breaking invention could be the next step towards developing next-generation bioelectronics. The technology can further aid in the creation of smart pills which can be used to release medication on demand. The switches were tested using E Coli bacteria as a platform. A chemical is introduced
Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films researchers have developed a novel bone implants. The implant is designed to fit precisely, and have variable dimensions and improved stability. A special type of polymer is a key ingredient for creating the bone implants. The uses of a plasma jet for applying a layer of cell-growth promoters to the bone implants. Individual layers coated with a cold plasma are further treated
Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have designed a novel type of electrically simulating dressing. The wound dressing is intended to accelerate the process of healing dramatically. The dressing additionally utilizes the electrical pulses generated by the patient’s own body that would boost tissue growth. At the same time, this bandage is highly cost-efficient. Xudong Wang, a scientist at UW-Madison, expresses the research group’s surprise at the speed of wound