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Newswise: NIH, NIST researchers use artificial intelligence for quality control of stem cell-derived tissues

NIH, NIST researchers use artificial intelligence for quality control of stem cell-derived tissues

NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

Researchers at the National Eye Institute used artificial intelligence to evaluate stem cell-derived “patches” of retinal pigment epithelium tissue for implanting into the eyes of patients with age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness.

Channels: All Journal News, Vision, National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Eye Institute (NEI),

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14-Nov-2019 4:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Scientist receives $3.5 million NIH grant to study pain-relief and cannabis

Scientist receives $3.5 million NIH grant to study pain-relief and cannabis

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Ziva Cooper, research director of the UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative, has been awarded a $3.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct a five-year study assessing the pain-relieving effects of cannabis and cannabinoids, the chemicals in the cannabis plant.

Channels: Pain, National Institutes of Health (NIH),

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13-Nov-2019 5:05 PM EST
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How cells decide when to accept extracellular packages

Cornell University

Endocytosis, a fundamental process that cells use to take in macromolecules, functions a lot like an airlock on a spaceship – but squishier, says Dr. Gunther Hollopeter, assistant professor of molecular medicine at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Channels: All Journal News, Alzheimer's and Dementia, Cancer, Cardiovascular Health, Cell Biology, National Institutes of Health (NIH),

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13-Nov-2019 4:35 PM EST
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Mailed self-sampling kits helped more women get screened for cervical cancer

University of Washington

Signaling a potential major change in cervical cancer screening options for American women, a new study found that mailed self-sampling kits that test for HPV — the virus that can cause cervical cancer — helped significantly more women get screened for the cancer.

Channels: All Journal News, Cancer, Healthcare, In the Home, Women's Health, National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), JAMA,

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4-Nov-2019 3:00 PM EST
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Newswise: Tulane researcher studying link between stress and mental health disease

Tulane researcher studying link between stress and mental health disease

Tulane University

Tulane neuroscience professor Jeffrey Tasker was awarded a $2.1 million grant to study the effects of stress on the brain and how severe stress contributes to mental health disorders.

Channels: All Journal News, Behavioral Science, Mental Health, Neuro, Psychology and Psychiatry, National Institutes of Health (NIH),

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5-Nov-2019 2:40 PM EST
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Newswise: Scientists unveil search-and-replace genome editing

Scientists unveil search-and-replace genome editing

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Researchers have designed a more precise and versatile genome editing system, named prime editing, that harnesses the power of CRISPR-Cas9 in combination with another protein, reverse transcriptase, to directly edit DNA in human cells.

Channels: All Journal News, Cell Biology, Genetics, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Nature (journal), Grant Funded News,

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1-Nov-2019 9:50 AM EDT
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Newswise: Mitochondrial activity in lung tumors predicts response to drug inhibitor
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Bionic breakthrough

University of Utah

University of Utah mechanical engineers are developing the world’s first truly bionic legs, a self-powered prosthetic limb with a computer processor and motorized joints in the ankle and knee that enable an amputee to walk with more power, vigor and better balance.

Channels: All Journal News, Diabetes, Engineering, Healthcare, National Institutes of Health (NIH),

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30-Oct-2019 8:00 AM EDT
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