Medicine & Health
Current COVID-19 tests require laboratory processing, resulting in potentially sick people going to a lab or waiting days for a diagnosis. Now, with a three-year, $590,800 National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering Trailblazer Award for New and Early-Stage Investigators, Penn State researchers plan to develop an affordable and accurate at-home, saliva-based COVID-19 test, rivaling the simplicity and convenience of pregnancy tests and glucose monitors, but with higher sensitivity.
They take a blood sample and shortly afterwards researchers can find signs of whether a person is on the way to developing the disease Lupus – or is already ill. The revolutionary technique can be an important tool for diagnosing more autoimmune diseases.
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
The cutting edge of wearable systems for quantifying movement disorders with treatment through deep brain stimulation is presented in Dr. Robert LeMoyne and Timothy Mastroianni’s latest monograph, in conjunction with applied software development using Python for consolidating signal data for subsequent machine learning applications.
A new study led by Indiana University has found that brief exposure to an infographic about the scientific process may have the power to strengthen people's trust in science, including reducing the influence of COVID-19 misinformation.
- Journal of Medical Internet Research
An Optimized Derivative of an Endogenous CXCR4 Antagonist Prevents Atopic Dermatitis and Airway Inflammation https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsb.2020.12.005 Aberrant CXCR4/CXCL12 signaling is involved in many pathophysiological processes such as cancer and inflammatory diseases. A natural fragment of serum albumin, named EPI-X4, has previously been identified as endogenous peptide antagonist and inverse agonist of CXCR4 and is a promising compound for the development of improved analogues for the therapy of CXCR4-associated diseases.
- Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica B
The annual Human Brain Project (HBP) scientific conference is being held virtually for the first time on 14 and 15 October 2021.
- Human Brain Project Summit 2021