Clinical Trials & Research

Sep 29 2020 Labconco® Laboratory Washers Introduce New Level of Versatility, Capability. Labconco has advanced lab washer capability with the release of their next generation FlaskScrubber® and SteamScrubber® Glassware Washers with CleanWorks™ Operating System. The new washers can handle over 5000 different configurations of glassware and laboratory utensils, using a vast array of modular accessories.
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The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has been spreading for nine months, infecting more than 33 million people worldwide and claiming over 997,000 lives. Early on in the pandemic, scientists have observed that some people were prone to experiencing severe illness, while others develop only mild to moderate symptoms. A handful of patients develop no symptoms
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 26 2020 Criticisms of COVID-19 models by Democratic elites in May 2020 appeared to undermine public support for the models’ use – and trust in science more broadly – according to a series of survey experiments conducted with the participation of more than 6,000 Americans. However, whether Republican elites criticized
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 26 2020 Translational research aims to speed research breakthroughs into the clinic. And yet, training for basic scientists and clinicians too often remains siloed, leading to divergent cultures and a loss of opportunity for cross-disciplinary collaboration. The South Carolina Clinical & Translational Research (SCTR) Institute’s TL1 program, a translational research
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Sep 25 2020 COVID-19 has a big impact on our daily lives and has changed the landscape of the medical and pharmaceutical industries. Image credit: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/ppe-personal-protective-equipment-industry-1676868985 Related Stories The demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) and ventilators increased dramatically, in turn significantly stretching production capacity. Companies from different industries began changing production to these critical
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Thought LeadersMª Josépa MarcoDepartment of HematologyHospital Dr. Peset The last decade has seen a revolution in cancer immunotherapy.  The demand from doctors, researchers, and pharmaceutical companies for more precise results with high sensitivity and high-quality testing is increasing immensely. In this interview, Dra. Mª Josépa Marco from the Department of Hematology at Hopsital Dr. Peset
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Sep 23 2020 SGD Pharma today announces the launch of its new full packaging solution dedicated to the cannabidiol (CBD) oil market. Combining the company’s extensive pharmaceutical packaging expertise with the need for compliant, safe packaging for CBD oils, SGD Pharma has developed Ensiemo – a glass dropper and bottle offering that meets international regulatory
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Interview conducted by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 22 2020 Thought LeadersStepan NersisyanResearcher in Biology and BiotechnologyHSE University In this interview, News-Medical speaks to Stepan Nersisyan about his research efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, and his discovery of a molecule that could replicate SARS-CoV-2. Why did you choose to research viruses and their replication? One of the
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Sponsored Content by TakedaSep 21 2020 insights from industryDr. Carmen Escuriola-Ettingshausen MDHämophilie-Zentrum Rhein Main An interview with Dr. Carmen Escuriola-Ettingshausen MD, Hämophilie-Zentrum Rhein Main, Mörfelden-Walldorf, Germany on providing personalized care for bleeding disorders such as hemophilia and von Willebrand disease. Please give an overview of prevalent bleeding disorders such as hemophilia and von Willebrand disease.
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 19 2020 Researchers from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) developed a method to perform direct ink writing (DIW) 3D printing of milk-based products at room temperature, while maintaining its temperature sensitive nutrients. 3D printing of food has been achieved by different printing methods, including the widely used
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With the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, several researchers have brought out candidate vaccines, some of which have undergone human testing. However, it is unclear whether they are genuinely protective and how long this immunity lasts. A new study published on the preprint server bioRxiv* in September 2020 reports on a Moloney murine leukemia virus (MLV) platform
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Many studies on the containment of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have dealt with the possible role of wastewater in predicting and detecting future outbreaks and understanding the epidemiology of COVID-19 disease. A recent study published on the preprint server medRxiv* in September 2020 shows that solid waste in sewage is a better substrate for testing
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Sep 16 2020 Curi Bio, a leading developer of human stem cell-based platforms for drug discovery, today announced the Mantarray™ platform for human-relevant 3D engineered muscle tissue (EMT) analysis. Curi’s Mantarray platform enables the discovery, safety, and efficacy testing of new therapeutics by providing parallel analysis of 3D EMTs with adult human-like functional profiles. By
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Even as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads in different parts of the world, scientists are still attempting to define the characteristic signs and symptoms that are useful in diagnosing the disease. This is essential knowledge to help contain severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) transmission. Especially when it comes to diagnosing symptomatic or mild cases
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Some people are more likely to experience severe coronavirus disease (COVID-19), caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). These include the elderly, people who are obese and have underlying medical conditions, such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease, lung illness, and kidney disease, among others. People who become severely ill with COVID-19 may
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 11 2020 Previously, Chen-Yu Zhang’s group have identified SID1 transmembrane family member 1 (SIDT1) as a critical membrane protein mediating dietary miRNAs absorption, which is abolished in SIDT1 deficient mice. In the present study, they demonstrate a significant frequency of human population (16%) that carry a SIDT1 polymorphism with amino
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Using data from the national register in Denmark, researchers studied how likely persons infected with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) transmit it within their households. The study found additional household members tested positive in 17% of cases after one person in the household was infected. The research is published on the preprint
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Sep 10 2020 Pioneering scientists at the Francis Crick Institute, Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (ICH) have grown human intestinal grafts using stem cells from patient tissue that could one day lead to personalized transplants for children with intestinal failure, according to a study published in
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A new study published on the aRxiv* preprint server in September 2020 shows that the host immune response, mediated by two RNA editors, causes the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) to adapt and change strain characteristics. Mutation in SARS-CoV-2 The SARS-CoV-2 is a single-strand betacoronavirus, with a large genome encoding both structural and
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Sep 8 2020 Metrion Biosciences Limited (Metrion), the specialist ion channel CRO and drug discovery company, today announced it has significantly enhanced its global business development capabilities, with additional resources now committed to supporting key regions in the USA, Europe, and Japan. Anca Haralambie has been appointed as Business Development Executive, representing Metrion in the
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 5 2020 In March, in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic in Europe, a tweet from the French Health Minister, Olivier Verán, advised patients with COVID-19 not to take ibuprofen, an anti-inflammatory drug with analgesic and antipyretic properties. He even warned that taking it would increase mortality among COVID-19
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 4 2020 In contrast to WHO´s and other expert´s advice, the worst-off countries should be extra prioritised when it comes to COVID-19 vaccine allocation, according to Professor Ole Frithjof Norheim at the University of Bergen. Once effective COVID-19 vaccines are approved, they will be scarce. WHO and others have promised
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The ongoing pandemic of COVID-19 has taken a huge health, economic, and social toll on humanity. To restore some semblance of normalcy, scientists have been focusing on finding effective vaccines and antivirals. A new report by researchers at the University of Melbourne and published on the preprint server bioRxiv* in September 2020 reports on the
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Interview conducted by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 3 2020 insights from industryJoanne CrossDirector of MarketingYourgene Health News-Medical spoke to Yourgene health on their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how they developed an accurate diagnostic test for COVID-19. What provoked Yourgene health to look into the diagnosis of COVID-19? Initially, we utilized our expertise and state-of-the-art
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Sep 2 2020 Porvair Sciences reports on testing that demonstrates how its hydrophilic Vyon® porous plastics exhibit outstanding performance in drug discovery applications due to the high hydrophilic void volume conversion of the materials’ pore structure after a special treatment process. Comparison of hydrophobic Vyon (Left) and the new hydrophilic Vyon porous polymer (Right). Related
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