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New nanoparticles aid sepsis treatment in mice

Sepsis, the body’s overreaction to an infection, affects more than 1.5 million people and kills at least 270,000 every year in the U.S. alone. The standard treatment of antibiotics and…

PhD student Alana Stempien

Cell mechanics offers new clue in genetic heart disease

Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) is a mouthful of a heart disease that’s essentially an invisible ticking time bomb for the estimated 1 in 10,000 people who have it. Often,…

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Personalized disease screenings for patients with chronic conditions could save lives, money

Current healthcare guidelines focus on management of one disease and ignore some patients’ underlying, chronic conditions. New research in the journal Management Science finds that if personalized disease screening recommendations…

The colors in this image of induced pluripotent stem cells indicate the relative oxidation-reduction state of cells.

Label-free imaging, plus data science, means better quality control for biomanufacturing stem cells

By reprogramming cells from a patient to yield induced pluripotent stem cells, scientists and clinicians can wield a fertile and versatile resource for personalizing patient healthcare via regenerative medicine, cell…

Assistant Professor Justin Boutilier

Special delivery: Drone-delivered defibrillators could save lives

As a kid, Justin Boutilier would sometimes get roped into helping his dad, a paramedic and firefighter, perform automated external defibrillator demonstrations in and around his hometown of Niagara Falls,…

Play-Doh replica of Goldilocks with oxygen levels

Channeling Goldilocks creates a lab environment for cells that’s ‘just right’

Humans breathe in a mix of air containing roughly 21% oxygen—yet, the oxygen levels in our individual cells vary considerably, depending upon their location and function and our body’s overall…

pancreatic cyst CT image

A closer look: Machine learning collaborations are helping to improve medical imaging

Data science and machine learning are becoming almost ubiquitous in many facets of our daily lives. Our healthcare is no exception—and among the areas where these algorithms are poised to…

Undergrad Dhruv Biswas works with PhD student Wihan Adi in the lab

By delivering more details, biosensor boosts antibody testing

In the future, with a finger prick and a portable testing device featuring a biosensor, a light source and a camera, you might be able to check your antibody levels…