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Bacterial Cell to Reflect Sound Signals for Ultrasound Imaging

The ultimate goal is to be able to inject bacterial into the patient's body and then use ultrasound machines to hit the engineered bacteria with sound waves to generate images that reveal the locations of the microbes. The pictures would let doctors know if the treatments made it to the right place in the body and were working properly.

Malaria Parasite Blocked from Infiltrating Blood

A major international collaboration led by Melbourne researchers has discovered that the world's most widespread malaria parasite infects humans by hijacking a protein the body cannot live without. The researchers were then able to successfully develop antibodies that disabled the parasite from carrying out this activity.

Bladder Cancer: 'Very-Low-Risk' type described

According to the researchers, about 40% of patients with low-risk bladder cancer can be put into a "very-low-risk" category characterized by younger patient age, smaller tumors, and a lower recurrence rate than patients with larger tumors. The findings are published in the BJU International (formerly the British Journal of Urology).

Study Revealed; Bone Components And Their Regeneration

A new research and development for bone growth factor therapy, this involves the discovery of bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs). Some organs, like the brain and spinal cord, are protected inside bone structures—the skull and vertebrae, respectively. Other organs, such as the muscles, are attached to the skeleton. The discovery of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in 1991, coincident with the first isolation of human embryonic stem cells, also stimulated significant interest.

DNA Sequencing And Genome Assembly: International Space Station

A New research on ISS, by evaluating the performance of the MinION in a space environment, we tested it aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Durations for Mars missions are likely to range from 1.5 to 3 years, with 12 to 24 months of that time spent in transit between the planets, based on present propulsion technologies and planetary orbital dynamics. In response to spaceflight, the human immune response becomes dysregulated, microbial pathogenicity can rise during spaceflight.