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Monitoring Anticoagulant Treatments to Deliver Personalized Therapies, New Device Developed

Researchers of the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) and CIBER Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (CIBER-BBN) have developed a biosensor device to monitor anticoagulants such as Sintrom (acenocoumarol) and deliver a personalized therapy in which the patient or doctor can adjust the drug dose to achieve the optimal effect.

Neonatal Rotavirus Infection Worsened by Sugars and Microbiome in Mother's Milk

Using a multidisciplinary approach, an international team of researchers from several institutions, including Baylor College of Medicine, reveals that complex interactions between sugars and the microbiome in human milk influence neonatal rotavirus infection. Reported in the journal Nature Communications, this study provides new understanding of rotavirus infections in newborns and identifies maternal components that could improve the performance of live, attenuated rotavirus vaccines.