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Bacterial Pneumonia Diagnosis With aid of Nanoparticles-Based Technology

MIT researchers have now developed a nanoparticle-based technology that could be used to improve the speed of diagnosis. This type of sensor could also be used to monitor whether antibiotic therapy has successfully treated the infection, says Sangeeta Bhatia, the John and Dorothy Wilson Professor of Health Sciences and Technology and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the senior author of the study.

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.

Psychological Intervention Proves 'Life-changing' For Women Experiencing Domestic Abuse

Training domestic violence and abuse (DVA) advocates delivering psychological support to women experiencing DVA could significantly improve the health of those affected. In a randomized controlled trial led by researchers from the University of Bristol, women who received the intervention showed reduced symptoms of psychological distress, depression and post-traumatic stress compared to those who received just advocacy