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Clues to Early Lung Transplant Failure Uncovered

Among organ transplant patients, those receiving new lungs face a higher rate of organ failure and death compared with people undergoing heart, kidney and liver transplants. One of the culprits is inflammation that damages the newly transplanted lung.

Brain Mechanisms Linked To Memory Reactivation

According to a new study, researchers examine that sleep presents an opportune time for important, new memories to become stabilized. And it is long been known which brain waves are produced during sleep. They set out to better understand the brain mechanisms that secure memory storage. They described as bursts of brain activity typically lasting around one second, were linked to memory reactivation. "Sleep spindle refractoriness segregates periods of memory reactivation." The study was published in the journal Current Biology.

Gut Bacteria Play Major Role in Anti-seizure Effects of Ketogenic Diet

UCLA scientists have identified specific gut bacteria that play an essential role in the anti-seizure effects of the high-fat, low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet. The study, published today in the journal Cell, is the first to establish a causal link between seizure susceptibility and the gut microbiota—the 100 trillion or so bacteria and other microbes that reside in the human body's intestines

 

Integration of Organs-on-Chips Technology into Drug Development Labs

Emulate, Inc. has formed a collaborative partnership with AstraZeneca’s Innovative Medicines and Early Development (IMED) Biotech Unit to embed its Organs-on-Chips technology within the laboratories of the IMED Drug Safety organization. As part of the agreement, Emulate plans to co-locate scientists within AstraZeneca’s laboratories.

The aim of this agreement is to accelerate the development of Organs-on-Chips technology and testing within the context of a pharmaceutical organization.