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To Create 3-D Shapes of Living Tissue; Bioengineers Reported

A study has been declined that many of the complex folded shapes that form mammalian tissues can be recreated with very simple instructions. By patterning mechanically active mouse or human cells to thin layers of extracellular matrix fibers, the researchers could create bowls, coils, and ripples out of living tissue. The cells collaborated mechanically through a web of these fibers to fold themselves up in predictable ways, mimicking natural developmental processes. This study was published in the journal Developmental Cell.

Test to determine the pathogen mutation for infectious disease progression

According to this study, Researchers have developed an inductive algorithm to study nucleotide frequencies using a multi-strain SIR model. Sequencing also benefits epidemiological studies, such as the identification, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious diseases. These processes of sequence data will help scientists to understand organism function. This study got published in SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics.

Safety and Efficacy of Investigational ZPIV vaccine

The investigational Zika purified inactivated virus (ZPIV) vaccine was well-tolerated and induced an immune response in participants, according to initial results from three Phase 1 clinical trials. Scientists at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), part of the U.S. Department of Defense, are developing the vaccine as well as leading one of the trials. The results are published in The Lancet.

Shorter Radiation Course may Reduce Risk of Prostate Cancer Recurrence

A new study published in the journal European Urology Focus revealed that the one-month duration hypo-fractionated radiation therapy (HRT), was associated with a significant improvement in recurrence compared to the two-month duration conventionally fractionated high dose external beam radiation therapy (CRT) and therefore would be reasonable to consider in men with intermediate risk prostate cancer and who do not have risk factors that could predispose the patient to bladder side effects several years after the treatment is complete.