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Crisis levels reached in US opioid epidemic

A new research study on the increasing United States opioid epidemic reported that deaths from overdoses have increased by two times in the last seven years. Increased critical care costs and hospitalizations are adding to the healthcare economic crisis.

Complex molecular machine in cells filters status updates

In collaboration with researchers at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Biochemists at Goethe University Frankfurt and the Max Planck Institute of Biophysics have uncovered the inner workings of a complex molecular machine in cells. The MHC-1 complex pre-selects and transmits information to the immune system in order to fight viruses, bacteria, parasites, and cancers.

Microdosing Enabled Eyedropper Technology Could Be A Boon To Both Patients And Physicians

Researchers developed a new type of eyedropper that could deliver tiny droplets of medication and treat the eye more accurately than conventional eyedroppers while reducing waste and avoiding dangerous side effects. The technology had the potential to treat especially dry eye and glaucoma, for which patients require daily use of medicated eyedrops. The research was presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology.