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An artificial intelligence platform accurately diagnoses dystonia

Imagine waking up one day and noticing your voice has frequent breaks. Alarmed, you go to see your primary care physician and start a long journey of medical exams, visits with different specialists, and different assessments of your symptoms. Finally, you are diagnosed with laryngeal... click to read more

  • Davide Valeriani | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA, USA
  • Kristina Simonyan | Associate Professor at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA, USA
Views 762
Reading time 3 min
published on Jul 5, 2021
Transforming the spleen into a functioning liver

Many patients worldwide die while waiting for organ transplants. To propose a solution, over the past few decades, scientists have promised to create functional tissues in a laboratory. The aim of such 'tissue engineering' is to use living cells – building blocks of organs –... click to read more

  • Lei Dong | Professor at State Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, School of Life Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
  • Chunming Wang | Associate professor at State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine, Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences, University of Macau, Taipa, Macau SAR, China
  • Lintao Wang | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at State Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, School of Life Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing; State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine, Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences, University of Macau, Macau SAR, China
Views 309
Reading time 2.5 min
published on Jun 30, 2021
From days to hours: detecting SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) requires no introduction. Since late December 2019, SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has infected close to 40 million and claimed over a million lives. Like in any other infection, the body mounts an immune response against SARS-CoV-2. One type of... click to read more

  • Charles Kevin Tiu | MD-PhD Student at Programme in Emerging Infectious Diseases, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
  • Vivian Chih-Wei Chen | MD-PhD Student at Programme in Emerging Infectious Diseases, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
Views 620
Reading time 4 min
published on Jun 14, 2021
How low protein diets promote healthy aging

Age-related, life-threatening diseases – including cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes – are a growing problem worldwide as we increasingly live longer. As a result, there is great interest in finding ways to promote healthy aging by delaying or preventing these diseases. Restricting calorie intake has long... click to read more

  • Dudley W. Lamming | Associate Professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Views 630
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jun 8, 2021
Tiny barcodes for a global food chain

Do you know where your food comes from? How would you find out? Every year, an estimated 48 million Americans get sick from foodborne illnesses. Traditionally, when an outbreak occurs, such as the multi-state E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce in 2018, the source of... click to read more

  • Christopher P. Mancuso | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Jason Qian | PhD Student at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Views 7916
Reading time 4 min
published on Jun 7, 2021