Category Archives: Reasearch

04Nov/22

‘Secrets of Shape-Shifting Proteins Revealed’: Real-time observation of life at the smallest scale, shows how vibrations are used by proteins to change shapes and functions

RAM Medical Corporation L.L.C. (RMC), based in UAE and Germany, has recently set up its headquarters in Dubai. For the past several years, RMC has been developing the next generation of biosensors for biomedical applications. As of October 2022, RMC innovation has created an IP portfolio of more than 60 sensor patents and operates its R&D facilities, cleanrooms, and research labs in Germany. The Company has developed a revolutionary 3D biomolecular mapping platform called ThEA™ (Terahertz Express Analyzer) for real-time 3D imaging of proteins in hopes of radically changing the drug development and personalized diagnostics industries. Continue reading

01Nov/22

Omicron BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 – an expert answers three key questions about these new COVID variants

Manal Mohammed, University of Westminster

Two new omicron subvariants, BQ.1 and BQ.1.1, are quickly gaining traction in the US, collectively accounting for 27% of infections as of October 29. Both are descendants of BA.5, the omicron variant that has dominated around the world for some months.

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26Oct/22

ZEISS Microscopy Launches New Interactive Microsite

ZEISS Research Microscopy Solutions announced its new microsite featuring nine researchers and 24 areas of study, to celebrate the amazing breakthroughs these scientists are achieving with ZEISS instruments. This virtual component is the at-home extension of their new interactive touchscreen experience recently debuted at ZEISS tradeshows. The microsite’s web interface allows for an intuitive interaction to explore microscopic discoveries and will grow with more research breakthroughs to come. The microsite will allow the user to see some of what is featured during microscopy events. Continue reading

17Oct/22

Alzheimer’s disease: surprising new theory about what might cause it

Andrea Sturchio, Karolinska Institutet; Kariem Ezzat, Karolinska Institutet, and Samir EL Andaloussi, Karolinska Institutet

In 1906, Alois Alzheimer, a psychiatrist and neuroanatomist, reported “a peculiar severe disease process of the cerebral cortex” to a gathering of psychiatrists in Tübingen, Germany. The case was a 50-year-old woman who suffered from memory loss, delusions, hallucinations, aggression and confusion – all of which worsened until her untimely death five years later.

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06Oct/22

Vegetarians more likely to be depressed than meat-eaters – possible reasons

Chris Bryant, University of Bath

Vegetarians have around twice as many depressive episodes as meat-eaters, according to a new study.

The study, based on survey data from Brazil, chimes with earlier research that found higher rates of depression among those who forgo meat. However, the new study suggests that this link exists independent of nutritional intake.

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01Oct/22

Dogs can smell people’s stress – new study

Clara Wilson, Queen’s University Belfast

Dogs have a long history alongside humans, giving them an amazing ability to read human cues. Dogs also possess an incredible sense of smell, which enables them to detect diseases, such as COVID and lung cancer, in humans from odour alone. Whether dogs’ capabilities extend to detecting odours associated with psychological states has been explored far less.

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11Sep/22

First patient enrolled in Erectile Dysfunction prospective randomized study with SELUTION SLR

An 82-year-old Taiwanese man has become the first patient to be enrolled in the initial Erectile Dysfunction (ED) randomized clinical trial (RCT) involving SELUTION SLR™, MedAlliance’s novel sirolimus-eluting balloon. Continue reading

02Sep/22

eCential Robotics receives FDA clearance for its surgical robotic platform for spine surgery

eCential Robotics, a French growth MedTech company that designs and produces a system unifying 2D/3D imaging, surgical navigation and robotics, today announced FDA 510(k) clearance of its 3D imaging, navigation and robotics guidance system, securing the penetration of its unified robotic platform in the United States. Continue reading

03Aug/22

Taiwan iPreg Inc. to exhibit the newest Sperm Supporting Chip: A New Solution for Infertility at CES 2022 Taiwan Tech Arena Pavilion

iPreg Incorporation (iPreg), an award-winning biomedical device manufacturer in the field of reproductive medicine, has developed a new and enhanced solution for infertility. The “Sperm Sorting Chip” is expected to increase fertility rate and fill in the blind spots that come with the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process, the technology was showcased at CES 2022. Continue reading