Cytochalasin B-induced membrane vesicles successfully tested as vector for anti-tumor drug delivery

Extracellular vesicles (EV) represent a promising vector system for biomolecules and drug delivery due to their natural origin and participation in intercellular communication. As the quantity of EVs is limited, it was proposed to induce the release of membrane vesicles from the surface of human cells by treatment with cytochalasin B. Cytochalasin B-induced membrane vesicles […]

Adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells combined with fibrin matrix influences restoration of motor functions

The research team used model spinal cord injuries in rats for their purposes. As a result, it was found out that therapy by adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells combined with fibrin matrix influences the restoration of motor functions. It also decreases the area of pathological cavities and reduces astroglial activation. As team leader Yana Mukhamedshina explains, […]

NF-κB1 gene known to drive cancer development is critical for preventing stomach cancers

Melbourne researchers have made the surprise discovery that the ‘odd one out’ in a family of proteins known to drive cancer development is instead critical for preventing stomach cancers. The research team showed switching off a gene called NF-κB1 caused spontaneous development of stomach cancers, driven by chronic inflammation. The study also revealed that immunotherapy […]

SpeeDx signs distribution agreement with Serosep to strengthen sales in the UK and Ireland

SpeeDx has announced a distribution agreement with Serosep Ltd, a leading manufacturer and distributor of laboratory diagnostic solutions. This will strengthen sales channels in the UK and Ireland, ensuring greater access to SpeeDx’s multiplexed PlexPCR® and ResistancePlus® molecular diagnostic tests across the region. The agreement provides Serosep customers with access to SpeeDx’s proprietary technology for […]

BetterYou’s Iron Oral Spray recognized as ‘Best New Health and Nutrition Product’

BetterYou’s Iron Oral Spray has been named ‘Best New Health and Nutrition Product’ at one of the natural health industry’s most prestigious award ceremonies. L-R Robin Whitbread (CEO) and Andrew Thomas (managing director) Developed by health pioneers BetterYou, this innovative oral spray was voted for by industry peers at the Natural and Organic Awards 2018 […]

WPI researcher launches mobile app for assessing perinatal depression in women

A researcher at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has launched a mobile app that will give obstetric providers an important new tool for assessing perinatal depression in women and guiding them to treatment. Perinatal depression affects one in seven women and is the most common medical complication of pregnancy. The app, called Lifeline4Moms, was developed by […]