Creating a safe CAR T-Cell therapy to fight solid tumors in children — ScienceDaily

Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell therapy — CAR T — has revolutionized leukemia treatment. Unfortunately, the therapy has not been effective for treating solid tumors including childhood cancers such as neuroblastoma. Preclinical studies using certain CAR T against neuroblastoma revealed toxic effects. Now, a group of scientists at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have developed a modified […]

Creating this photo of sun trails took eight years and a beer can

The lines across the sky show the sun’s path. The speckles in the lines show where clouds obscured the sun. (University of Hertfordshire/) You don’t need a lot of fancy materials to make a very basic camera. Whether it’s an old coffee can or a discarded oatmeal container, you can put some photosensitive paper in […]

Operations on screen: Creating an accessible surgery simulator

IMAGE: UOC and Universidad de Manizales in Colombia are developing a low-cost surgery simulator to train surgeons’ psychomotor skills (National Cancer Institute – Unsplash) view more  Credit: (National Cancer Institute – Unsplash) Practice makes perfect. In the complex world of medicine too, where just a millimetre can make the difference between success and failure. In partnership […]

Creating energy and valuable products from fruit waste

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Waste from the citrus industry can provide biogas and valuable products for a range of industries. This has been shown by Lukitawesa, who recently defended his doctoral thesis at the Department of Resource Recovery and Building Technology at the University of Borås. Climate change has increased the need for resource recycling […]

New platform for creating and characterizing material blends could significantly accelerate development

Yale University PhD student Kristof Toth (pictured above) with the electrospray deposition tool he designed, built, and validated in collaboration with staff scientist Gregory Doerk of Brookhaven Lab’s Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN). This CFN tool allows users to blend multiple components–such as polymers, nanoparticles, and small molecules–over a range of compositions in a single […]

Creating better diagnostic tools with light scattering nanoparticles

Recent advanced in nanoparticle-based SERS imaging has led to better diagnoses of diseases like cancer, and improvements in image-guided tumor surgeries. Since the discovery of the X-ray more than a century ago, the rapid development of radiological diagnosis welcomed a new era for medical imaging. Through innovative new technologies, not only have we enabled improved […]

Become a Windows whiz by creating your own keyboard shortcuts

That’s the look of someone who knows how to program shortcuts. (Oluwatobi Fasipe/Unsplash/) Knowing the right keyboard shortcuts can make a big difference in how quickly you can get stuff done—and if the hotkeys you need aren’t available, it’s not difficult to create your own. Whether you need to launch a specific application regularly, have […]

Hospital floors are hotspot for bacteria, creating route of transfer to patients

NEW YORK (October 30, 2020) — The floors of hospital rooms are quickly and frequently contaminated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria within hours of patient admission, creating a route of transfer of potentially dangerous organisms to patients, according to a study published today as part of the proceedings from Decennial 2020: The Sixth International Conference on Healthcare-Associated […]