Storing Vaccines in Sugar Glass
In this NewsFlash, how a simple intervention could cut child deaths in the developing world by more than 30 percent, a new technique for tracking the genetic signature of a tumour and how crafty scientists have got "lab on a chip" systems stitched up! Plus, how locking vaccines in a sugar based glass reduces the need for refrigeration, making vaccines cheaper and easier to transport.
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Researchers funded by the US National Institutes of Health and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have discovered that a short training course can help to cut the rate of stillbirths by more than 30 per cent in developing countries...
Scientists have discovered a new, much more sensitive way to detect cancers and follow their response to therapy as well as monitor patients for signs of relapse...
Researchers in Australia have managed to use cotton thread and sewing needles to stitch together a “lab-on-a-chip” – technology that could one day be used for cheap diagnostic tests for medicine...
Scientists have discovered that cells use the biochemical equivalent of a chemical dimmer switch to control their metabolism.
The same trick used by the resurrection plant can keep vaccines in pristine condition without the need for refrigeration...