Tag: Researchers

Researchers discover lysin able to kill multidrug-resistant bacteria

February 17, 2022

Researchers from the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG) at Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), MIT’s research enterprise in Singapore, alongside collaborators at Nanyang Technological University, have identified a novel phage lysin – Abp013 – that could be used as an alternative antimicrobial agent against two of the most deadly bacteria: Acinetobacter baumannii and Klebsiella pneumoniae. The study is […]

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Lithuanian researchers develop model for early detection of Alzheimer’s

September 9, 2021

The World Health Organization (WHO) states that Alzheimer’s disease (Alzheimer’s) is the world’s leading cause of dementia, causing or contributing to an estimated 70% of cases and counting. Noting this, researchers at the Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) in Lithuania have developed an advanced system that can predict the risk of someone developing Alzheimer’s from […]

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COVID-19 vaccination effective against delta variant, researchers say

August 20, 2021

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (WUSTL) have found that the delta variant of the virus causing COVID-19 is not more resistant to antibodies elicited by vaccination. According to WUSTL associate professor of medicine Dr. Jacco Boon, the delta variant is “[not evidently] better at overcoming vaccine-induced immunity compared to other […]

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Singapore succeeds in detection of Covid-19 variant in wastewater

July 21, 2021

Researchers from the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG) at Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), MIT’s research enterprise in Singapore, alongside collaborators from Biobot Analytics, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), have successfully developed an innovative, open-source molecular detection method that is able to detect and quantify the B.1.1.7 (Alpha) […]

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New 3D MRI technique offers better diagnostic capabilities

May 10, 2021

A new imaging technique developed by researchers at Mātai Medical Research Institute, New Zealand, offers unrivaled spatial resolution in three dimensions (3D), and allows for visualisation of motion in the brain at an unprecedented level of detail. An innovative imaging technique was introduced previously called amplified magnetic resonance imaging (aMRI) that allowed researchers and clinicians […]

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U of T researchers develop reusable, sustainable surgical mask

January 6, 2021

Researchers from the University of Toronto’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine are developing sustainable personal protective equipment (PPE) under the initiative, the ROSE (Re-useable Open-Source Equipment) Project, helmed by  Associate Professor Denyse Richardson; and Lecturer, Reena Kilian. They worked with textile engineer, an architect, sewing experts, a knowledge translation expert and a medical student to develop a reusable […]

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Researchers, new guidelines for high blood pressure

July 12, 2018

Adopting new guidelines for high blood pressure (hypertension) would dramatically increase the number of people labeled as having the condition and being recommended for drug treatment, finds a study published by The BMJ today. The findings show that, if the guidelines were introduced in the US and China, more than half of those aged 45-75 […]

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