- Gene Mutations Place TDP-43 on Front Burner of ALS Research
Two teams have independently found a mutation in the protein TDP-43 that is strongly linked to ALS.
- Study Looks to Lithium for Treating ALS—Patients Follow Suit
Lithium has commonly been used for bipolar disorders, but new evidence shows it may help protect neurons in neurodegenerative disorders, particularly ALS.
- Artificial Protein Mimics Blood
- A man-made protein that carries oxygen could lead to artificial blood.
- Stretched Nerve ‘Bridges’ Trigger Repair
- The tissue creates a scaffold for nerve tissue regeneration.
- TR10: Paper Diagnostics
- George Whitesides has created a cheap, easy-to-use diagnostic test out of paper. [print]
- Detecting Brain Chemicals
- A new device could help with deep brain stimulation.
- Diagnosing Disease with Paper and Tape
- By adding tape, researchers can make more-complex tests that are portable and cheap.
- Wireless Detectors for Dementia
- Researchers hope that radio transmitters can warn of cognitive decline earlier.
- Lab-on-a-Chip Made of Paper
- Paper-based microfluidic devices could yield cheap, disposable diagnostic tests.
- Breath Analyzer Monitors Drug Compliance
- A new device could lead to better clinical trials.
- A Faster Way to Detect Heart Attacks
- A diagnostic chip tests saliva to determine if someone is having a heart attack.
- Striped Camouflage
- Researchers find stealthy way to enter cells. [print]
- Clothes That Monitor Health
- A new patch tracks electrolyte levels in sweat.
- Testing for Malaria On-the-Go
- A small, rugged device is reliable even in harsh conditions.