Tag - Medicine

Creating research value needs more than just science – arts can help

Science and technology are valued highly in many societies. Globally, discussions of research priorities by governments, universities, and many researchers position science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) disciplines at the forefront of innovation and industry engagement. However, for industries to adopt innovations and for research [...]

U.S. Biomedical Research Facilities Still Unprepared for Natural Disasters and Attacks

When Hurricane Sandy hit New York City in 2012, the storm destroyed more than US$20 million worth of scientific equipment at New York University’s (NYU) Langone Medical Center. Tropical storm Allison hit the University of Texas Health Science Center (UT Health) in Houston in [...]

VCOM research finds genetic markers for lung cancer

Researchers at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine say they’ve found a way to reliably test DNA to determine if someone is at risk of developing lung cancer. Harold “Skip” Garner, who led the research as executive director of the Blacksburg school’s Center for Bioinformatics [...]

Robots are milking scorpions for venom that can be used in cancer research

By LIBBY PLUMMER Scorpion venom is used in a number of medical fields, including cancer research, and is usually harvested manually in a process that can be potentially deadly. “This robot makes venom recovery fast and safe”, according to Mouad Mkamel, who designed the robot with a [...]