Monthly Archive: November 2016

Nov 26

Antimicrobial resistance battle

Antimicrobial resistance is one of the biggest health threats that mankind faces now and in the coming decades. In the past, resistant infections were associated predominantly with hospitals, but over the last decade this is now being seen in the wider community.  A report published in December 2014 estimated that in total about 700,000 people …

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Nov 02

Organs-on-chips

Organs-on-chips mix technology and real organ tissues to mimic the physiology of an actual person. A number of organs-on-chips are being developed such as Lung-on-a-Chip, Brain-on-a-Chip, Gut-on-a-Chip, Marrow-on-a-Chip, Bone-on-a-Chip and Nerve-on-a-Chip which have the ability to assemble organ fragments outside the body and can provide a means to reconstruct biological processes (both physiological and pathological) “on a …

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