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Guarding against a devastating tropical disease

Schistosomiasis is one of the most devastating tropical diseases in the world, second only to malaria in its prevalence. The only treatment currently used is extremely limited in its effectiveness and in who it can help. The Newmark Lab wants to...
13-Nov-2019 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Can ‘smart toilets’ be the next health data wellspring?

Wearable, smart technologies are transforming the ability to monitor and improve health, but a decidedly low-tech commodity — the humble toilet — may have potential to outperform them all.
13-Nov-2019 10:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Peering into a more ‘human’ petri dish

The recent development of physiologic cell culture media, which models in vivo conditions, holds immense potential to improve understanding of human biology.
4-Nov-2019 3:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Parasite kryptonite: A new way to fight schistosomiasis?

A team at the Morgridge Institute for Research has characterized a natural chemical that paralyzes the parasite that causes schistosomiasis, offering a new pathway to fight the catastrophic neglected disease.
17-Oct-2019 1:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Protecting the most vulnerable patients during anesthesia

Pediatric anesthesia is a stressful and critical environment. Dr. Bilen-Rosas wants to help clinicians recognize dangerous sedation pathologies sooner. She teamed up with the Morgridge Fab Lab to create a new medical device that alerts clinicians to...
11-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Tapeworms need to keep their head to regenerate

Scientists show that the location of stem cells is essential in determining tapeworms’ ability to regenerate.
24-Sep-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Broad-spectrum antivirals could tip the balance against virus threats

In the game against an essentially unlimited pool of virus threats, humanity is seriously outmatched. In order to shift the balance, scientists need to change the game.
11-Sep-2019 1:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Human developmental clock mimicked in a dish

Scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research have created a new way to study early human developmental timing through a stem cell-based “clock in a dish."
29-Aug-2019 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Developing Tools to Better Understand, Predict Preterm Birth

Preterm birth is a global health problem without a solution. Dr. Helen Feltovich wants to develop non-invasive, safe imaging tools to better identify the risk of preterm birth. She teamed up with Melissa Skala’s Lab at the Morgridge Institute to...
6-Aug-2019 12:25 PM EDT

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