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Trading in medical data: Headache or an opportunity for pathologists and clinical labs
Trading in medical data: Headache or an opportunity for pathologists and clinical labs
When it comes to patient privacy, pathologists and clinical laboratory managers may be spending more time addressing a growing issue with the patient data their labs create and store. Third-party data brokers want to position themselves to collect heal...
Nanograft seeded with 3 cell types promotes blood vessel formation to speed wound healing
Nanograft seeded with 3 cell types promotes blood vessel formation to speed wound healing
Large or slow-healing wounds that do not receive adequate blood flow could benefit from a novel approach that combines a nanoscale graft onto which three different cell types are layered. Proper cell alignment on the nanograft allows for the formation ...
Skin with hair follicles and glands grown in lab
Skin with hair follicles and glands grown in lab
Tissue engineering of skin has come a long way in recent years, but it is struggling to progress from growing simple 2-D sheets of tissue cells to regenerating a functioning, complex 3-D organ complete with hair follicles, glands and connections to oth...
Expecting data from Theranos, lab experts get new product
Expecting data from Theranos, lab experts get new product
It was expected to be an academic presentation to show if Theranos Inc.'s controversial blood-testing technology worked, and perhaps explain the science behind the claims that the startup could do lab tests with a fraction of the blood and cost of trad...