Can a ‘Broken’ Heart Heal Itself? Researchers May Have a Way

(DGIwire) – Heart disease now accounts for one in seven deaths in the U.S., according to the American Heart Association. For patients with a blood clot or a thick buildup of fatty material inside their artery walls, the blockage can rob nearby cells of oxygen and nutrients. Unless blood flow quickly resumes, the patient can […]

Scarred for Life? How Visible Scars Can Impact Quality of Life

(DGIwire) – What are the ramifications of scarring on patients’ quality of life? While some may consider scarring to be merely a cosmetic concern, it can genuinely affect their psychosocial health. This was the conclusion of research presented at the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) 2016 Summer Meeting in Boston. According to the research, patients […]

RNAi: Turning Off Genes to Treat Disease

(DGIwire) – In high school biology class, students are taught “DNA codes for RNA codes for proteins.” These days, scientists not only have the capability to manipulate the basic molecules of life; they are also able to prevent the production of proteins that play roles in certain diseases. The way this works is through a […]

Advancements in Innovative Therapies for Trauma-Related and Hypertrophic Scarring

(DGIwire) – Dermatologists use lasers to treat wrinkles, acne scars and pigmented lesions. But do they also have the power to rehabilitate the most disfiguring of burns and other scars? Yes, according to Dermatology Times, which recently spotlighted how scar therapy can make a tremendous difference in the lives of burn and trauma patients. The […]

5 Technologies That Could Totally Transform Healthcare

(DGIwire) – What does the future hold for healthcare? Cutting-edge technologies could transform medicine as it is practiced today and ensure a wondrous array of breakthroughs for the patients of tomorrow. What’s especially exciting is that some advances are already in various stages of development today. Here is a brief glimpse of five of them: […]

Charting New Territory in Laboratory Automation

(DGIwire) — It’s been about 15 years since the first total laboratory automation solutions were introduced into clinical laboratories in the United States. The trend actually started in the mid-1990s, when several commercial laboratory companies and a handful of hospital laboratories took the plunge and installed total laboratory automation systems in their core high-volume labs. […]

Everything the Handsome, Well-Equipped Lab Needs to Stay Red-Hot

(DGIwire)   It’s a competitive world—everything needs an edge these days, including the research lab. If a medical practice or laboratory is looking for quality lab equipment, it is crucial to find the most reliable medical equipment supplier. When it’s time to buy new equipment, the ideal option is to purchase from a well-known company; the […]

Lab Automation: Charting New Territory

(DGIwire) — Medical laboratory test results provide physicians with vital information needed for accurate diagnosis, treatment and monitoring patients. According to R&D, a leading trade magazine that follows news and trends in the medical research industry, an estimated 60 percent to 70 percent of all decisions regarding a patient’s diagnosis and treatment, hospital admission and […]

In Discovering New Treatments for Disease, Doctors Depend on the Best Equipment

(DGIwire) – Success in treating disease largely depends on the availability and quality of medical tests and tools. At Australia’s Monash University, researchers have patented a quick, inexpensive test to detect early-stage malaria. Malaria is tough to diagnose because only small numbers of immature parasites are present in the bloodstream. Once they mature, the parasites hide […]

Stocking Smaller Research Labs to Make Them Competitive and Creative

(DGIwire) — Life science research has always been an important field, and now that cancer diagnoses are on the rise, research has taken center stage. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 1.6 million new cancer diagnoses and more than 500,000 cancer deaths will occur in the United States just this year alone. Most cancer […]

How Well-Equipped Labs Advance the Life Sciences

(DGIwire) — Medical schools have a hard job: training the next generation of doctors and medical researchers. Since our lives are in the hands of these folks, we can only hope they’ve been educated and trained using the best technology available. It might be a daunting task for a medical school to ensure that its training […]

The Automated Lab in the New World of 24/7 Research

(DGIwire) — Laboratory automation and the growing role of robotics have transformed the typical workday for many individual scientists. Thanks to the imagination, creativity and hard work of researchers and companies in this field, scientists can set up, run and analyze the results of experiments in a fraction of the time previously required to achieve […]

A One-Stop Shop Makes It Less Laborious to Stock Laboratories

(DGIwire) — Modern bioscience research laboratories are faced with many challenges. One of the most important involves keeping up with the latest technology: selecting and ordering new equipment for a laboratory can be a daunting task. Fortunately, there is a relatively easy way to go about ordering equipment, so that researchers can focus their efforts […]

The Most Interesting Advances in Regenerative Medicine

(DGIwire) — Regenerative medicine has been the subject of great attention in recent years, for its potential applications in repairing or replacing damaged human cells, tissues and organs. The field seems to be advancing at an increasingly rapid rate—its applications quickly becoming less a futuristic pipe dream, and more a tangible reality. With such promising […]

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