A new ‘heart attack on a chip’ could serve as a testbed for the development of personalized drugs

Researchers at USC Alfred E. Mann’s Department of Biomedical Engineering have developed a “heart attack on a chip,” a device that could one day serve as a testbed for the development of new heart drugs and even personalized medicines. “Our device replicates some of the key features of a heart attack in a relatively simple … Read more

The blood test uses artificial intelligence and biomarkers to prenatally detect congenital heart defects in the fetus

Researchers at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, have discovered a blood test for pregnant women that uses artificial intelligence and genetic-related biomarkers to accurately detect congenital heart defects in a fetus, long before birth. Ray Bahadu Singh, chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Beaumont Health, and lead author of “Accurate Prenatal Detection of Fetal Congenital Heart Defects,” … Read more

The Mount Sinai study points to an important role of reactive oxygen species in maintaining a healthy gut

Mount Sinai researchers have published one of the first studies to demonstrate the importance of reactive oxygen species in maintaining stem cell function and preventing inflammation during wound repair, which may provide deeper insights into the prevention and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to findings published in the journal Gut On the 3rd … Read more