Flat brain organoids grown on 3D-printed scaffolds show intrinsic gyrification

The research, by an international team from the Autonomous University of Madrid and the Technical University of Denmark, used 3D printing to create scaffolds for engineered flat brain organoids. The scaffolds allowed the brain organoid size to be significantly increased and after 20 days, self-generated folding was observed. Their results are published in the IOP […]

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At face value: Using facial analysis algorithm to track changes due to Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a well-studied neurodegenerative disorder that affects between 7 and 10 million people worldwide. Despite PD being a recurrent topic in the medical literature for over 200 years, its mechanisms are largely unclear, and existing treatments are aimed at improving the patient’s symptoms. Among PD’s most common symptoms are motor problems, including […]

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New report reignites effort for reimbursement for molecular diagnostic testing

The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), the premier global, molecular diagnostic professional society, today released the results of its qualitative and quantitative “Analysis of Professional Work Effort in Molecular Test Interpretation Report.” More than 100 molecular professionals from the AMP and American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) communities reported that their efforts spent […]

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New study predicts changing Lyme disease habitat across the West Coast

The findings of a recent analysis conducted by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, suggest that ecosystems suitable for harboring ticks that carry debilitating Lyme disease could be more widespread than previously thought in California, Oregon and Washington. Bolstering the research were the efforts of an army of “citizen […]

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