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Magnetic purification of blood 'pulls out' the bacteria

Magnets instead of antibiotics could provide a possible new treatment method for blood infection. This involves the blood of patients being mixed with magnetic iron particles, which bind the bacteria to them after which they are removed from the blood using magnets.

Posted: Dec 7th, 2016

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Blood-brain barrier on a chip sheds new light on 'silent killer'

An interdisciplinary team of researchers report that they have developed a microfluidic device that overcomes the limitations of previous models of this key system and have used it to study brain inflammation, dubbed the 'silent killer' because it doesn't cause pain but contributes to neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.

Posted: Dec 6th, 2016

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