In a breakthrough, the researchers have cleared a major obstacle in the development of an HIV vaccine, proving in animal models that effective, yet short-lasting antibodies can be coaxed into a fighting force against the virus.  The study was led by a team of researchers at the Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI) and Boston Children’s […]

A new blood test which could save lives in the treatment of the sepsis marks progress. Researchers from several children’s hospitals in the United States have been developing the test – which they call PERSEVERE – for more than ten years. Recently, they evaluated it in two ways. The findings of the study have been […]

Five-year-old Harley Bond forgot his mom and dad after he was diagnosed with Sanfilippo syndrome when he was just three. But Harley, with a rare type of dementia, can finally recognise his parents again. Sanfilippo syndrome is a rare genetic condition that causes fatal brain damage. It is a type of childhood dementia and most […]

In a significant step towards creating grafts that are more like the natural skin, a team led by an Indian origin scientist has developed a novel way to 3D print living skin complete with blood vessels. The study is published in the journal Tissue Engineering Part A. Three-Dimensional printing or 3D bioprinting combine cells, growth […]