MEDICAL

What is mRNA, and how does it work?

March 21, 2022

mRNA is the key ingredient in COVID-19 vaccines. But what is it, and how does it work? Associate Professor John McGhee and his team at UNSW’s 3D Visualisation Aesthetics Lab have created a visually immersive 3D animation to explore mRNA’s role in our cells – and to show how it helps fight COVID-19.

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Bendigo Health

With more than 3500 staff and covering an area a quarter of the size of Victoria, Bendigo Health Care Group (commonly known as Bendigo Health) is an expanding regional health service offering the advantages of city life combined with the beauty and freedom that comes from living in a regional area. Bendigo Health, around 665 bed service*, treated almost 42,000 inpatients, triaged more than 50,000 emergency attendees and welcomed more than 1,400 new born babies in the reporting period July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.

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What is Genomic Medicine?

video | June 16, 2022

Our DNA contains 3 billion letters of code: our genome. Almost 99.8% is the same for everyone, but in the remaining 0.2% there are differences that can sometimes be harmful. With genomic medicine we can have our DNA analysed to look for these differences to inform and personalise our healthcare. Genomics England’s vision is to support the NHS to make genomic medicine available to every patient, whilst enabling researchers to improve our understanding of diseases....

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Peptides From Phage Display Library Modulate Gene Expression In Mesenchymal Cells

video | June 8, 2022

Peptides from Phage Display Library Modulate Gene Expression in Mesenchymal Cells and Potentiate Osteogenesis in Unicortical Bone Defects - a 2 minute Preview of the Experimental Protocol Gary Balian, Gina Beck, Vedavathi Madhu, Robert Sikes, Quanjun Cui, Haixiang Liang, Joshua Bush University of Virginia, Orthopaedics Research; University of Delaware, Biological Sciences; University of Virginia, Orthopaedic Surgery; A phage display library was used to identify peptide sequences that target bone. The objective was to investigate the effect of these peptides on mesenchymal cell differentiation and to determine their effect on bone regeneration....

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Would a society based on genetics be… good?

video | June 15, 2022

Eugenics is the practice of using "planned breeding" for "racial improvement." Because this idea is repulsive, the predominant response has been "genome blindness” — that is, avoiding any study or discussion of genetic differences between people. But according to geneticist Paige Harden, this is the wrong solution. Instead, we should identify genetic differences between people — including those that might affect social outcomes — so that we can help provide people with the resources they need to be successful....

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mRNA Therapy for Fragile X Syndrome

video | June 2, 2022

Dr. Kathryn Whitehead, Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, helped develop the revolutionary science behind the COVID-19 vaccines. With a 2 year $100,000 grant from FRAXA, her team will now adapt mRNA technology to deliver the missing Fragile X protein, to treat people who have Fragile X syndrome....

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Bendigo Health

With more than 3500 staff and covering an area a quarter of the size of Victoria, Bendigo Health Care Group (commonly known as Bendigo Health) is an expanding regional health service offering the advantages of city life combined with the beauty and freedom that comes from living in a regional area. Bendigo Health, around 665 bed service*, treated almost 42,000 inpatients, triaged more than 50,000 emergency attendees and welcomed more than 1,400 new born babies in the reporting period July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.

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