Day: 20. August 2022

2022/08 A microarray measures COVID antibody levels in blood in 8 minutes

https://bio.nikkeibp.co.jp/atcl/news/p1/22/08/15/09819/ https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s44211-022-00161-z The system developed by a joint research group from the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science and Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine uses a¬†synthetic polymer that is photoreactive and inhibits nonspecific adsorption which is coated on a chip, and viral proteins are placed on the chip in the form of spots. The […]

Microbiome bacteria frequent in Japanese reduce obesity and diabetes symptoms in diabetic mice

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-32015-7 https://bio.nikkeibp.co.jp/atcl/news/p1/22/08/18/09831/ A Japanese team has found bacteria in the microbiome of Japanese people that may improve obesity and diabetes symptoms in a joint study with Waseda University and others.¬†In a cohort study, Blautia wexlerae was identified as an intestinal bacterium that is less common in obese and type 2 diabetic Japanese and more common […]

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