Researchers have developed a human cell ‘membrane on a chip’ that allows continuous monitoring of how drugs and infectious agents interact with our cells, and may soon be used to test potential drug candidates for COVID-19.
Designer peptide could become effective in reducing damage caused by COVID-19 infections
Researchers dipped their new, printed sensors into tuna broth and watched the readings. It turned out the sensors – printed with high-resolution aerosol jet printers on a flexible polymer film and tuned to test for histamine, an allergen and indicator of spoiled fish and meat – can detect histamine down to 3.41 parts per million.
SDSU researchers have discovered how a key protein can help the heart regulate oxygen and blood flow and repair damage.