3D Printed Microfluidic Bioreactor for Brain Organoid Culture

Researchers at MIT and the Indian Institute of Technology Madras have developed a 3D-printed microfluidic bioreactor that can be used to culture and study brain organoids. The tiny self-organizing nodules of brain tissue are very useful in studying neurological disease and the effects of drugs. However, the bioreactors used to grow brain organoids can be… Read More »

Government won’t set COVID jab deadline

Australia has abandoned meeting a fixed timeline for its COVID-19 vaccination rollout. An initial target of October has proven unachievable due partly to dosage import delays and health concerns, with an end-of-2021 timeframe also off the table, Scott Morrison said on Sunday. “The government has … not set, nor has any plans to set any… Read More »

J&J chief Gorsky’s $29.6M pay package prompts pushback from top proxy advisers ISS and Glass Lewis: report

With J&J chief Alex Gorsky’s 2020 pay now on the record, a pair of top proxy advisers are hitting back.  Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis put pressure on Johnson & Johnson investors to reject CEO Gorsky’s 2020 pay package worth nearly $ 30 million, Reuters reports. At the heart of the matter, the advisers argue that Gorsky is… Read More »

Airplanes and ear pain: How to avoid it

Regardless of how much you paid for your seat, how much leg room you have or whether you are flying first class or coach, one thing many air travelers have in common is ear discomfort. Ear pressure, popping and even severe pain do not discriminate.  While most ear discomfort during air travel is nothing more than… Read More »

Telehealth works, but upgrade is still needed, say experts

Telehealth demonstrated its potential value as a way to supplement medical care during the pandemic, greatly improving access and accessibility, and is likely here to stay. But, experts said at a panel this week, changes in regulatory oversight and technological upgrades will be needed to ensure that the already marginalized — the elderly, the poor,… Read More »