Life Sciences

The new approach uses lateral flow technology, similar to that of a pregnancy test, coupled with smartphones to provide a promising alternative to lab-based testing.
by University College London
10:33am
1.15.2018
Using detailed 3D images, researchers have shown how bacteria have evolved molecular motors of different powers to optimize their swimming.
by Hayley Dunning, Imperial College London
11:47am
1.9.2018
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This new technology may one day allow doctors to image therapeutic bacterial cells in patients.
by Whitney Clavin, Caltech
10:59am
1.9.2018
Groundbreaking new nanomedicine stalls the progression of pancreatic cancer in mice.
by Tel Aviv University
10:28am
1.3.2018
Researchers have discovered a way to enhance the effectiveness and safety of sonogenetics or ultrasonic modulation, emerging techniques that use sound waves to control the behavior of individual neurons or to promote tissue growth and wound healing...
by Ken Kingery, Duke University
12:14pm
1.2.2018
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Scientists have developed a nanomedicine platform for cancer that can help doctors know which tissue to cut out as well as kill any malignant cells that can’t be surgically removed.
by Oregon State University
10:02am
12.21.2017
By encapsulating bilirubin within tiny nanoparticles, researchers have improved the survival rates of pancreatic islet cells in vitro in a low-oxygen environment. The work has implications for the treatment of Type 1 diabetes in both canine and...
by Tracey Peake, NC State University
11:06am
12.19.2017
“Brain-on-a-chip” tests effects of biological and chemical agents, develop countermeasures.
by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
10:31am
12.19.2017
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A new study shows that attaching antibody-like RNA nanoparticles to microvesicles can deliver effective RNA therapeutics such as small interfering RNA specifically to cancer cells.
by Ohio State University
10:33am
12.14.2017
Researchers have succeeded in taking the next step toward using man-made nanoscale compounds in the fight against cancer. A recent proof-of-concept study showed that dendrimers may be used to introduce compounds that essentially trick cancer cells...
by KTH Royal Institute of Technology
10:29am
12.13.2017
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The collaboration reported that the “top down” approach imparts a remarkable flexibility on the number and range of surface modifications for drug delivery, molecular imaging, engineered vaccines, and industrial uses.
by Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
11:24am
12.11.2017
Because of its strength, which is comparable to Kevlar, and high elasticity, spider silk has gained increased attention for its potential use in medicine. Researchers are hopeful that it can be used as scaffolding for tissue repair, or for drug...
by David Callahan, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
10:04am
12.5.2017
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The vaccine stimulates a multi-pronged immune attack, and inhibits tumor-induced immune suppression.
by National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
10:54am
11.30.2017
Therapy robots have now gotten a step closer to reality.
by University of Edinburgh
12:09pm
11.27.2017
Even with pre-operative imaging techniques, surgeons still rely on visual inspection to locate malignant tissues during surgery. New research may help surgeons better view and treat these tumor cells with engineered nanoparticles.
by American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
10:44am
11.15.2017
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The innovation is one step towards the artificial heart.
by Andrea Six, Empa
11:45am
11.7.2017
Nanomedicine researchers find new use for 70-year-old drug.
by Houston Methodist
12:58pm
11.6.2017
Nanospheres made with the new method may be used for designing drugs to fight thrombosis and cancer.
by ITMO University
10:22am
11.3.2017
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Researchers report in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces the development of a jellyfish-inspired electronic skin that glows when the pressure against it is high enough to potentially cause an injury.
by American Chemical Society
9:09am
11.2.2017
Researchers have developed a DNA technology with two new genetic letters that could better detect infectious diseases, such as dengue and Zika.
by A*STAR
11:20am
10.26.2017
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Defects in liquid crystals act as guides in tiny oceans, directing particle traffic.
by U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science
10:59am
10.26.2017
Liposomes are successful drug delivery vehicles prescribed for several types of cancer but also for treatment of fungal infections or pain management. Now, researchers show a straightforward method to functionalize liposomes for specific targeting,...
by Medical University of Vienna
12:33pm
10.20.2017
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New tools would help doctors make better and quicker treatment decisions for cancer patients.
by Ross Neitz, University of Alberta
12:18pm
10.6.2017
Light-activated nanoparticles, also known as quantum dots, can provide a crucial boost in effectiveness for antibiotic treatments used to combat drug-resistant superbugs such as E. coli and Salmonella, new research shows.
by Trent Knoss, University of Colorado Boulder
11:37am
10.6.2017
A new study shows that a single injection of CRISPR-Gold, as the new delivery system is called, into mice with Duchenne muscular dystrophy led to an 18-times-higher correction rate and a two-fold increase in a strength and agility test compared to...
by Brett Israel, UC Berkeley
11:42am
10.4.2017
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Treatment makes chemo more effective, less toxic, a mouse study shows.
by Julia Evangelou Strait, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
12:14pm
9.27.2017
Artemisinin-ALA co-treatment could kill cancer cells and suppress tumor growth with fewer side effects.
by National University of Singapore
10:49am
9.18.2017
A research team has developed the first tool for monitoring the activity of a key molecule in live cells.
by Roswell Park Cancer Institute
11:37am
9.13.2017
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Onset of sepsis identified in single drop of blood could enable early, lifesaving treatment.
by National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
9:54am
9.12.2017
People could start receiving life-saving treatment for cancer and other diseases much earlier with the help of a new method to analyze blood proteins.
by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
9:09am
9.11.2017
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Squid ink might be a great ingredient to make black pasta, but it could also one day make getting checked for gum disease at the dentist less tedious and even painless.
by UC San Diego
10:16am
9.8.2017
With increasing scientific and medical interest in communication with the nervous system, demand is growing for biomedical devices that can better record and stimulate the nervous system, as well as deliver drugs and biomolecules in precise dosages.
by University of Houston
11:41am
8.25.2017
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By combining an FDA-approved cancer immunotherapy with an emerging tumor-roasting nanotechnology, researchers improved the efficacy of both therapies in a proof-of-concept study using mice.
by Ken Kingery, Duke University
10:33am
8.18.2017
Researchers have developed a new terahertz imaging approach that, for the first time, can acquire micron-scale resolution images while retaining computational approaches designed to speed up image acquisition.
by The Optical Society
9:55am
8.18.2017
Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have demonstrated for the first time using micromotors to treat a bacterial infection in the stomach. These tiny vehicles, each about half the width of a human hair, swim rapidly throughout the...
by University of California-San Diego
1:48pm
8.16.2017
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A team of researchers is mending broken hearts with an expanding tissue bandage a little smaller than a postage stamp.
by University of Toronto
10:13am
8.15.2017
Researchers have developed a test that quickly detects the presence of Zika virus in blood.
by Jim Dryden, Washington University School of Medicine
9:49am
8.11.2017
Osaka University researchers use X-ray crystallography and electron microscopy to resolve the assembly of the export gate apparatus in Salmonella. The new details of this nanomachine are expected to clarify how bacteria infect eukaryotic cells and...
by Osaka University
10:50am
8.9.2017
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Researchers have developed a new technology, Tissue Nanotransfection (TNT), that can generate any cell type of interest for treatment within the patient's own body.
by Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
10:12am
8.8.2017
A tiny medical device containing gold specks could boost the effects of cancer medication and reduce its harm, research suggests. Scientists have completed a study which showed that gold increased the effectiveness of drugs used to treat lung cancer...
by University of Edinburgh
10:58am
8.7.2017
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