Life Sciences

A team has engineered highly versatile metafluorophores by integrating commonly used small fluorescent probes into self-folding DNA structures where their colors and brightness can be digitally programmed. This nanotechnological approach offers a...
by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard
10:02am
6.22.2017
While studied in an animal model of spinal fusion, the method for promoting new bone growth could translate readily to humans.
by Megan Fellman, Northwestern University
10:18am
6.20.2017
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A transistor that simulates some of the functions of neurons has been invented based on experiments and models developed by a team of researchers.
by FAPESP
11:14am
6.16.2017
Researchers are using quantum dots - tiny semiconductor particles commonly used in nanotechnology - to decipher the features needed to design specific and effective therapies for multiple sclerosis (MS) and other autoimmune diseases.
by University of Maryland
10:33am
6.15.2017
Researchers at the University of Twente's MIRA research institute have developed a chip that can capture and hold individual cells in the exact center of a minuscule hydrogel droplet. Their novel method keeps cells alive for multiple weeks, which...
by University of Twente
1:18pm
6.12.2017
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The endothelial cells that line blood vessels are packed tightly to keep blood inside and flowing, but scientists have discovered it may be possible to selectively open gaps in those barriers just enough to let large molecules through -- and then...
by Rice University
10:29am
6.9.2017
The new approach identifies proteins by analyzing the distinct electrical signals produced when the molecules pass through a nanopore.
by Doug Ramsey, UC San Diego
9:44am
5.26.2017
Proteins digest food, and fight infections and cancer, and serve other metabolic functions. But how did they evolve to match those needs, and how did genes encode the structure and function of proteins?
by University of Geneva
11:15am
5.24.2017
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A new treatment combining shock waves with nanoparticles can successfully treat tumors that are difficult to target using conventional chemotherapy.
by Society for Endocrinology
11:19am
5.10.2017
Chemists specializing in nanotechnology have created a molecular slingshot that could shoot drugs at precise locations in the human body once triggered by specific disease markers.
by University of Montreal
10:52am
5.9.2017
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The results show that the newly designed nanoparticle produced potent anti-tumor immune responses to HER2-positive breast cancers.
by Kevin Punsky, Mayo Clinic
10:01am
5.2.2017
Scientists have found evidence in human and animal studies that inhaled nanoparticles can travel from the lungs into the bloodstream, potentially explaining the link between air pollution and cardiovascular disease.
by American Chemical Society
11:38am
4.28.2017
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Decoy approach protects cells by capturing bacterial toxins; could help treat antibiotic-resistant infections.
by Experimental Biology 2017
11:24am
4.27.2017
An important concept in future healthcare is the development of devices called “lab on a chip.”
by Wilko Duprez, OIST
10:32am
4.26.2017
Physicists have developed a photonic chip that makes it possible to carry out superresolution light microscopy, also called ‘nanoscopy,’ with conventional microscopes.
by Bieldfeld University
10:03am
4.26.2017
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Brown University researchers have developed a new composite catalyst that can perform four separate chemical reactions in sequential order and in one container to produce compounds useful in making a wide range of pharmaceutical products.
by Kevin Stacey, Brown University
10:14am
4.25.2017
Researchers at RMIT have successfully completed phase one human trials of ingestible capsules that have the potential to revolutionize the prevention and diagnosis of gut disorders and diseases.
by RMIT University
9:58am
4.25.2017
Researchers have now developed an easy way to manipulate the optical properties of plasmonic nanostructures that strongly depend on their spatial arrangement.
by Aalto University
9:55am
4.24.2017
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Small changes in DNA could signal big shifts in cancer.
by Liz Ahlberg Touchstone, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
11:17am
4.13.2017
In case you missed it (ICYMI), here are some of the stories that made headlines in the world of cleanrooms and nanotechnology in the past week.
10:48am
4.10.2017
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A research team showed that the systemic administration of nanoparticles triggers an inflammatory response because of blood components accumulating on their surface. This finding may help researchers create more effective ways to avoid activating...
by Houston Methodist
9:15am
4.10.2017
New technique shows promise for fighting solid tumors.
by Oregon State University
10:50am
4.7.2017
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A research team has shed light on an intriguing and underexplored phenomenon.
by SISSA
11:29am
3.30.2017
Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed a new method using gold microstructures to deliver a variety of molecules into cells with high efficiency and no lasting damage.
by Leah Burrows, Harvard
10:33am
3.28.2017
Size really does matter when it comes to the mechanisms that cells use to communicate with each other, according to pioneering new nanobiotechnology research which has important implications for the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
by University of Lincoln
10:00am
3.28.2017
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Researchers develop first 3D atomic-scale model of P22 virus that identifies the protein interactions crucial for its stability.
by Kristine Wong, Berkeley Lab
10:22am
3.27.2017
New strategy could improve performance of some immune-based drugs.
by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office
10:39am
3.20.2017
The current standard for bacterial identification is to isolate and grow the species in an assay, which can take hours to weeks.
by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
11:28am
3.17.2017
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Chemists have created self-assembled, three-dimensional DNA crystals that can bind a separate, dye-bearing strand — a breakthrough that enhances the functionality of these tiny building blocks.
by New York University
8:31am
3.14.2017
Similar to a pregnancy test, a new handheld device will use a sample from a nasal swab to indicate the presence of the bacteria that causes whooping cough. Results will be available in less than an hour.
by Laura L. Acosta, University of Texas at El Paso
11:40am
3.13.2017
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Genetic repairs are curing patients — but only at a few elite centers.
by Antonio Regalado, MIT
11:08am
3.8.2017
The discovery is a major step forward in increased availability of organs and tissues for transplantation.
by University of Minnesota
12:06pm
3.2.2017
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The discovery brings doctors closer to personalized medicine.
by A*STAR
10:32am
3.1.2017
Potential application as a sheet product capable of treating numbness and pain in hands and feet.
by National Institute for Materials Science
9:20am
2.28.2017
The mode of packaging of the genomic DNA in the cell nucleus determines patterns of gene expression. Munich researchers have used DNA-based nano-tweezers to measure the forces between nucleosomes, the basic packing units of nuclear DNA.
by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
11:28am
2.27.2017
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This is the first test to identify organisms that cause bloodstream infections and provide information about which antibiotics the organism is likely to respond to (antibiotic sensitivity).
by FDA
10:15am
2.24.2017
New method helps researchers piece together the puzzle of antibiotic resistance.
by University of Queensland
10:46am
2.22.2017
Tiny nanostraws that sample the contents of a cell without causing damage may improve our ability to understand cellular processes and lead to safer medical treatments
by Jackie Flynn, Stanford University
10:22am
2.21.2017
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Pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal tumors and, up until now, drugs available to fight it are only generic chemotherapy treatments.
by Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
1:26pm
2.17.2017
Scientists are one step closer to mimicking the way biological systems interact and process information in the body — a vital step toward developing new forms of biorobotics and novel treatment approaches for several muscle-related health problems...
by Jessica Sieff, University of Notre Dame
11:06am
2.15.2017
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