Biotech

New machine learning algorithm uncovers time-delayed interactions in cells

New machine learning algorithm uncovers time-delayed interactions in cells

Biologists have long understood the various parts within the cell. But how these parts interact with and respond to each other is largely unknown. "We...
Artificial Heart

Living for years without a heart is now possible

It sounds like a byproduct of science fiction: a synthetic, battery-powered device designed to replace the work of the body’s most crucial organ. But the...
Tiny device to measure cell stiffness

Tiny device to measure cell stiffness

UCLA biophysicists have developed a new method to rapidly determine a single cell’s stiffness and size — which could ultimately lead to improved treatments...
Suicide molecules kill any cancer cell

Suicide molecules kill any cancer cell

Time traveling hundreds of millions of years to unleash one of nature’s original kill switches Small RNA molecules originally developed as a tool to study...
Do you know the facts about modified foods

Do you know the facts about modified foods?

Farmers have been selectively breeding plants for thousands of years. They have done so to make them tastier, bigger, or hardier. Technology has moved part...
Swallowable sensors reveal mysteries of human gut health

Swallowable sensors reveal mysteries of human gut health

First human trials of gas-sensing capsule reveal potential new immune system Findings from the first human trials of a breakthrough gas-sensing swallowable capsule could revolutionize...
Smartphone case offers blood glucose monitoring on the go

Smartphone case offers blood glucose monitoring on the go

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a smartphone case and app that could make it easier for patients to record...
Sensor mimics shark’s ‘sixth sense’ organ

Quantum material sensor mimics shark’s ‘sixth sense’ organ

A new quantum material mimics a shark’s ability to detect the minute electric fields of small prey. Such a technology might be used to study...
New quick, portable test for iron, vitamin A deficiency could save lives

New quick, portable test for iron, vitamin A deficiency could save lives

Cornell University engineers and nutritionists have created a swift solution for a challenging global health problem: a low-cost, rapid test to detect iron and...
LEDs light the way for better drug therapies

LEDs light the way for better drug therapies

Radioactivity may have a bad rap, but it plays a critical role in medical research. A revolutionary new technique to create radioactive molecules, pioneered in...