Biotech

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
New genetic test shows promise for detecting pancreatic cancer

New genetic test shows promise for detecting pancreatic cancer

Researchers have successfully shown that a new genetic test can, with high sensitivity, determine which pancreatic cysts are most likely to be associated with...
New self-regulating nanoparticles could treat cancer

New self-regulating nanoparticles could treat cancer

The self-stopping nanoparticles could soon be used as part of hyperthermic-thermotherapy to treat patients with cancer, according to an exciting new study reported in Nanoscale. Thermotherapy...
A novel textile material that keeps itself germ-free

A novel textile material that keeps itself germ-free

Scientists have developed a novel weapon in the battle against deadly hospital-acquired infections - a textile that disinfects itself. And independent tests show it can...
Smartphone-controlled smart bandage for better, faster healing

Smartphone-controlled smart bandage for better, faster healing

Researchers in a new study have designed a smart bandage that could eventually heal chronic wounds or battlefield injuries with every fiber of its...