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Bio-inspired materials could repel liquids without coatings

Tiny nature-inspired cavities that trap air can stop liquids from sticking to surfaces without the need for coatings. An eco-friendly coating-free strategy has now been...

Blood-borne cancer detection receives gold-plated boost

Scientists will be able to detect cancer earlier from blood samples after advances were made in detecting microRNA molecules using gold-plated nanoparticles. UNSW researchers have...

Is gene editing tech CRISPR worth the risk?

The gene editing technology CRISPR has prompted both breathless predictions of medical breakthroughs and warnings of apocalypse.  Recently, HBO’s John Oliver opened a Last Week...

Genetically engineered virus spins gold into beads

The discovery could make production of some electronic components cheaper, easier, and faster The race is on to find manufacturing techniques capable of arranging molecular...
Bioengineers use magnetic force to manage chronic pain

Bioengineers use magnetic force to manage chronic pain

UCLA bioengineers have demonstrated that a gel-like material containing tiny magnetic particles could be used to manage chronic pain from disease or injury. Broadly, the study demonstrates...
New sensor could help doctors select effective cancer therapy

New sensor could help doctors select effective cancer therapy

MIT chemical engineers have developed a new sensor that lets them see inside cancer cells and determine whether the cells are responding to a...
How to make the gene-editing tool CRISPR work even better

How to make the gene-editing tool CRISPR work even better

Among the most significant scientific advances in recent years are the discovery and development of new ways to genetically modify living things using a...
Vitamin pill-sized sensor beats breath test diagnosis

Vitamin pill-sized sensor beats breath test diagnosis

New swallowable sensor 3,000 times more accurate than current technology New trials of a breakthrough swallowable sensor have revealed the device is 3,000 times more...
Bioengineers build 3D model of heart ventricle that beats for months

Bioengineers build 3D model of heart ventricle that beats for months

Harvard University researchers have bioengineered a three-dimensional model of a human left heart ventricle that could be used to study diseases, test drugs and...
Scientists develop new wearable device to measures cortisol in sweat

Scientists develop new wearable device to measures cortisol in sweat

By drawing in a bit of sweat, a patch developed in the lab of Alberto Salleo can reveal how much cortisol a person is...