Biotech

Tiny, light-sensitive chips could one day restore sight to the blind

Millions of people are slowly losing their vision to diseases of the retina, such as age-related macular degeneration. Now, a device more than a...

Tiny injectable sensor could provide unobtrusive, long-term alcohol monitoring

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a miniature, ultra-low power injectable biosensor that could be used for continuous, long-term alcohol...
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...
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...
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...

Metabolic modelling becomes three-dimensional

An international research consortium developed the first computer model to include 3D in the representation of human metabolic processes. To this end, the researchers integrated...
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...
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...
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...