Biotech

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...
Ancient ink for cancer treatment

Ancient ink for cancer treatment

For hundreds of years, Chinese calligraphers have used a plant-based ink to create beautiful messages and art. Now, one group reports in ACS Omega that...
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...
'Squirtable' elastic surgical glue seals wounds in 60 seconds

‘Squirtable’ elastic surgical glue seals wounds in 60 seconds

A highly elastic and adhesive surgical glue that quickly seals wounds without the need for common staples or sutures could transform how surgeries are...
Genetic testing help set the safe dose of common blood thinner

Genetic testing help set the safe dose of common blood thinner

Warfarin is a blood thinner that is commonly prescribed to patients to prevent life-threatening blood clots. Despite its longtime use, warfarin remains tricky to dose...
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...
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...
Printing drugs can ease burden of multiple pills a day

Printing drugs can ease burden of multiple pills a day

A new technology can print pure, precisely customized doses of drugs. The technology could enable on-site printing of custom-dosed medications at pharmacies, hospitals, and other...
Skin patch dissolves 'love handles' in mice

Skin patch dissolves ‘love handles’ in mice

Microneedle skin patch that delivers fat-shrinking drug locally could be used to treat obesity and diabetes. Researchers have devised a medicated skin patch that can...