Biotech

Biofilm discovery suggests new way to prevent dangerous infections

Biofilm discovery suggests new way to prevent dangerous infections

Microbial biofilms--dense, sticky mats of bacteria that are hard to treat and can lead to dangerous infections--often form in medical equipment, such as flexible...
Alga's Dictionary of Genes Could Lead to Advances in Biofuels and Medicine

Alga’s Dictionary of Genes Could Lead to Advances in Biofuels and Medicine

Plant biologists and biochemists from UCLA, UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco have produced a gold mine of data by sequencing the genome of...
New sensors can detect disease markers in breath

New sensors can detect disease markers in breath

A small, thin square of an organic plastic that can detect disease markers in breath or toxins in a building's air could soon be...
Make blood stem cells from patients' own cells

Breakthrough: Make blood stem cells from patients’ own cells

New technique raises possibility of making all types of blood cells to treat disease. Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital have, for the first time, generated...
New 3-D printed ovaries could produce healthy offspring

New 3-D printed ovaries could produce healthy offspring

The brave new world of 3-D printed organs now includes implanted ovary structures that, true to their design, actually ovulate, according to a study. By...
Making brain implants smaller could prolong their lifespan

Making brain implants smaller could prolong their lifespan

Thin fibers could be used to deliver drugs or electrical stimulation, with less damage to the brain. Many diseases, including Parkinson's disease, can be treated...
Ingestible electronic capsule can be wirelessly powered

Ingestible electronic capsule can be wirelessly powered

Imagers, gastric pacemakers and other diagnostic and therapeutic tools could someday transform the way diseases of the gastrointestinal tract are measured and treated. But in...
Scientists find a way to pack grains and drugs most efficiently

Scientists find a way to pack grains and drugs most efficiently

Scientists have discovered a way to solve a problem that has baffled humans for so long it is mentioned in the Bible: achieving the...
3D printing could make medical implants in hours

3D printing could make medical implants in hours

A new 3D-printing technology could create medical implants that are stronger, less expensive, more flexible, and more comfortable than anything currently available. In a new...
Precision medicine improves treatment outcomes for some pancreatic cancer patients

Precision medicine improves treatment outcomes for some pancreatic cancer patients

Researchers are paving the way for genome-targeted treatments in pancreatic cancer, an especially deadly form of cancer with few existing therapeutic options, according to...