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How to train your drugs from nanotherapeutics to nanobots

How to train your drugs: from nanotherapeutics to nanobots

Nanotechnology is creating new opportunities for fighting disease – from delivering drugs in smart packaging to nanobots powered by the world’s tiniest engines. Chemotherapy benefits...
New technique makes brain scan better

New technique makes brain scan better

People who suffer a stroke often undergo a brain scan at the hospital, allowing doctors to determine the location and extent of the damage. Researchers...
AI that can shoot down fighter planes helps treat bipolar disorder

Artificial intelligence that can shoot down fighter planes helps treat bipolar disorder

The artificial intelligence (AI) that can blow human pilots out of the sky in air-to-air combat accurately predicted treatment outcomes for bipolar disorder, according...
Wireless and battery-less pacemaker invented by Texas researchers

Wireless and battery-less pacemaker invented by Texas researchers

A wireless, battery-less pacemaker that can be implanted directly into a patient's heart is being introduced by researchers from Rice University and their colleagues...
Engineered bacteria can recognize red, green, and blue light

Engineered bacteria can recognize red, green, and blue light

MIT researchers have engineered bacteria with “multicolor vision” — E. coli that recognize red, green, or blue (RGB) light and, in response to each color, express...
New plasmonic sensor improves early cancer detection

New plasmonic sensor improves early cancer detection

A new plasmonic sensor developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will serve as a reliable early detection of biomarkers for...
Wearing a heart on your sleeve can reduce stress

Wearing a heart on your sleeve can reduce stress

New research published in Scientific Reports shows that a heartbeat-like vibration delivered onto the inside of the wrist can make the wearer feel significantly less stressed. Researchers...
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...

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