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Scientists create new biodegradable adhesive

Most adhesives today are made of plastic, but BU chemists hope a new biodegradable alternative will provide a more environmentally friendly option. Boston University professor...
New gene editor could fix major shortcoming of current CRISPR tech

New gene editor could fix major shortcoming of current CRISPR tech

Scientists at Columbia have developed a gene-editing tool—using jumping genes—that inserts any DNA sequence into the genome without cutting, fixing a major shortcoming of...
Scientists develop a biosynthetic dual-core cell computer

Scientists develop a biosynthetic dual-core cell computer

In a new study, researchers have integrated two CRISPR-Cas9-based core processors into human cells and created a biosynthetic dual-core cell computer. The finding is a...
New skin-inspired sensors could help wounds heal better

New skin-inspired sensors could help wounds heal better

In a new study, researchers have developed wearable sensors that mimic skin to help wounds heal. The new finding could help develop a better wound...
New hope for disease-detecting biosensors

New hope for disease-detecting biosensors

A new study from the University of Minnesota has developed a unique new device using the wonder material graphene. The new device is a big...
Scientists develop fireproof, self powered sensor that may save lives

Scientists develop fireproof, self-powered sensor that may save lives

In a new study, researchers have developed a motion-powered, fireproof sensor. This low-cost sensor could track the movements of firefighters, steelworkers, miners and other people...
New mobile bedside bioprinter could help heal wounds

New mobile bedside bioprinter could help heal wounds

A new study has created such a mobile skin bioprinting system. The bioprinting system allows bi-layered skin to be printed directly into a wound. This could...
An artificial mole can detect major cancers very early

An artificial mole can detect major cancers very early

Alongside cardiovascular disease, cancer has become the top cause of death in developed countries. Many of cancer patients are diagnosed only after the tumor has...
lung cancer

Nanotech can help distinguish lung cancer cells from healthy cells

Recently, researchers from University of Colorado Boulder developed a new technique to distinguish lung cancer cells from healthy cells via nanoparticles. The finding is...
nanoscale robots

Mind-controlled nanoscale robots can deliver drugs in the brain

Controlled drug delivery systems aim to improve the spatial (where) and temporal resolution (when) of therapeutic molecules. However, the temporal resolution is very challenging...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This walking exercise can make older people healthy and fit

In a recent study from Shinshu University in Japan, researchers found an effective way to increase overall fitness and decrease lifestyle-related disease (LSD) through...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Scientists discover a new cause of autism

In a new study, researchers have found a new genetic factor that leads the brain to grow fewer synapses at a critical time in...