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New tech could identify disease-fighting cells at high speed in high volumes

New tech could identify disease-fighting cells at high speed in high volumes

A new technology that identifies disease-related antigens and T cells that could potentially destroy them could speed the development of new therapies to treat...

First-ever prostate cancer treatment uses gold nanoparticles to destroy tumors

In a recent study, researchers used gold nanoparticles that act as tumor-seeking missiles to remove prostate cancer. The study has begun at The University of...

Skin-like sensor could track oxygenation of healing wounds in real time

A new sensor made of an alternating array of printed light-emitting diodes and photodetectors can detect blood-oxygen levels anywhere in the body. The sensor...
Tiny nanostraws could deliver molecules to cells safely and efficiently

Tiny nanostraws could deliver molecules to cells safely and efficiently

Minuscule nanostraws could help solve the problem of how to deliver precise doses of molecules directly into many cells at once. Researchers can design the...
Game-changing skin sensor could improve life for a million hydrocephalus patients

Game-changing skin sensor could improve life for a million hydrocephalus patients

Most people simply take ibuprofen when they get a headache. But for someone with hydrocephalus - a potentially life-threatening condition in which excess fluid builds...

New smart surface coatings could repel bacteria, viruses and everything else

Researchers at McMaster have solved a vexing problem by engineering surface coatings that can repel everything, such as bacteria, viruses and living cells, but...

Scientist discover a new way to find relatives from forensic DNA

It might seem like the only thing anyone could do with forensic DNA is match suspects to crime scenes. After all, agencies like the FBI...

This RNA-based technique could make gene therapy more effective

Delivering functional genes into cells to replace mutated genes, an approach known as gene therapy, holds potential for treating many types of diseases. The earliest...
A new way to manufacture small batches of biopharmaceuticals on demand

A new way to manufacture small batches of biopharmaceuticals on demand

MIT chemical engineers have devised a new desktop machine that can be easily reconfigured to manufacture small amounts of different biopharmaceutical drugs. Biopharmaceuticals, a class...

Could nanotechnology help diagnose Alzheimer’s?

Exosomes are natural nanoscopic particles released by most cell types. They are currently the focus of research because they represent a possible tool for the...