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New technology offers fast peptide synthesis

New technology offers fast peptide synthesis

Manufacturing small proteins known as peptides is usually very time-consuming, which has slowed development of new peptide drugs for diseases such as cancer, diabetes,...
New gene sequencing software could aid in early detection, treatment of cancer

New gene sequencing software could aid in early detection, treatment of cancer

Digital detection tool will be shared freely over the web A research team from the United States and Canada has developed and successfully tested new...
Virtual reality helps surgery

Virtual reality helps surgery

Virtual reality imaging gives surgeons a better view of patient anatomy Gina Milner’s successful surgery, the first at Packard Children’s to use the new imaging...
Engineers harness stomach acid to power tiny sensors

Engineers harness stomach acid to power tiny sensors

Ingestible electronic devices could monitor physiological conditions or deliver drugs. Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital have designed and demonstrated a small voltaic...
Engineers create artificial skin that "feels" temperature changes

Engineers create artificial skin that “feels” temperature changes

A team of engineers and scientists at Caltech and ETH Zurich have developed an artificial skin capable of detecting temperature changes using a mechanism...
New class of materials could revolutionize biomedical, alternative energy industries

New class of materials could revolutionize biomedical, alternative energy industries

Polyhedral boranes, or clusters of boron atoms bound to hydrogen atoms, are transforming the biomedical industry. These manmade materials have become the basis for the...
Johns Hopkins researchers figure out how to deliver drugs to brain using ultrasound

Johns Hopkins researchers figure out how to deliver drugs to brain using ultrasound

Biomedical engineers at Johns Hopkins report they have worked out a noninvasive way to release and deliver concentrated amounts of a drug to the...
New 'smart needle' to make brain surgery safer

New ‘smart needle’ to make brain surgery safer

A new high-tech medical device to make brain surgery safer has been developed by researchers at the University of Adelaide. The tiny imaging probe, encased...
Smartphone microscope offers cost-effective DNA sequencing and genetic mutation analysis

Smartphone microscope offers cost-effective DNA sequencing and genetic mutation analysis

Just like an alphabet is made up of individual letters, DNA is composed of chemical bases. And in the same way that letters must...
New technology enables 5-D imaging in live animals, humans

New technology enables 5-D imaging in live animals, humans

A new image analysis technique makes it easier for scientists to quickly find and track important biological molecules including tell-tale signs of disease. Called "Hyper-Spectral...