Biotech

Swallowable sensors reveal mysteries of human gut health

Swallowable sensors reveal mysteries of human gut health

First human trials of gas-sensing capsule reveal potential new immune system Findings from the first human trials of a breakthrough gas-sensing swallowable capsule could revolutionize...
Smartphone case offers blood glucose monitoring on the go

Smartphone case offers blood glucose monitoring on the go

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a smartphone case and app that could make it easier for patients to record...
Sensor mimics shark’s ‘sixth sense’ organ

Quantum material sensor mimics shark’s ‘sixth sense’ organ

A new quantum material mimics a shark’s ability to detect the minute electric fields of small prey. Such a technology might be used to study...
New quick, portable test for iron, vitamin A deficiency could save lives

New quick, portable test for iron, vitamin A deficiency could save lives

Cornell University engineers and nutritionists have created a swift solution for a challenging global health problem: a low-cost, rapid test to detect iron and...
LEDs light the way for better drug therapies

LEDs light the way for better drug therapies

Radioactivity may have a bad rap, but it plays a critical role in medical research. A revolutionary new technique to create radioactive molecules, pioneered in...
New genetic test shows promise for detecting pancreatic cancer

New genetic test shows promise for detecting pancreatic cancer

Researchers have successfully shown that a new genetic test can, with high sensitivity, determine which pancreatic cysts are most likely to be associated with...
New self-regulating nanoparticles could treat cancer

New self-regulating nanoparticles could treat cancer

The self-stopping nanoparticles could soon be used as part of hyperthermic-thermotherapy to treat patients with cancer, according to an exciting new study reported in Nanoscale. Thermotherapy...
A novel textile material that keeps itself germ-free

A novel textile material that keeps itself germ-free

Scientists have developed a novel weapon in the battle against deadly hospital-acquired infections - a textile that disinfects itself. And independent tests show it can...
Smartphone-controlled smart bandage for better, faster healing

Smartphone-controlled smart bandage for better, faster healing

Researchers in a new study have designed a smart bandage that could eventually heal chronic wounds or battlefield injuries with every fiber of its...
Ancient ink for cancer treatment

Ancient ink for cancer treatment

For hundreds of years, Chinese calligraphers have used a plant-based ink to create beautiful messages and art. Now, one group reports in ACS Omega that...