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Genetically engineered virus spins gold into beads

The discovery could make production of some electronic components cheaper, easier, and faster The race is on to find manufacturing techniques capable of arranging molecular...
Bioengineers use magnetic force to manage chronic pain

Bioengineers use magnetic force to manage chronic pain

UCLA bioengineers have demonstrated that a gel-like material containing tiny magnetic particles could be used to manage chronic pain from disease or injury. Broadly, the study demonstrates...
New sensor could help doctors select effective cancer therapy

New sensor could help doctors select effective cancer therapy

MIT chemical engineers have developed a new sensor that lets them see inside cancer cells and determine whether the cells are responding to a...
How to make the gene-editing tool CRISPR work even better

How to make the gene-editing tool CRISPR work even better

Among the most significant scientific advances in recent years are the discovery and development of new ways to genetically modify living things using a...
Vitamin pill-sized sensor beats breath test diagnosis

Vitamin pill-sized sensor beats breath test diagnosis

New swallowable sensor 3,000 times more accurate than current technology New trials of a breakthrough swallowable sensor have revealed the device is 3,000 times more...
Bioengineers build 3D model of heart ventricle that beats for months

Bioengineers build 3D model of heart ventricle that beats for months

Harvard University researchers have bioengineered a three-dimensional model of a human left heart ventricle that could be used to study diseases, test drugs and...
Scientists develop new wearable device to measures cortisol in sweat

Scientists develop new wearable device to measures cortisol in sweat

By drawing in a bit of sweat, a patch developed in the lab of Alberto Salleo can reveal how much cortisol a person is...
Molecular clock could greatly improve smartphone navigation

Molecular clock could greatly improve smartphone navigation

Novel chip keeps time using the constant, measurable rotation of molecules as a timing reference. MIT researchers have developed the first molecular clock on a...
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...
Scientists design nanoparticles to help immune cells destroy tumors

Scientists design nanoparticles to help immune cells destroy tumors

Drugs carried in cellular 'backpacks' help T cells to destroy tumors Programming the body's immune system to attack cancer cells has had promising results for...