Biotech

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...
'Squirtable' elastic surgical glue seals wounds in 60 seconds

‘Squirtable’ elastic surgical glue seals wounds in 60 seconds

A highly elastic and adhesive surgical glue that quickly seals wounds without the need for common staples or sutures could transform how surgeries are...
Genetic testing help set the safe dose of common blood thinner

Genetic testing help set the safe dose of common blood thinner

Warfarin is a blood thinner that is commonly prescribed to patients to prevent life-threatening blood clots. Despite its longtime use, warfarin remains tricky to dose...
Printing drugs can ease burden of multiple pills a day

Printing drugs can ease burden of multiple pills a day

A new technology can print pure, precisely customized doses of drugs. The technology could enable on-site printing of custom-dosed medications at pharmacies, hospitals, and other...
Skin patch dissolves 'love handles' in mice

Skin patch dissolves ‘love handles’ in mice

Microneedle skin patch that delivers fat-shrinking drug locally could be used to treat obesity and diabetes. Researchers have devised a medicated skin patch that can...
Medicine of the Future New Microchip Technology Could Be Used to Track Smart Pills

Medicine of the future: New microchip technology could be used to track smart pills

Researchers at Caltech have developed a prototype miniature medical device that could ultimately be used in "smart pills" to diagnose and treat diseases. A key...
Faster, more accurate test for liver cancer

Faster, more accurate test for liver cancer

It's estimated that about 788,000 people worldwide died of liver cancer in 2015, the second-leading cause of cancer deaths, according to the latest statistics...
In a sample of blood, researchers probe for cancer clues

In a sample of blood, researchers probe for cancer clues

One day, patients may be able to monitor their body’s response to cancer therapy just by having their blood drawn. A new study, led by...
Blood test predicts prostate tumor resistance

Blood test predicts prostate tumor resistance

When bacteria develop antibiotic resistance, treatment with these medications becomes ineffective. Similarly, tumor cells can also change in such a way that renders them resistant...
'Electronic skin' takes wearable health monitors to the next level

‘Electronic skin’ takes wearable health monitors to the next level

A soft, stick-on patch collects, analyzes and wirelessly transmits a variety of health metrics from the body to a smartphone A new, electronic skin microsystem...