Biotech

Cell-like nanorobots can swim through blood and clear toxins

Cell-like nanorobots can swim through blood and clear toxins

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed tiny ultrasound-powered robots that can swim through blood, removing harmful bacteria along with the...
Breakthrough in controlling DNA-based robots

Breakthrough in controlling DNA-based robots

Researchers use magnets to move tiny nano-devices faster than ever before Researchers have devised a magnetic control system to make tiny DNA-based robots move on...
Nanoparticles produced from tea leaves destroy 80% of lung cancer cells

Nanoparticles produced from tea leaves destroy 80% of lung cancer cells

Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves inhibit the growth of lung cancer cells, destroying up to 80% of them, new research by a joint Swansea...
Tiny particles could help fight brain cancer

Tiny particles could help fight brain cancer

Nanoparticles carrying two drugs can cross the blood-brain barrier and shrink glioblastoma tumors Glioblastoma multiforme, a type of brain tumor, is one of the most...
Do you know the facts about modified foods

Do you know the facts about modified foods?

Farmers have been selectively breeding plants for thousands of years. They have done so to make them tastier, bigger, or hardier. Technology has moved part...

Butterfly wings inspire light-manipulating surface for medical implants

Inspired by tiny nanostructures on transparent butterfly wings, engineers at Caltech have developed a synthetic analogue for eye implants that makes them more effective...
Suicide molecules kill any cancer cell

Suicide molecules kill any cancer cell

Time traveling hundreds of millions of years to unleash one of nature’s original kill switches Small RNA molecules originally developed as a tool to study...
Artificial Heart

Living for years without a heart is now possible

It sounds like a byproduct of science fiction: a synthetic, battery-powered device designed to replace the work of the body’s most crucial organ. But the...
Implant would put a mole on your skin to warn of tumor

Implant would put a mole on your skin to warn of tumor

A prototype early warning system for the four most common types of cancer makes a visible mole appear on the skin when calcium levels...

Tiny, light-sensitive chips could one day restore sight to the blind

Millions of people are slowly losing their vision to diseases of the retina, such as age-related macular degeneration. Now, a device more than a...