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Biodegradable Sensor

Biodegradable Sensor Monitors Pressure in the Body then Disappears

UConn engineers have created a biodegradable pressure sensor that could help doctors monitor chronic lung disease, swelling of the brain, and other medical conditions...
kidney cancer

Study Reveals Complex Biology, Gender Differences, in Kidney Cancer

A new study is believed to be the first to describe the unique role of androgens in kidney cancer, and it suggests that a...
3-D printing

3-D Printing with Cellulose

For centuries, cellulose has formed the basis of the world’s most abundantly printed-on material: paper. Now, thanks to new research at MIT, it may...
3D printingvideo

As 3D Printing Grows, So Does Need To Reclaim Plastic Waste

UC Berkeley is a leader in 3D printing. From creating a prosthetic hand for an 8-year-old girl to a “smart cap” that senses spoiled food...
biodegradable adhesivevideo

Shellfish Chemistry Combined with Polymer to Create New Biodegradable Adhesive

A new type of adhesive that combines the bonding chemistry of shellfish with a bio-based polymer has been shown to perform as well as...
cancers

Cancers Could Be Identified Using Blood Tests

“In the best of worlds, my method would make it possible to use a simple blood test to identify certain forms of cancer such...
Polymeric Nanoparticles

Imaging the Inside of Cells Using Polymeric Nanoparticles

Nanoparticles are particles that are smaller than 100 nanometers. They are typically obtained from metals and, because of their tiny size, have unique properties...
nanoparticles

Sharpshooting Nanoparticles Hit the Target

A nanoparticle-based drug delivery system that can sense and respond to different conditions in the body, as well as to an externally applied magnetic...