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Wearable Device

A Wearable Device for Regrowing Hair

Although some people embrace the saying “bald is beautiful,” for others, alopecia, or excessive hair loss, can cause stress and anxiety. Some studies have...
Artificial Cells

Artificial Cells Are Tiny Bacteria Fighters

Lego block” artificial cells that can kill bacteria have been created by researchers at the University of California, Davis, Department of Biomedical Engineering. The...
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New Urine Dipstick Test Detects Cause of Disease That Blinds Millions

Scientists at Scripps Research have developed a urine diagnostic to detect the parasitic worms that cause river blindness, also called onchocerciasis, a tropical disease...
silicone adhesion

Looked at Your Feet

Geckos, spiders and beetles make it happen: thanks to special adhesive elements on their feet, they can effortlessly run on ceilings or walls. Biological functions...
wearable sensor

Breakthrough Sensor to Help People with Bipolar Disorder Monitor Lithium Levels

In a study published by the journal ACS Sensors, researchers from the University of Surrey detail how they produced what is believed to be the...
Security Scanners

Research Could Lead to Security Scanners Capable of Detecting Explosives

Using a single pixel camera and Terahertz electromagnetic waves, a team of Physicists at the University of Sussex have devised a blueprint which could...
boron nitride

Boron Nitride Separation Process Could Facilitate Higher Efficiency Solar Cells

A team of semiconductor researchers based in France has used a boron nitride separation layer to grow indium gallium nitride (InGaN) solar cells that...
Tiny crystals

Tiny Crystals Pave the Way for New Design of Digital Devices

The electrical circuit is made from crystals of copper that are grown and electrically wired at nanoscale and may lead to digital devices that...
Nanogels

Nanotechnology vs. Viruses

An international interdisciplinary team of virologists and biochemists that includes scientists at Freie Universität has developed low-cost and “cell-friendly” nanogels that can efficiently prevent...
nanoparticle

Connecting the (Nano) Dots: NIST Says Big-Picture Thinking Can Advance Nanoparticle...

Nanoparticle manufacturing, the production of material units less than 100 nanometers in size (100,000 times smaller than a marble), is proving the adage that...
Contact Lenses

The Environmental Cost of Contact Lenses

Many people rely on contact lenses to improve their vision. But these sight-correcting devices don’t last forever — some are intended for a single...
photosensitizers

Weaponizing Oxygen to Kill Infections and Disease

The life-threatening bacteria called MRSA can cripple a hospital since it spreads quickly and is resistant to treatment. But scientists report that they are...
biofilms

Chips, Light and Coding Moves the Front Line in Beating Bacteria

The never-ending fight against bacteria has taken a turn in humanity’s favor with the announcement of a tool that could give the upper hand...
Nanomedicine

Proof-Of-Concept Technique Makes Nanoparticles Attractive for New Medications

Since the development of insulin to manage diabetes, pharmacists have longed to create an insulin pill. Past attempts have failed, because insulin does not...
silicone

Inspired by Feet

Geckos, spiders and beetles have shown us how to do it: thanks to special adhesive elements on their feet, they can easily run along...
Heart Attacks

New System Allows Rapid Response to Heart Attacks, Limits Cardiac Damage

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a drug-delivery system that allows rapid response...
Integrated Sensor

Integrated Sensor Could Monitor Brain Aneurysm Treatment

Implantation of a stent-like flow diverter can offer one option for less invasive treatment of brain aneurysms – bulges in blood vessels – but...
Parkinson’s

A Breath Test for Early-Stage Parkinson’s

Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease include tremor, loss of smell and neuropsychiatric problems. However, many people aren’t diagnosed until their disease is well-advanced, which could...
nanometer scale

The Shape in Water: First Nanometer-Scale Measurements of the Folded Structure...

Tinkering with a method they helped develop over the last few years, scientists have for the first time measured at the nanometer scale the characteristic...
whiten teeth

A Safe and Effective Way to Whiten Teeth

In the age of Instagram and Snapchat, everyone wants to have perfect pearly whites. To get a brighter smile, consumers can opt for over...