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lateral flow device

Paper-Based Lateral Flow Device to Detect Uranium in Groundwater

ICN2 researchers have applied their expertise in paper-based sensor systems to develop an inexpensive, disposable biosensor able to detect uranium in situ. Published in Scientific...
video

3D Mammography Detected 34% More Breast Cancers in Screening

After screening 15 000 women over a period of five years, a major clinical study in Sweden has shown that 3D mammography, or breast...
unnoticed infections

Unseen Infections Harming World’s Children, New Research Reveals

Children around the world are suffering from unnoticed infections that are stunting their growth and mental development, new research from an international coalition of...
Fiber Optic Sensor

Fiber Optic Sensor Measures Tiny Magnetic Fields

Researchers have developed a light-based technique for measuring very weak magnetic fields, such as those produced when neurons fire in the brain. The inexpensive...
stillbirths

Action Plan Can Prevent over 600 Stillbirths a Year

An estimated 600 stillbirths annually could be prevented if maternity units adopt national best practice according to an independent evaluation, which includes University of...
Optical Fibers

Optical Fibers That Can “Feel” the Materials Around Them

In recent years optical fibers have served as sensors to detect changes in temperature, like a thermometer, and pressure, like an artificial nerve. This...
bacteria

Bacteria ‘Translator’ Allows Bugs to Talk to Each Other for First...

The findings, from scientists at Imperial College London, allow bacteria that don’t usually live together – such as those that normally live on the skin,...
wound scars

​New Nanoparticles Help to Detect Serious Scarring of Wounds

A new way of seeing when heavy wound scars are forming, and providing doctors the chance to intervene, has been developed by scientists from Nanyang Technological...
fungal diseases

Healing Instead of Cutting down

Trees can get sick too. In urban areas, this usually means that the infested tree has to be felled for safety reasons. Empa researcher...
Fingerprints Cancer Cells

GLUT5 Fluorescent Probe Fingerprints Cancer Cells

This is not just another tool to image cancer. The probe is a two-for-one: detect cancer and distinguish one type from another. Together, they...
portable device

Monitor Detects Dangerously Low White Blood Cell Levels

One of the major side effects of chemotherapy is a sharp drop in white blood cells, which leaves patients vulnerable to dangerous infections. MIT...
Optical distance

Optical Distance Measurement at Record-High Speed

For decades, distance metrology by means of lasers, also known as LIDAR (laser-based light detection and ranging), has been an established method. Today, optical...
Intense laser

Intense Laser Experiments Provide First Evidence That Light Can Stop Electrons

Whenever light hits an object, some of the light scatters back from the surface of the object. However, if the object is moving extremely...
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Improved Blood Stabilization Should Expand Use of Circulating Tumor Cell Profiling

A new blood stabilization method, developed at the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Engineering in Medicine (MGH-CEM), significantly prolongs the lifespan of blood samples for...
Antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic Resistance: ‘Sleeping’ Bacteria That Can Survive Drug Treatment Identified

Dr Stefano Pagliara, a biophysicist at the University of Exeter, has developed a novel way of identifying cells likely to survive antibiotics, even before the drug treatment.The research,...
graphene

Graphene Spin Transport Takes a Step Forward Towards Application

The strong collaborative ethos of the Graphene Flagship is accelerating developments in new technologies based on graphene – the single-atom-thick allotrope of carbon –...
mosquito

Flower or Flesh? Genetics Explain Mosquito Preference

Imagine a world in which mosquitoes choose blossoms over blood.Nice, right?There already exists a mosquito species called Wyeomyia smithii in which most of the...
Electromagnetic Water Cloak

Electromagnetic Water Cloak Eliminates Drag and Wake

Researchers have developed a water cloaking concept based on electromagnetic forces that could eliminate an object’s wake, greatly reducing its drag while simultaneously helping...
citrus greening disease

Fresh Citrus at Risk From Devastating Disease

For the first time in 70 years, California has surpassed Florida in citrus production. Florida groves have been decimated by a disease called huanglongbing...
DNA detector

Scientist’s Accidental Exhale Leads to Improved DNA Detector

Greg Madejski held his breath as he looked into the microscope, trying to weld two fingernail-sized chips together: a tiny chip containing a nanofilter...