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dental reconstruction material

Super-Strong, Bio-Compatible Material May Reduce Broken Fillings

Adapted from bone fracture glue research at the Department of Fibre and Polymer Technology at KTH, the material can be molded in a clinical setting,...
robots

Robots That Lend a “Hand” Carrying Objects Are a Breakthrough for...

Physical interaction between robots and humans is advancing to a new level, as researchers report. New progress was reported by KTH researchers working within the...
acne-causing bacteria

Researchers May Have Figured out One Way Acne Bacteria Defies Treatment

A research team in structural biology worked out the details of how the common bacterium, Cutibacterium acnes, a natural habitant of human skin microbiota,...
molecular semiconductors

Study Shows Faster, Scalable Way to Make Molecular Semiconductors

A team from the Department of Micro and Nanosystems at KTH recently tested a technique to form millions of viable nanoscale molecular junctions – extremely small...
brain-on-a-chip

Dosed with Crystal Meth, Brain-On-A-Chip Reveals Brain’s Neurovascular Interactions

Demonstrating the effects of the street drug, crystal meth, was the first test for a powerful new platform for studying the complex interactions of...
mapping of cells

Mapping of Cells and Proteins Improved with Help of Gamers and...

Building on a map that shows hundreds of thousands of microscopic images of human cells, an international research team is working with the gaming...
prostate cancer

AI Could Improve Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

Every cancer tumor is unique, with characteristics that change over time. This so-called heterogeneity is due to competing clones within a given tumor, as...
DNA sequencing

These Nanoscale “Crack-Junctions” Can Speed up DNA Sequencing

A doctoral student in Micro and Nanosystems at KTH, Valentin Dubois, presented the new technique in his dissertation, saying that the findings offer a possible alternative to...
graphene

Method Could Be Boost to Large Scale Production of Graphene

The long list of possible uses for graphene touches on nearly every dimension of future technologies, including those which address energy and health. Transistors,...
Capillary flow

Capillary Flow Is Harnessed for the First Time

Now, for the first time, he and a team of researchers from KTH have found a way to fully control capillary action, and they’ve...
internet-of-things connections

Platform Brings Mobile Connection Speeds up to 100 Gbps

Even though mobile internet link speeds might soon be 100 Gbps, this doesn’t necessarily mean network carriers will be free of data-handling challenges that...
cellulose nanofibres

Method Assembles Cellulose Nanofibres into a Material Stronger Than Spider Silk

Working with cellulose nanofibre (CNF), the essential building block of wood and other plant life, the researchers report that they have overcome the difficulty...
Permeable capsulevideo

Permeable Capsule Could Be Packed with Cells That Fight Cancer

Researchers at KTH report that after six years of work, they have produced microparticles with encapsulated cells which passed some of the key challenges that need...
neuronal network simulator

Breakthrough Paves Way for Simulations of Large Parts of the Brain

The future of supercomputing promises immense resources for technologies such as the neuronal network simulator, NEST. The challenge today is to work out how...
Hydrogen Extraction

Hydrogen Extraction Breakthrough Could Be Game-Changer

Precious metals are the standard catalyst material used for extracting hydrogen from water. The problem is these materials - such as platinum, ruthenium and...
Alzheimer’s

Model for Producing Brain’s “Helper Cells” Could Lead to Treatments for...

Star shaped cells that are found in the brain and spine, astrocytes were long thought to be the “glue” that binds nerve cells; but...
video

Wave Energy Device Tests Begin in North Atlantic

Inspired by the mechanics of the human heart, a new type of wave energy conversion system developed in Sweden is now bobbing in the...
DNA wire biosensors

Technique Produces Powerful DNA Wire Biosensors

While DNA nanowires have been in development for some time, the method developed at KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University produces a unique three-dimensional...
cancer cells

Precision Nanomaterials May Pave New Way to Selectively Kill Cancer Cells,...

Dendrimers – or cascade molecules – are organically synthesized large molecules that match nature's peptides and proteins with respect to size and structure. Researchers...
spider silk

New Way to Form Bioactive Spider Silk for Medical Use

A technique reported today in Advanced Materials offers a promising alternative to experimental silk forming methods that rely on harsh chemicals, says Associate Professor My...