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Bioelectronic implant

Bioelectronic Implant Could Prevent Opioid Deaths

Researchers are developing a novel, implantable device that can sense the effects of a potentially fatal level of ingested opioids and then...
2D Heterostructures

Creating 2D Heterostructures for Future Electronics

Nanomaterials could provide the basis of many emerging technologies, including extremely tiny, flexible, and transparent electronics. While many nanomaterials...
Stem cell transplant

Stem Cell Transplant Reverses Disabling MS-Like Disease

A stem cell transplant reversed a debilitating neurological disease that causes half of the patients to go blind and lose the ability...
catalysts

Gem-Like Nanoparticles of Precious Metals Shine as Catalysts

A Northwestern University research team has developed a new method for making highly desirable catalysts from metal nanoparticles that could lead to...
static electricity

Solving the Longstanding Mystery of How Friction Leads to Static Electricity

Most people have experienced the hair-raising effect of rubbing a balloon on their head or the subtle spark caused by dragging socked...
dementia

Map of Broken Brain Networks Shows Why People Lose Speech in...

For the first time, Northwestern Medicine scientists have pinpointed the location of dysfunctional brain networks that lead to impaired sentence production and...
Artificial Ribosome

Improved Artificial Ribosome More Efficient

Four years ago, Northwestern Engineering professor Michael Jewett created the first artificial ribosome, leading the way to use cells to create new kinds of...
nanolaser

Tiny, Biocompatible Nanolaser Could Function Inside Living Tissues

Researchers have developed a tiny nanolaser that can function inside of living tissues without harming them.  Just 50 to...
heart disease

Total Heart Disease Deaths on the Rise

Total deaths from heart disease, stroke, diabetes and hypertension– known collectively as cardiometabolic disease– have been increasing since 2011, a new Northwestern Medicine study...
Smarticles

Shape-Shifting Robot Built from ‘Smarticles’ Shows New Locomotion Strategy

Building conventional robots typically requires carefully combining components like motors, batteries, actuators, body segments, legs, and wheels. Now, researchers have taken a...
superconducting qubit

Physicists Reveal New Understanding of Quantum Mechanics in Circuits

Center for Applied Physics and Superconducting Technologies Codirector James Sauls, Northwestern graduate student Xinyuan You, and Jens Koch, physics and astronomy...
cancer

Are Physicians Helping Cancer Survivors Live Healthy Lives?

Some physicians who care for patients with cancer don’t promote healthy lifestyle changes to cancer survivors, fearing such advice would overwhelm them, reports...
Graphene Oxide

Stronger Graphene Oxide ‘Paper’ Made with Weaker Units

Want to make a super strong material from nano-scale building blocks? Start with the highest quality building blocks, right?
cancer cells

Nanoparticles’ Movement Reveals Whether They Can Successfully Target Cancer

Targeted drug-delivery systems hold significant promise for treating cancer effectively by sparing healthy surrounding tissues. But the promising approach can only work...
Sesame allergy

Sesame Allergy Is More Common Than Previously Recognized, Study Says

Sesame allergy affects more than 1 million children and adults in the U.S., more than previously known, reports a new Northwestern Medicine...
conducting metal nanolayer

Researchers Produce Electricity by Flowing Water over Extremely Thin Layers of...

Scientists from Northwestern University and Caltech have produced electricity by simply flowing water over extremely thin layers of inexpensive metals, including iron,...
Anticancer Drug

‘Trojan Horse’ Anticancer Drug Disguises Itself as Fat

A stealthy new drug-delivery system disguises chemotherapeutics as fat in order to outsmart, penetrate and destroy tumors. Thinking the...
Nanomaterials

New Technology Gives Insight into How Nanomaterials Form and Grow

A new form of electron microscopy allows researchers to examine nanoscale tubular materials while they are “alive” and forming liquids — a...
Nanoparticles

Electron-behaving Nanoparticles Rock Current Understanding of Matter

It’s not an electron. But it sure does act like one. Northwestern University researchers have made a strange and...
mild cognitive impairment

Pink Noise Boosts Deep Sleep Mild Cognitive Impairment Patients

Gentle sound stimulation played during specific times during deep sleep enhanced deep or slow-wave sleep for people with mild cognitive impairment, who...