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Image: The eye of an Asian man is scanned with a small camera; Copyright: Bailey Shen

A pocket-sized retina camera, no dilating required

24/03/2017

It is the part of the eye exam everyone hates: the pupil-dilating eye drops. The drops work by opening the pupil and preventing the iris from constricting in response to light and are often used for routine examination and photography of the back of the eye.
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Image: A black and white radiographic image of a nozzle; Copyright: Dominik Oberthür, DESY

Novel nozzle saves crystals

23/03/2017

Scientists are interested in the spatial structure of proteins, as it reveals much about the workings of these biomolecules. This knowledge can lead to a better understanding of the functions of biomolecules and to tailored medicines. X-ray crystallography is the prime tool to solve protein structures. However, it requires to grow crystals of the proteins under investigation.
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Image: Graphic of a complex molecule with a cylindrical shape in the center; Copyright: cfaed

Block copolymer micellization as a protection strategy for DNA origami

22/03/2017

Scientists from the Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden / TU Dresden and the University of Tokyo led by Dr. Thorsten-Lars Schmidt (cfaed) developed a method to protect DNA origami structures from decomposition in biological media. This protection enables future applications in nanomedicine or cell biology.
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Image: A cell clinging to an uneven surface; Copyright: UC San Diego

New nano-implant could one day help restore sight

21/03/2017

A team of engineers at the University of California San Diego and La Jolla-based startup Nanovision Biosciences Inc. have developed the nanotechnology and wireless electronics for a new type of retinal prosthesis that brings research a step closer to restoring the ability of neurons in the retina to respond to light.
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Image: structure, metal immobilization, and chemical reaction inside a ferritin crystal ; Copyright: Tokyo Institute of Technology

Nanocages for gold particles: What is happening inside?

17/03/2017

In living organisms, free metal ions are stored and transported through proteins assembled into highly ordered structures such as protein cages via a reaction called biomineralization. This sophisticated biological strategy has attracted the attention of biotechnologists who speculate that natural ion-storage protein cages can be used to grow metal nanoparticles with desired properties.
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MRI scans can help spot HIV in the brain

16/03/2017

Scientists at UCL have developed a way to use MRI scans to help identify when HIV is persisting in the brain despite effective drug treatment.
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Image: Male scientist is working in a lab; Copyright: University of Houston

MRI-powered mini-robots could offer targeted treatment

15/03/2017

Invasive surgical techniques - cutting through the breastbone for open heart surgery or making a large incision to inspect an abdominal tumor - allow physicians to effectively treat disease but can lead to sometimes serious complications and dramatically slow healing for the patient.
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Image: Blue arrow above a column diagram that shows upwards; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Michael Burgmaier

Europe's microtechnology industry is attuned to growth

14/03/2017

Global economic, social and political developments as well as technological disruptions like the digital transformation do not leave the representatives of the European microtechnology industry unaffected. Nevertheless, growth forecasts for the next three years are distinctively positive.
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Image: Nanopillars; Copyright: Noritada Kaji

Ultrafast detection of a cancer biomarker enabled by innovative nanobiodevice

10/03/2017

Like DNA, ribonucleic acid (RNA) is a type of polymeric biomolecule essential for life, playing important roles in gene processing. Short lengths of RNA called microRNA are more stable than longer RNA chains, and are found in common bodily fluids. The level of microRNA in bodily fluids is strongly correlated with the presence and advance of cancer.
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Image: Computer-generated image of a human torso and an ultrasound scalpel; Copyright: Fraunhofer MEVIS

Ultrasound scalpel destroys liver tumors

10/03/2017

Focused ultrasound can effectively destroy tumor cells. Until now, this method has only been used for organs such as the prostate and uterus. At the European Congress of Radiology, Fraunhofer researchers will present a method, developed as part of the TRANS-FUSIMO EU project, that enables focused ultrasound treatment of the liver, an organ that moves while breathing.
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