14/10/2016A new imaging method, called "polarized nuclear imaging" - combining aspects of both magnetic resonance imaging and gamma-ray imaging - has potential for new types of high-resolution medical diagnostics as well as industrial and physics research applications.
11/10/2016New Berkeley Lab tool could shed light on how neurological diseases spread.
04/10/2016Short, unstable stretches of DNA, called microsatellites, may play a far greater role in the development and progression of cancer than previously thought.
30/09/2016A technology for reading signals directly from the brain developed by Stanford Bio-X scientists could provide a way for people with movement disabilities to communicate.
28/09/2016A biocompatible nanomaterial that can be controlled with light finds a use in gene delivery.
22/09/2016A research team from the University of Bonn has succeeded for the first time in using light stimuli to stop life-threatening cardiac arrhythmia in mouse hearts. Furthermore, as shown in computer simulations at Johns Hopkins University, this technique could also be used successfully for human hearts.
09/09/2016Chemists from Trinity College Dublin, in collaboration with RCSI, have devised a revolutionary new scanning technique that produces extremely high-res 3D images of bones -- without exposing patients to X-ray radiation.
08/09/2016A group of researchers at Chalmers University of Technology has discovered a completely new way of using lasers to accelerate ion beams. In time, the new technique could possibly give more people access to advanced cancer treatment.
02/09/2016The researchers in Jonathan Claussen's lab at Iowa State University have been looking for ways to use graphene and its amazing properties in their sensors and other technologies.
31/08/2016Big data sets are full of dirty data, and these outliers, typos and missing values can produce distorted models that lead to wrong conclusions and bad decisions, be it in healthcare or finance. With so much at stake, data cleaning should be easier.
19/08/2016Cold plasma looks like the glow from the "Star Wars" blue light saber but this beam of energy, made of electrons that change polarity at micro-second or nanosecond speeds, could help bones heal faster.
17/08/2016Researchers have developed new nanorobotic agents capable of navigating through the bloodstream to administer a drug with precision by specifically targeting the active cancerous cells of tumours. This way of injecting medication ensures the optimal targeting of a tumour and avoids jeopardizing the integrity of organs and surrounding healthy tissues.
05/08/2016Researchers have developed a computer model that will aid in the design of nanocarriers, microscopic structures used to guide drugs to their targets in the body. The model better accounts for how the surfaces of different types of cells undulate due to thermal fluctuations, informing features of the nanocarriers that will help them stick to cells long enough to deliver their payloads.
29/07/2016Vibrating footwear could help astronauts and visually impaired earthlings skirt obstacles.
22/07/2016For the first time, researchers led by Tufts University engineers have integrated nano-scale sensors, electronics and microfluidics into threads - ranging from simple cotton to sophisticated synthetics - that can be sutured through multiple layers of tissue to gather diagnostic data wirelessly in real time, according to a paper published in Microsystems & Nanoengineering.