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Silk for COVID-19 prevention
Biology study finds silk offers more protection than cotton or synthetics.
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Scientists get soft on 3D printing
New method could jump-start creation of tiny medical devices for the body.
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Parylene photonics enable future optical biointerfaces
Carnegie Mellon University's Maysam Chamanzar and his team have invented an optical platform that will likely become the new standard in optical biointerfaces. He's labeled this new field of optical technology "Parylene photonics," demonstrated in a recent paper in Nature Microsystems and Nanoengineering.
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AI could expand healing with bioscaffolds
A dose of artificial intelligence can speed the development of 3D-printed bioscaffolds that help injuries heal, according to researchers at Rice University.
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The world's smallest ultrasound detector
'Honey, I shrunk the detector': Researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed the world's smallest ultrasound detector.
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Medical robotic hand? Rubbery semiconductor makes it possible
A medical robotic hand could allow doctors to more accurately diagnose and treat people from halfway around the world, but currently available technologies aren't good enough to match the in-person experience.
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Researchers create better material for wearable biosensors
Biosensors that are wearable on human skin or safely used inside the body are increasingly prevalent for both medical applications and everyday health monitoring. Finding the right materials to bind the sensors together and adhere them to surfaces is also an important part of making this technology better.
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New treatments for deadly lung disease
Research shows why pulmonary fibrosis drugs that target lung stiffness alone may not work in patients, even if they show promise in a Petri dish.
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A new type of one-molecule thick water-repellent film
A chemist from RUDN University together with colleagues created a new type of two-dimensional nanofilm from an organic material called calixarene.
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Positive results for ReWalk ReStore exosuit in stroke rehabilitation
Scientists at five sites tested the soft robotic wearable exosuit for safety, reliability and feasibility in gait rehabilitation for individuals with mobility impairment post-stroke.
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Low-cost chip to detect COVID-19 antibodies
Light-sensing technology promises to make COVID-19 antibody testing cheaper, easier, faster and more accurate.
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Towards a cell-based interceptive medicine in Europe
Hundreds of researchers, clinicians, industry leaders and policy makers from all around Europe are united by a vision of how to revolutionize healthcare.
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Ambient light alters refraction in 2D material
Rice researchers find effect that could aid 3D displays, virtual reality, self-driving vehicles.
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Wearable: treating antibiotic-resistant infections
A team of innovators from Purdue University has developed a wearable solution that allows a patient to receive treatment without leaving home. The Purdue team's work is published in the journal Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology.
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Researchers develop new X-ray detection technology
Florida State University researchers have developed a new material that could be used to make flexible X-ray detectors that are less harmful to the environment and cost less than existing technologies.
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Spider silk: preventing infection, facilitating healing
New biomaterials developed at the University of Bayreuth prevent colonization by bacteria and fungi, but at the same time proactively assist in the regeneration of human tissue. These nanostructured materials are based on spider silk proteins.
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AI accurately identifies infants with low risk of serious bacterial infection
Artificial intelligence, or "supervised machine learning," could help identify which well-appearing infants with fever, who are 60 days old or younger, are at low risk for a serious bacterial infection, according to a study published in Pediatrics.
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Nanodots made of photovoltaic material support waveguide modes
New spectroscopic technique for studying nanostructures demonstrates that stibnite nanodots can act as high-optical-quality waveguides and are promising candidates as photoswitchable materials for future applications.
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Nanoparticles of the future
Researchers in Siegen have developed the world's first afterglow-magnetic nanoparticles. The patented invention is designed for various applications including cancer detection in medicine and the detection of fine particulates in living organisms.
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Storing information in antiferromagnetic materials
Researchers at Mainz University were able to show that information can be stored in antiferromagnetic materials and to measure the efficiency of the writing operation.
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Biomorphic batteries could provide 72x more energy for robots
Like biological fat reserves store energy in animals, a new rechargeable zinc battery integrates into the structure of a robot to provide much more energy, a team led by the University of Michigan has shown.
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Accurate COVID-19 antibody detection platform
A robust, low-cost imaging platform utilizing lab-on-a-chip technology created by University of California, Irvine scientists may be available for rapid coronavirus diagnostic and antibody testing throughout the nation by the end of the year.
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Learn about critical raw materials, supply chain risks and sustainability
SusCritMat, funded by EIT Raw Materials, aimed to educate people from Master’s student level up – both in industry and academia – about important aspects of critical raw materials, supply chain risks and sustainability. In a novel concept, it introduced courses on these complex and interdisciplinary topics in a modular structure, adaptable to a variety of different formats.
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Versatile new material family for realistic prosthetics
Researchers have developed a new family of polymers that can self-heal, have shape memory and are recyclable.
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Smartwatch tracks medication levels
Engineers at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering and their colleagues at Stanford School of Medicine have demonstrated that drug levels inside the body can be tracked in real time using a custom smartwatch that analyzes the chemicals found in sweat. This wearable technology could be incorporated into a more personalized approach to medicine.
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