Archive: 07/30/2008

Smart Contact Lenses

"Smart" contact lenses that measure pressure within the eye and dispense medication accordingly could be made possible using a new material developed by biomedical engineers at UC Davis.

Jul 30, 2008 3 / 5 (2) 0

Plant Parasite 'Wiretaps' Host

A parasitic plant that sucks water and nutrients from its plant host also taps into its communications traffic, a new report finds. The research could lead to new ways to combat parasites that attack crop plants.

Jul 30, 2008 4.7 / 5 (3) 0

Engineer Taps Heat-Loving Bacteria for Hydrogen

A North Carolina State University engineer has been awarded a $1.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to learn more about the microbiology, genetics and genomics behind how and why heat-loving ...

Jul 30, 2008 4.4 / 5 (5) 0

Redundant System Keeps Embryo in Stitches

(PhysOrg.com) -- A universal system in animal cells that plays a key role in wound-closure and embryonic development can be quickly replicated by other cells if the original system is damaged, Duke University researchers ...

Jul 30, 2008 5 / 5 (1) 0