Fluorescent organic nanoparticles outperform existing methods for long-term tracking of living cells
A research team in Asia has developed a method for tracking, or 'tracing', cells that overcomes the limitations of existing methods. The team's fluorescent organic tracers will provide researchers with a ...
Engineer plans to use century-old automotive manufacturing technique to enhance performance of novel medical devices
While automotive and medical device manufacturing may seemingly have little in common, the latter has long benefited from advancements in the former. For example, manufacturing techniques originally developed ...
Mussels inspire innovative new adhesive for surgery
(Phys.org)—Mussels can be a mouthwatering meal, but the chemistry that lets mussels stick to underwater surfaces may also provide a highly adhesive wound closure and more effective healing from surgery.
Researchers find fungus has cancer-fighting power
Arthrobotrys oligospora doesn't live a charmed life; it survives on a diet of roundworm. But a discovery by a team led by Mingjun Zhang, an associate professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxvi ...
Need to filter water? Fight infection? Just open package, mix polymers
(Phys.org)—Working in the lab for the last few years, three generations of University of Akron polymer scientists say their mutual and passionate curiosity about science has led to their discovery of a first-of-its-kind, ...
Of microchemistry and molecules: Electronic microfluidic device synthesizes biocompatible probes
Ames Laboratory partners with Iowa start-up under DOE innovation challenge
(PhysOrg.com) -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory and Iowa Powder Atomization Technologies have joined forces in DOE's America's Next Top Energy Innovator challenge to create jobs in Iowa. The ...
Memristors with a twist: Quasi-liquid soft matter foreshadows biocompatible electronics and flexible robots
Soft memory device opens door to new biocompatible electronics (w/ Video)
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a memory device that is soft and functions well in wet environments opening the door to a new generation of biocompatible electronic devices.
Nanoparticle therapeutics might help people suffering from hearing disorders
For millions of people hearing disorders make a negative impact on their lives. Scientists are looking into new ways of treating hearing disorders, by using different sorts of nanoparticles as original inner ear delivery ...
Cancer diagnosis breakthrough
Smaller and sharper: Nanoscale Metal-Organic Frameworks (NMOFs) as MRI Contrast Agents
(PhysOrg.com) -- Developing more sensitive methods of biomedical imaging that are effective with minimal amounts of contrast agents is an important challenge in the early and accurate diagnosis of illnesses.
Game-changing nanodiamond discovery for MRI
A Northwestern University study shows that coupling a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent to a nanodiamond results in dramatically enhanced signal intensity and thus vivid image contrast.
Nanowire biocompatibility in the brain: So far so good
The biological safety of nanotechnology, in other words, how the body reacts to nanoparticles, is a hot topic. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have managed for the first time to carry out successful experiments involving ...