Sticky paper offers cheap, easy solution for paper-based diagnostics
(Phys.org)—A current focus in global health research is to make medical tests that are not just cheap, but virtually free. One such strategy is to start with paper – one of humanity's oldest technologies ...
Capturing circulating cancer cells could provide insights into how disease spreads
A glass plate with a nanoscale roughness could be a simple way for scientists to capture and study the circulating tumor cells that carry cancer around the body through the bloodstream.
Apple's ResearchKit could be boon for medical research, but there are concerns
You will soon be able to participate in cutting-edge medical research - from the comfort of your iPhone.
Remotely controlled magnetic nanoparticles stimulate stem cells to regenerate bones
Researchers in bone tissue regeneration believe they have made a significant breakthrough for sufferers of bone trauma, disease or defects such as osteoporosis.
A new use for touchless technology in the operating theatre
Pioneering work using touchless technology for vascular surgery is now being extended to neurosurgery.
Physicist whose work helped world see 1st moon walk dies
Physicist Ernest Sternglass, whose research helped make it possible for the world to see the first moon walk, has died at age 91 of heart failure.
Technology for early detection of irregularities in motor functions using a sensory smart house
Fujitsu announced it has developed a technology that uses sensors, embedded in smart houses and worn by patients, for the early detection of abnormalities in motor functions that might otherwise go unnoticed. ...
Apple to tap iPhone users for medical research
Apple on Monday unveiled an initiative to help researchers tackle some of the world's most critical medical conditions by gathering data from willing iPhone users.
UK children tested on how sleep, exercise affect learning
Tens of thousands of English schoolchildren will be given a lie-in or more rigorous sports classes as part of a major trial announced on Thursday to assess how advances in neuroscience can affect learning.
Mini synthetic organism instead of test animals
In medical research, animal-based experiments have thus far been a necessary evil. Fraunhofer researchers have developed a highly promising alternative, however: They are developing a mini-organism inside ...
Patent issued for substance with medical benefits
A novel jelly-like substance developed by Kansas State University researchers was recently issued a U.S. patent. The substance may be used for biomedical applications, ranging from cell culture and drug delivery to repairing ...
Practicing medicine at the nanoscale: New approaches to drug delivery offer hope for new, more targeted treatments
Modern medicine is largely based on treating patients with "small-molecule" drugs, which include pain relievers like aspirin and antibiotics such as penicillin.
Biologist's research helps protect rainforest monkey from illegal hunting
Research by University of Sussex environmental biologist Dr Mika Peck and environmental campaigners has helped to protect vulnerable populations of owl monkeys in the Peruvian rainforest from being illegally ...
The end of written grant applications: Let's use a formula
The winners and losers of the 2013 National Health and Medical Research (NHMRC) Project Grants were announced in October. A record low success rate of just 16.9% (down from last year's 20.5%) meant the c ...