Search results for precision intervention

Ecology Oct 28, 2019

Satellite, drone photos could help predict infections of a widespread tropical disease

Satellite images, drone photos and even Google Earth could help identify communities most at risk for getting one of the world's worst tropical diseases.

Cell & Microbiology Nov 02, 2019

Researchers engineer insulin-producing cells activated by light for diabetes

Tufts University researchers have transplanted engineered pancreatic beta cells into diabetic mice, then caused the cells to produce more than two to three times the typical level of insulin by exposing them to light. The ...

Materials Science Oct 24, 2019

Researchers design tunable, self-recovering dyes for use in next-generation smart devices

The building blocks of rationally designed chemicals are simple elements: carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and so on. These elements can be combined in myriad ways to accomplish a variety of chemicals with different characteristics. ...

Bio & Medicine Oct 15, 2019

Floating magnetic microrobots for fiber functionalization

Minimally invasive surgery is increasingly used to target small lesions and a growing demand exists for miniaturized medical tools. These include microcatheters, articulated micro-forceps or tweezers to sense and actuate ...

Economics & Business Oct 14, 2019

Trio win Nobel Economics Prize for work on poverty

A trio of Americans on Monday won the Nobel Economics Prize for their work in the fight against poverty, including Esther Duflo, the youngest-ever economics laureate and only the second woman to win the prize.

Soft Matter Oct 09, 2019

Folding a drop of water solves a longstanding challenge in portable diagnostic devices

If you've ever stopped to watch rain falling on a windowpane, you've seen what happens when two drops of water touch and merge into one. The physics at work in this phenomenon could provide unlock a solution for the development ...

Molecular & Computational biology Oct 10, 2019

Scientists are decoding the genetic mechanisms of aging

The discovery in the 1990s that a mutation in a single gene of an experimental worm could double its lifespan set off a stampede of research on the molecular biology of aging and triggered hopes that drug therapies or other ...

Social Sciences Oct 09, 2019

Research topic contributes to persistent gap in NIH research grants to black scientists

Research topic preference accounts for more than 20% of a persistent funding gap for black scientists applying for National Institutes of Health research project (R01) grants compared to white scientists, according to a new ...

Optics & Photonics Oct 04, 2019

Optical imager poised to improve diagnosis and treatment of dry eye disease

Researchers have developed a new non-invasive optical imaging system that promises to improve diagnosis and treatments for dry eye disease. Dry eye, which often causes irritation and blurred vision, occurs when there is instability ...

Analytical Chemistry Sep 25, 2019

Test for life-threatening nutrient deficit is made from bacteria entrails

In a remote village, an aid worker pricks a sickly toddler's fingertip, and like most of the other children's blood samples, this one turns a test strip yellow. That's how an experimental malnutrition test made with bacterial ...

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