Remedy against superbacteria found in crowberry

Researchers in Oulu have found small fragments of an antibacterial protein, also known as peptides, in a microbe living in crowberry. The peptide is able to destroy bacteria that cause infections. Based on the peptide, a ...

'Spermbots' could help women trying to conceive (w/ Video)

Sperm that don't swim well rank high among the main causes of infertility. To give these cells a boost, women trying to conceive can turn to artificial insemination or other assisted reproduction techniques, but success can ...

Nanotech weapon against chronic bacterial infections in hospitals

One of the scourges of infections in hospitals—biofilms formed by bacteria that stick to each other on living tissue and medical instruments, making them harder to remove—can be tricked into dispersing with the targeted ...

Using ultrasound to clean medical instruments

Researchers from the University of Southampton have demonstrated how a pioneering ultrasonic device can significantly improve the cleaning of medical instruments and reduce contamination and risk of infection.

Ultra-violet to produce ultra-thin in new funding

Researchers at the University of Liverpool are investigating the use of ultra-violet light to create thin films that can be used on solar panels, and to keep food and medical instruments sterile.

Paper-based device could bring medical testing to remote locales

In remote regions of the world where electricity is hard to come by and scientific instruments are even scarcer, conducting medical tests at a doctor's office or medical lab is rarely an option. Scientists are now reporting ...

Large Area Picosecond Photodetectors push timing envelope

The Large Area Picosecond Photodetector (LAPPD) collaboration has developed big detectors that push the timing envelope, measuring the speed of particles with a precision down to trillionths of a second.

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