News tagged with polymer

Saving the planet with flexible electronics

"My research on organic photovoltaic (OPVs) devices reflects my fascination with electronic gadgets and concerns about the environment," says Varun Vohra, tenure-track assistant professor at the Department of Engineering ...

dateJun 27, 2017 in Engineering
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Research targets PFOA threat to drinking water

A highly toxic water pollutant, known as perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), last year caused a number of U.S. communities to close their drinking water supplies. Because of its historical use in Teflon production and other industrial ...

dateJun 08, 2017 in Environment
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A lightning-fast flu virus detector

A research team at Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) builds a novel voltage-based biosensor for the influenza virus that is almost 100 times more sensitive than conventional tests, and can distinguish between human ...

dateMay 30, 2017 in Analytical Chemistry
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New nano-polymer could prevent heart failure

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University (BGU) and the Sheba Medical Center have developed a new therapy to treat atherosclerosis and prevent heart failure with a new biomedical polymer that reduces arterial plaque and inflammation ...

dateMay 22, 2017 in Bio & Medicine
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