Keyword: Biological sciences

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R&D: Medical
The microrobots are made of algae cells whose surfaces are speckled with antibiotic-filled nanoparticles.
R&D: Connectivity

A research team has created wireless technology to remotely activate specific brain circuits in fruit flies in under one second. The team used magnetic signals to activate targeted neurons...

Features: Wearables
BIOMEDevice Boston 2022: Bringing Innovation to Life

BIOMEDevice Boston brings engineers, business leaders, disruptive companies, and innovative thinkers from the region’s top startups and...

R&D: Nanotechnology

An ancient metal used for its microbial properties is the basis for a materials-based solution to disinfection. A team of scientists has developed an antimicrobial spray that deposits a layer of...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A research center based at the University of Kansas that develops rapid next-generation tests for a host of human ailments like cancer, stroke, and COVID-19 recently...

R&D: Design

A first-of-its-kind device will allow more IVF clinics to offer intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) as a treatment, while several IVF procedures, such as embryo culture, embryo cryopreservation,...

Features: Sensors/Data Acquisition

The COVID-19 pandemic has strengthened the push toward digitalization as well as patient-centric solutions in healthcare. The increasing demand for...

R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Scientists have successfully tested in the lab a tiny biosensor they developed that can detect biomarkers tied to traumatic brain injuries. Researchers say their waterproof biosensor includes an...

R&D: Energy
A thermometer directly monitors temperature changes when ions pass through a nanopore.
R&D: Nanotechnology
A suite of diverse, multifunctional DNA nanotechnological tools offers unique capabilities.
Briefs: Wearables
The highly adaptable materials could lead to new classes of wearable devices.
Global Innovations: Medical
Hokkaido University scientists and colleagues have designed a prototype biosensor that detects levels of ATP and lactates in a patient’s blood.
R&D: AR/AI
The research tackles long-unsolvable problems in biological systems at the cellular level.
R&D: Materials
Researchers are working on a coating that mimics bone tissue.
R&D: Materials
A new robotic hand grasps a wide variety of items, including raw eggs.
Briefs: Materials
Brown seaweed, pigments team up for nontoxic and stable gel structures.
Briefs: Medical
Totimorphic structural materials can achieve any shape.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
The noninvasive nanochip applies a harmless electric spark to deliver specific genes in a fraction of a second.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Designer biosensors ‘switch on’ color or electrical responses to drugs.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The device infuses antibodies through the miniature fiber to the tumor to activate T cells around tumor cells.
R&D: Energy
New nanotechnology has many potential applications, including harvesting clean energy to operate devices implanted in the body through the body’s natural movements.
R&D: Materials
Researchers have developed a genosensor that is efficient in detecting SARS-CoV-2.
R&D: Materials

A prototype of a new biosensor helps detect breast cancer in its earliest stages. The development of this biosensor falls within the field known as liquid biopsy, which helps detect the...

R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The new coatings were inspired by the natural world.
Briefs: Medical
The coating is customizable to individuals and requires less than 10 minutes to prepare and use.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The sensitivity of the decade-old frequency comb breathalyzer now detects four additional biomarkers.
R&D: Packaging & Sterilization
A team used liquid gallium to test an antiviral and antimicrobial on a range of fabrics, including facemasks.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The patch can be stored for 30 days at room temperature.
Features: AR/AI
The FDA will focus on data management and digitizing healthcare.

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