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Safer way to vaccinate? Polymer film that gradually releases DNA coding for viral proteins may beat traditional vaccines

DNA, Proteins, DNA, DNA, DNA, DNA, DNA, Proteins
Vaccines usually consist of inactivated viruses that prompt the immune system to remember the invader and launch a strong defense if it later encounters the real thing However this approach can be too risky with ... - Read More

Slow-release 'jelly' delivers drugs better

Duke University biomedical engineers have developed a new delivery system that overcomes the shortcomings of a promising class of peptide drugs very small proteins for treating diseases such as diabetes and cancer Share This See ... - Read More

Organic ferroelectric molecule shows promise for memory chips, sensors

Dielectric constant
At the heart of computing are tiny crystals that transmit and store digital information's ones and zeroes Today these are hard and brittle materials But cheap flexible nontoxic organic molecules may play a role in ... - Read More

More efficient way to make popular prescription medication

In a demonstration of the power of green chemistry scientists are reporting development of a new and more efficient process for making one of the most costly and widely used medications for severe mental illness ... - Read More

Modifications of a nanoparticle can change chemical interactions with cell membranes

Chemical, Membranes, Chemical, Nanoparticle
Researchers at Syracuse University's Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering at L C Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science are studying the toxicity of commonly used nanoparticles particles up to one million times smaller ... - Read More

Health and environment: A closer look at plastics

Environment
Plastics have transformed modern society providing attractive benefits but also befouling waterways and aquifers depleting petroleum supplies and disrupting human health Share This See Also Health Policy Teen Health Materials Science Inorganic Chemistry Environmental Issues ... - Read More

Antibacterial agent used in common soaps found in increasing amounts in freshwater lakes

When people wash their hands with antibacterial soap most don't think about where the chemicals contained in that soap end up University of Minnesota engineering researchers do Share This See Also Pharmacology Alzheimer's Research Hazardous ... - Read More

BPA substitute could spell trouble: Experiments show bisphenol S also disrupts hormone activity

BPA, Hormone, bisphenol S
A few years ago manufacturers of water bottles food containers and baby products had a big problem A key ingredient of the plastics they used to make their merchandise an organic compound called bisphenol A ... - Read More

Odd biochemistry yields lethal bacterial protein

Lethal, Protein, Protein, Biochemistry, Biochemistry, Biochemistry, Biochemistry
Jan 22 2013 — While working out the structure of a cell killing protein produced by some strains of the bacterium Enterococcus faecalis researchers stumbled on a bit of unusual biochemistry They found that a ... - Read More

New technology shows diabetes

Light, Light
A new imaging method for the study of insulin producing cells in diabetes among other uses is now being presented by a group of researchers at Umeå University in Sweden in the form of a ... - Read More

Small change for big improvement: Halogen bonds and drug discovery

Drug, Drug, Drug, Drug discovery, Drug, Drug discovery, Drug discovery
Halogen bonding has been applied in crystal engineering materials research and nanotechnology for some time Scientists from the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies HITS and the Czech Academy of Science in Prague have now developed ... - Read More

Breakthrough Research Could Create Sea Change in Global HIV Diagnosis: New Handheld Mobile Device Performs Laboratory-Quality HIV Testing

children who have lost one or both parents to the disease A low cost mobile device that performs HIV testing could help combat these trends and the overall global epidemic by enabling the diagnosis and ... - Read More

Fetal exposure to PVC plastic chemical linked to obesity in offspring

Exposing pregnant mice to low doses of the chemical tributyltin which is used in marine hull paint and PVC plastic can lead to obesity for multiple generations without subsequent exposure a UC Irvine study has ... - Read More

Super-fine sound beam could one day be an invisible scalpel

Sound, Fine
A carbon nanotube coated lens that converts light to sound can focus high pressure sound waves to finer points than ever before The University of Michigan engineering researchers who developed the new therapeutic ultrasound approach ... - Read More

New biochip technology uses tiny whirlpools to corral microbes

Engineering
Researchers have demonstrated a new technology that combines a laser and electric fields to create tiny centrifuge like whirlpools to separate particles and microbes by size a potential lab on a chip system for medicine ... - Read More

DNA prefers to dive head first into nanopores

DNA, DNA, DNA, DNA, DNA, DNA
If you want to understand a novel it helps to start from the beginning rather than trying to pick up the plot from somewhere in the middle The same goes for analyzing a strand of ... - Read More

New nanotech fiber: Robust handling, shocking performance

Nanotech
Rice University's latest nanotechnology breakthrough was more than 10 years in the making but it still came with a shock Scientists from Rice the Dutch firm Teijin Aramid the U S Air Force and Israel's ... - Read More

New material harvests energy from water vapor

Material, Water, Energy, Energy, Energy, Water
MIT engineers have created a new polymer film that can generate electricity by drawing on a ubiquitous source water vapor Share This See Also Energy Technology Electricity Nature of Water Materials Science Solar Energy Thermodynamics ... - Read More

Mussels inspire innovative new adhesive for surgery

Adhesive
Mussels can be a mouthwatering meal but the chemistry that lets mussels stick to underwater surfaces may also provide a highly adhesive wound closure and more effective healing from surgery Share This See Also Wounds ... - Read More

3-D mapping of lipid orientation in biological tissues such as skin

Lipid
A non invasive method that makes it possible to observe in situ how assemblies of lipids are oriented in biological tissues and which does not require any labeling or preparation has been developed by physicists ... - Read More
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