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Hydrocephalus: Sensors monitor cerebral pressure

Pressure
If the pressure in a patient's brain is too high physicians implant a system in the head that regulates the pressure A sensor can now measure and individually adjust brain pressure The sensor system is ... - Read More

Novel nanotherapy breakthrough may help reduce recurrent heart attacks, stroke

Up to 30 percent of heart attack patients suffer a new heart attack because cardiologists are unable to control inflammation inside heart arteries the process that leads to clots rupturing and causing myocardial infarction or ... - Read More

Life cycle of a jellyfish (and a way to control it)

Hormone, Hormone
Those free swimming jellyfish in the sea don't start out in that familiar medusa form but rather start as sessile and asexual polyps Now researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on January ... - Read More

Tiny swimming bio-bots boldly go where no bot has swum before

cells, cells
The alien world of aquatic micro organisms just got new residents synthetic self propelled swimming bio bots A team of engineers has developed a class of tiny bio hybrid machines that swim like sperm the ... - Read More

Hugging hemes help electrons hop

Electrons, Electrons, Electrons
Researchers simulating how certain bacteria run electrical current through tiny molecular wires have discovered a secret Nature uses for electron travel The results are key to understanding how the bacteria do chemistry in the ground ... - Read More

Gold nanoparticles help to develop a new method for tracking viruses

Nanoparticles, Nanoparticles, Nanoparticles
Researchers at the Nanoscience Center NSC of University of Jyväskylä in Finland have developed a novel method to study enterovirus structures and their functions The method will help to obtain new information on trafficking of ... - Read More

Molecular nano-spies to make light work of disease detection

A world of cloak and dagger pharmaceuticals has come a step closer with the development of stealth compounds programmed to spring into action when they receive the signal Researchers at the University of Nottingham's School ... - Read More

First plastic cell with working organelle

Plastic, cell, Plastic, cell
For the first time chemists have successfully produced an artificial cell containing organelles capable of carrying out the various steps of a chemical reaction This was done at the Institute for Molecules and Materials IMM ... - Read More

Tweaking MRI to track creatine may spot heart problems earlier, study suggests

MRI
A new MRI method to map creatine at higher resolutions in the heart may help clinicians and scientists find abnormalities and disorders earlier than traditional diagnostic methods researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at ... - Read More

BLAST off! Exploring the universe of biochemical reactions

Reactions, biochemical
Scientists at EMBL EBI have developed EC BLAST software that makes it easier to develop novel enzymes Published in Nature Methods the program makes it possible to quickly compare the functions of thousands of catalysts ... - Read More

Understanding secondary light emission by plasmonic nanostructures may improve medical imaging

Light emission, Nanostructures, Medical
Plasmonic nanostructures are of great current interest as chemical sensors in vivo imaging agents and for photothermal therapeutics explained David G Cahill a Willett Professor and head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering ... - Read More

Weighing particles at the attogram scale

System
MIT engineers have devised a way to measure the mass of particles with a resolution better than an attogram one millionth of a trillionth of a gram Weighing these tiny particles including both synthetic nanoparticles ... - Read More

Scientists make your stomach turn bright green if you have an ulcer

Green
Doctors may soon be able to diagnose stomach ulcers without taking tissue samples from the stomach Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark now report to have developed a new safer and noninvasive diagnostic technique ... - Read More

Quantum mechanics explains efficiency of photosynthesis

Photosynthesis
Light gathering macromolecules in plant cells transfer energy by taking advantage of molecular vibrations whose physical descriptions have no equivalents in classical physics according to the first unambiguous theoretical evidence of quantum effects in photosynthesis ... - Read More

Development of an advanced system of fuel cell co-generation of heat and power (micro-CHP)

A micro CHP system is a small heat engine that provides all the power for a home heating ventilation air conditioning and electricity Many times the electricity generated can be sold to the grid using ... - Read More

Researchers develop artificial bone marrow; May be used to reproduce hematopoietic stem cells

cells, cells, cells, cells
Artificial bone marrow may be used to reproduce hematopoietic stem cells A prototype has now been developed by scientists of KIT the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems Stuttgart and Tübingen University The porous structure ... - Read More

Establishing guides for molecular counting using fluorescent proteins

To know how many proteins assemble together at the nanoscale is fundamental for understanding protein function Sometimes proteins must be in an oligomeric state to be functional although oligomerization of certain proteins can also lead ... - Read More

New technique targets specific areas of cancer cells with different drugs

Researchers have developed a technique for creating nanoparticles that carry two different cancer killing drugs into the body and deliver those drugs to separate parts of the cancer cell where they will be most effective ... - Read More

Ketamine acts as antidepressant by boosting serotonin

Serotonin
PET molecular imaging of the brain reveals that ketamine may act as an antidepressant by boosting serotonin activity in brain areas involved in motivation Ketamine is a potent anesthetic employed in human and veterinary medicine ... - Read More

On-demand vaccines possible with engineered nanoparticles

Nanoparticles, Nanoparticles, Nanoparticles
Vaccines combat diseases and protect populations from outbreaks but the life saving technology leaves room for improvement Vaccines usually are made en masse in centralized locations far removed from where they will be used They ... - Read More
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