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Using bacteria batteries to make electricity

Their idea is state of the art Ten Bielefeld students have set their sights on constructing a bio battery They want to make use of the bacteria Escherichia coli to convert glucose into energy With ... - Read More

Injectable 'smart sponge' holds promise for controlled drug delivery

Drug delivery
Researchers have developed a drug delivery technique for diabetes treatment in which a sponge like material surrounds an insulin core The sponge expands and contracts in response to blood sugar levels to release insulin as ... - Read More

A heart of gold: Gold nanofibers in engineered heart tissue can enhance electrical signalling

cells, cells
Heart tissue sustains irreparable damage in the wake of a heart attack Because cells in the heart cannot multiply and the cardiac muscle contains few stem cells the tissue is unable to repair itself it ... - Read More

Artificial organelles transform free radicals into water and oxygen

Researchers at the University of Basel have successfully developed artificial organelles that are able to support the reduction of toxic oxygen compounds This opens up new ways in the development of novel drugs that can ... - Read More

Nanoparticles with protein 'passports' evade immune system, deliver more medication to tumors

System, Immune system, medication, tumors
Scientists have found a way to sneak nanoparticles carrying tumor fighting drugs past cells of the immune system which would normally engulf the particles preventing them from reaching their target The technique takes advantage of ... - Read More

Bioengineers develop new approach to regenerate back discs

cells, cells
Cell therapies may stop or reverse the pain and disability of degenerative disc disease and the loss of material between vertebrae according to Duke University scientists The health conditions affect thousands of Americans To use ... - Read More

Biochemists uphold law of physics

Biochemists
Experiments by biochemists at the University of California Davis show for the first time that a law of physics the ergodic theorem can be demonstrated by a collection of individual protein molecules specifically a protein ... - Read More

Artificial cells to study molecular crowding and gene expression created

The interior of a living cell is a crowded place with proteins and other macromolecules packed tightly together A team of scientists at Carnegie Mellon University has approximated this molecular crowding in an artificial cellular ... - Read More

Trapping T-rays for better security scanners

Structure, Structure
Medical diagnostic and security scanners with higher sensitivity could result from University of Adelaide research into detecting T rays terahertz waves Published in the journal Advanced Optical Materials the researchers describe a novel structure which ... - Read More

ID got you, under the skin

Forget fingerprints or iris recognition the next big thing in biometrics will be a thermal imaging scan that maps the blood vessels under the skin of your face for instantaneous face recognition that would be ... - Read More

Supercooled water transforms into new form of liquid

Water, Water, Water
Researchers at the University of Arkansas have identified that water when chilled to a very low temperature transforms into a new form of liquid Through a simulation performed in “supercooled” water a research team led ... - Read More

Jagged graphene edges can slice into cell membranes

Membranes
Researchers from Brown University have shown how tiny graphene microsheets ultra thin materials with a number of commercial applications could be big trouble for human cells The research shows that sharp corners and jagged protrusions ... - Read More

Researchers Identify Transformation in Low-Temperature Water

Researchers at the University of Arkansas have identified that water when chilled to a very low temperature transforms into a new form of liquid Through a simulation performed in “supercooled” water a research team led ... - Read More

Novel nanoparticle delivers powerful RNA interference drugs

Silencing genes that have malfunctioned is an important approach for treating diseases such as cancer and heart disease One effective approach is to deliver drugs made from small molecules of ribonucleic acid or RNA which ... - Read More

Chemistry riddle solved

Chemistry, Chemistry, Chemistry
With support from Prof Paul von Rague Schleyer from the University of Georgia USA a team of researchers including Prof Dr Ingo Krossing Dr Daniel Himmel and Franziska Scholz from the Institute of Inorganic and ... - Read More

Chemical/bioengineers use adhesion to combine advantages of silicones and organic materials

Introductory chemistry students learn that oil and water repel each other So do other hydrophobic substances which carry no electric charge and hydrophilic substances which carry an electric charge that allows them to mix with ... - Read More

Cell membranes: Synthetics save time and cut costs

Screening for critical drug targets known as G protein coupled receptors GPCRs is now possible without the need to extract these proteins from their native cells Extraction requires the use of stabilizing lipids which damage ... - Read More

Alternative energy: A cooler way to clean hydrogen

A process known as ethanol steam reforming is creating opportunities for fuel cell researchers thanks to the recent rise of the bioethanol industry This technique generates hydrogen gas H2 directly within fuel cell systems onboard ... - Read More

Tiny tweezers allow precision control of enzymes

enzymes, Enzymes, Enzymes, Enzymes, Enzymes, enzymes
Tweezers are a handy instrument when it comes to removing a splinter or plucking an eyebrow In new research Hao Yan and his colleagues at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute describe a pair of tweezers ... - Read More

New catalyst replaces platinum for electric-automobiles

Catalyst
Affordable and scalable process of a carbon nanotube based catalyst outperforming platinum for electric automobiles Korean researchers from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology UNIST S Korea developed a novel bio inspired composite electrocatalyst ... - Read More
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