12 Feb 2021
CRISPR Tech Targets Human Genome's Complex Code
Finding a needle in a haystack is hard enough. But try finding a specific molecule on the needle. Researchers have achieved something of the sort with a new genome editing tool that targets the supporting players in a cell's nucleus that package DNA and aid gene expression. Their work opens the door to new therapies for cancer and other diseases.
5 Nov 2020
Malaria Test as Simple as a Bandage
Testing for malaria could become as simple as putting on a bandage.
That's the idea behind a platform developed by engineers who introduced a microneedle patch for rapid diagnostic testing that does not require extracting blood.
18 Sep 2020
Anti-Bacterial Graphene Face Masks
Face masks have become an important tool in fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic. However, improper use or disposal of masks may lead to "secondary transmission". A research team has successfully produced graphene masks with an anti-bacterial efficiency of 80%, which can be enhanced to almost 100% with exposure to sunlight for around 10 minutes.
21 Aug 2020
NoPo Nanotechnologies produce SWCNT via the HiPCO process. IDTechEx spoke with Anto Godwin (Head of Production & Technology)
13 Jul 2020
Sweet Way to 3D Print Blood Vessels
Powdered sugar is the special ingredient in a recipe for mimicking the body's intricate, branching blood vessels in lab-grown tissues.
12 Jun 2020
Making 4D Printing More Practical
Soft robots and biomedical implants that reconfigure themselves upon demand are closer to reality with a new way to print shapeshifting materials.
11 Jun 2020
Tiny, Magnetically Powered Neural Stimulator
Neuroengineers have created a tiny surgical implant that can electrically stimulate the brain and nervous system without using a battery or wired power supply.
31 Mar 2020
Moving Towards 3D Bioprinted Cardiovascular Tissue
Cardiologists need to rely on the technology at their disposal. Shortages in available donor tissue for cardiac transplantation are driving the development of cardiovascular 3D bioprinting technologies.
19 Mar 2020
Smart Wound Healing Patch: DARPA Awards $22 Million Grant
Neuroengineers and bioengineers are part of a national team that's developing "smart" technology that combines artificial intelligence, bioelectronics and regenerative medicine to regrow muscle tissue for wounded soldiers.
2 Mar 2020
Magnet-Controlled Bioelectronic Implant Relieves Pain
A team of engineers has introduced the first neural implant that can be both programmed and charged remotely with a magnetic field.
21 Feb 2020
Graphene Forms Under Microscope's Eye
You don't need a big laser to make laser-induced graphene. Scientists are using a very small visible beam to burn the foamy form of carbon into microscopic patterns.
10 Feb 2020
Deep Learning Accurately Forecasts Heat Waves, Cold Spells
Engineers have created a deep learning computer system that taught itself to accurately predict extreme weather events, like heat waves, up to five days in advance using minimal information about current weather conditions.
4 Feb 2020
Graphene Won't Crack Under Pressure
Graphene is a paradox: it is the thinnest material known to science, yet also one of the strongest. Now, research shows that graphene is also highly resistant to fatigue — able to withstand more than a billion cycles of high stress before it breaks.