Articles by Chuck Seegert

  1. Can You Inkjet Print An X-Ray Imager?

    Instead of manufacturing microelectronics using sophisticated methods, printing circuits with an inkjet-like device is now possible. To demonstrate the power of this method, a portable X-ray unit and other devices have been fabricated.

  2. Can You Regulate Genes With Your Thoughts?

    A Bluetooth-enabled, optogenetic implant has been developed that can generate and release proteins based on thoughts. The technology may be beneficial for treating epilepsy and other diseases that require gene or cell therapy.

  3. Laser-Enabled, Label-Free Imaging Provides 3D Look Inside Arteries

    A new medical imaging system that produces 3D images of the insides of arteries has recently been developed by researchers at Purdue University. The minimally invasive equipment uses a fast-pulsing laser that heats and expands tissues, generating measurable ultrasound frequencies and enabling the identification of dangerous plaques.

  4. First-Time Imagery Of Tumor-Related Enzyme Reveals New Insights

    For the first time, Polycomb Repressive Complex 1 (PRC1) was imaged as it interacted with cellular machinery. Crystallographic images of the cancer-related enzyme may give insight into how proteins regulate genetic activity in disease processes.

  5. China Unveils Anti-Drone Laser System

    A new laser-based system from China is capable of targeting and destroying small, slow moving drones. The system has a range of 1.2 miles and can destroy a target in about 5 seconds.

  6. Graphene Sensors Stimulate Neurons Optically And Electronically

    While electrical sensing is a mainstay of neurological studies, optical methods have recently started to become more prevalent.

  7. Making Mass Spectroscopy Mobile

    Using a new sampling technique combined with a portable mass spectrometer, Purdue University researchers have created a miniaturized lab. A long list of tests can now be run rapidly without conventional sample preparation methods.

  8. Supersensitive Nanodevice Could Detect Cancer Earlier

    Researchers at the University of Alabama at Huntsville (UAH) have developed a nanodevice that senses extremely low levels of cancer biomarkers. The advance may allow earlier detection of disease and be broadly applicable to many different disease biomarkers.  

  9. ‘Skin-Like’ Photonic Device Monitors Cardiovascular Health

    Heart problems may now be monitored in real-time using a new high-resolution technology that is low-cost and virtually undetectable. These are only a few benefits of the novel advance from University of Illinois researchers.

  10. Enhanced Protein Fluorescence Yields Better Neuronal Observations

    Studying neural activity is a delicate process that historically has been done using microelectrodes. While observing whole networks of neurons in a living organism has proven elusive, a new method developed by researchers from the California Institute of Technology (CalTech) may make this type of work possible.