Biotechnology & Medical News

  1. Electronification’s Impact On Medical Device Manufacturers
    9/24/2018

    Rising demand for electronic components -- driven by the automotive, defense, aerospace, and industrial manufacturing industries -- could create supply challenges like price volatility, counterfeiting, relabeling, selling out-of-date parts, and double- or triple-booking orders

  2. X-Ray Laser Opens New View On Alzheimer Proteins
    5/9/2018

    A new experimental method permits the X-ray analysis of amyloids, a class of large, filamentous biomolecules which are an important hallmark of diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. An international team of researchers headed by DESY scientists has used a powerful X-ray laser to gain insights into the structure of different amyloid samples.

  3. Scientists Develop Sugar-Coated Nanosheets To Selectively Target Pathogens
    3/29/2018

    Researchers have developed a process for creating ultrathin, self-assembling sheets of synthetic materials that can function like designer flypaper in selectively binding with viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens.

  4. Rice Team Designs Lens-Free Fluorescent Microscope
    3/5/2018

    Lenses are no longer necessary for some microscopes, according to Rice University engineers developing FlatScope, a thin fluorescent microscope whose abilities promise to surpass those of old-school devices.

  5. Noninvasive Optical Sensors Provide Real-Time Brain Monitoring After Stroke
    2/21/2018

    Each year, nearly 800,000 people in the U.S. experience a stroke, and almost 90 percent of those are ischemic strokes in which a clot cuts off blood flow to part of the brain. To prevent further injury, blood flow to the brain must be restored as quickly as possible.

  6. Understanding Brain Functions Using Upconversion Nanoparticles
    2/14/2018

    Scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have worked with an international research team to jointly develop a novel approach for deep brain stimulation.

  7. SPIE's AR/VR/MR All-Day Conference Delivers Immersive Experience
    2/12/2018

    After feasting on a full day of insight from some of the most prominent names in altered and virtual reality technologies, attendees were treated to a panel discussion that assembled pioneers in the space, asking them to muse on its past, present, and future.

  8. Seeing Is Believing: VR/AR Headset Demos At SPIE Photonics West 2018
    2/6/2018

    It’s safe to say that, whatever the expectations happened to be for last Monday’s altered reality/virtual reality headset demos at SPIE Photonics West, the event's reality surpassed them.

  9. Researchers Create Fiber Optic Sensors That Dissolve In The Body
    2/5/2018

    For the first time, researchers have fabricated sensing elements known as fiber Bragg gratings inside optical fibers designed to dissolve completely inside the body.

     

  10. Electro-Mechano-Optical NMR Detection
    2/5/2018

    An international research project led by Kazuyuki Takeda of Kyoto University and Koji Usami of the University of Tokyo has developed a new method of light detection for nuclear magnetic resonance -- NMR -- by up-converting NMR radio-frequency signals into optical signals.