Biotechnology & Medical News

  1. Ultraviolet Microscope To Dramatically Speed Up Lab Tests
    12/7/2017

    A microscope using ultraviolet (UV) light to provide high-resolution histological images promises to significantly shorten the amount of time diagnostic tests are processed.

  2. Ultrasound Imaging Needle To Transform Heart Surgery
    12/1/2017

    Heart tissue can be imaged in real-time during keyhole procedures using a new optical ultrasound needle developed by researchers at UCL and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

  3. Innovative Microscope Poised To Propel Optogenetics Studies
    11/29/2017

    A newly developed microscope is providing scientists with a greatly enhanced tool to study how neurological disorders such as epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease affect neuron communication.

  4. Princeton, Penn State Researchers Create Diode Laser From Hybrid Perovskite Material
    11/22/2017

    Scientists at Pennsylvania State University and Princeton University have created a diode laser from hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites – materials that have garnered attention due to their light emitting properties, useful in optoelectronic devices and solar cells.

  5. Ultrafast Pulses Modulate Circadian Rhythm And Blues
    11/20/2017

    Manipulating the spectral components of ultrafast, near-infrared pulses of light can influence neural activity, paving the way for more effective treatments of mood and circadian rhythm sleep disorders, according to a team of researchers at the University of Illinois.

  6. Improving The Femtosecond Ultrashort Pulse Laser
    11/20/2017

    MXenes, conductive materials widely used in many industries, now have one more promising application: helping lasers fire extremely short femtosecond pulses, which last just millionths of a billionth of a second.

  7. MIT Researchers Use Chalcogenides To Stretch And Integrate Photonic Devices
    11/9/2017

    Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are using chalcogenide glasses to produce flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) that can stretch or conform to the shape of an object or structure without damage, and to better integrate two-dimensional (2D) materials with conventional semiconductor circuits.

  8. Nanoparticles Can Limit Inflammation By Distracting The Immune System
    11/8/2017

    A surprise finding suggests that an injection of nanoparticles may be able to help fight the immune system when it goes haywire, researchers at the University of Michigan have shown.

  9. Crystals In A Pink X-Ray Beam
    11/2/2017

    A newly developed experimental set-up allows the X-ray structure determination of biomolecules such as proteins with far smaller samples and shorter exposure times than before. At so-called synchrotron sources, protein crystal can be studied considerably more efficiently and quickly by using broad-spectrum X-rays.

  10. Biocompatible Photonic Crystals Expand Their Use From Optics To Medicine
    11/2/2017

    Researchers at ITMO University developed a new approach for obtaining non-toxic magnetic photonic crystals, expanding their applications from mainly photonics to biomedicine.