Biotechnology & Medical News

  1. Novel 3D Printing Technique Yields High-Performance Composites

    Nature has produced exquisite composite materials—wood, bone, teeth, and shells, for example—that combine light weight and density with desirable mechanical properties such as stiffness, strength and damage tolerance.

  2. Magnetic Fields Of Bacterial Cells, Nano-Objects Mapped Using Electron Microscopy

    A research team led by a scientist from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has demonstrated for the first time that the magnetic fields of bacterial cells and magnetic nano-objects in liquid can be studied at high resolution using electron microscopy.

  3. Mass Spectrometric Imaging Technique Makes Diagnosis Easier And Smarter

    A team of researchers at DGIST has recently developed a technology which enables to acquire a high resolution mass spectrometry imaging in micrometer size of live biological samples without chemical pretreatment in the general atmospheric pressure environment.

  4. Ultraviolet Microscope To Dramatically Speed Up Lab Tests

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

  5. Ultrasound Imaging Needle To Transform Heart Surgery

    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).

  6. Innovative Microscope Poised To Propel Optogenetics Studies

    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.

  7. Princeton, Penn State Researchers Create Diode Laser From Hybrid Perovskite Material

    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.

  8. Ultrafast Pulses Modulate Circadian Rhythm And Blues

    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.

  9. Improving The Femtosecond Ultrashort Pulse Laser

    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.

  10. MIT Researchers Use Chalcogenides To Stretch And Integrate Photonic Devices

    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.