Biotechnology & Medical News

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Scientists Create Most Powerful Micro-Scale Bio-Solar Cell Yet
    10/17/2017

    Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have created a micro-scale biological solar cell that generates a higher power density for longer than any existing cell of its kind.

  7. Mantis Shrimp’s Sophisticated Eyes Guide Novel Camera Design
    10/16/2017

    Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have built a unique point-and-shoot color-polarization camera inspired by the highly-complex visual system of the mantis shrimp. This new imaging system with a little-understood mechanism of polarization can be used in many ways, including the monitoring of underwater species and detecting early signs of cancer.

  8. Chemical Treatment Improves Quantum Dot Lasers
    10/16/2017

    One of the secrets to making tiny laser devices such as opthalmic surgery scalpels work even more efficiently is the use of tiny semiconductor particles, called quantum dots.

  9. Penn State's Biodegradable Optical Fiber Delivers Light Safely Into Human Body
    10/12/2017

    Engineers at Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) have fabricated a new biodegradable optical fiber made of citrate-based polymers that can be implanted safely in the body to image deep tissue or deliver drugs.

     

  10. Scientists Create Nanophotonic Device For Enhanced Single Cell-Based Sensing
    8/31/2017

    Scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have successfully demonstrated a fully-integrated nanoscale photonic device that can analyze a single fluorescent bacterial cell. Such a unique system could result in the creation of on-chip sensors with the capability of analyzing cells and chemicals in real-time.