In many cases, oral administration is the preferred method of drug delivery, with formulation of nanoparticles shown to improve drug stability in the harsh gastrointestinal (GI) tract environment. However, diverse … Continue Reading Study provides proof-of-concept for the oral delivery of nanoparticles.
Nanorobotics is the development of machines or robots whose components are on the scale of the nanometre. Theoretical discussions involving nanobots cover specific design issues such as sensing, power communication, … Continue Reading Electronic cell-sized nanobots can sense their environment, store data.
Membrane proteins are a basic component of every cell in the human body, playing a vital role in the cell’s structure, metabolism, and transport. They ensure substances, such as proteins, … Continue Reading New nanosensor can live-track a proteins’ pathway through the cell.
With the rapid advancement of robotic research, it has become increasingly important to develop biomimetic micro- or nanorobots capable of translating biological principles into robotic systems. Now, a study from … Continue Reading Biomimetic nanobots clear bacteria and toxins from blood.
Human augmentation is the attempt to temporarily or permanently enhance the human body through natural or artificial means. More commonly cybernetics and/or enabling human-computer interfaces are used to improve the … Continue Reading Cat-like ‘hearing’ for the augmented human using the smallest scale yet.
Synthetic biology, the manufacture of previously unseen biologics, proffers unlimited potential to manipulate or rebuild imperfect processes within the body on the nanoscale. Mimicking biological processes by engineering nanostructures for … Continue Reading Tiny implants for single-cells are functional in vivo.
Sepsis is the overreaction of the body’s immune system to infection capable of causing tissue damage, organ failure, and death. Sepsis-causing bacteria secrete toxic molecules known as endotoxins which trigger immune … Continue Reading Engineered macrophage nanosponges could keep sepsis in check.
Robots are an important type of molecular machine capable of automatically carrying out complex nanomechanical tasks. DNA molecules are excellent materials for building molecular robots as their geometric, thermodynamic, and … Continue Reading First autonomous cargo-sorting DNA nanobot developed.
Biofilms are where bacteria join together on a surface and start to form a protective matrix around their group, examples include dental plaque, a slimy biofilm of bacteria forming on … Continue Reading Magnetized bacteriophages successfully punch through biofilms to reach targets.
Neurons are continuously exposed to signals generated by the extracellular environment and the senses to drive key biological tasks. This ability has been exploited to engineer interfaces with nanostructures to … Continue Reading Nano-prosthetics developed to repair neural circuitry.
Nanomachines made from synthetic DNA motors have the potential to mimic natural protein motors in cells, however, the operation of synthetic DNA motors in living corpuscles has not yet been … Continue Reading Autonomous nanomachines perform biologic functions in live cells.
Mobile phones have become an integral part of every day life, with one main constraint for usage being the charging of the device and the need for a power supply. … Continue Reading Charging cellphones with finger swipes now a step closer with new human-motion powered device.
Thrombosis occurs when blood clots disrupt the normal flow of blood in the body, which can cause severe health problems such as pulmonary embolism, heart attack or stroke. Current treatments … Continue Reading Smart patch successfully monitors blood to release blood thinners as needed in animal model.
It took 48 hours after an earthquake hit Nepal for a global network of volunteers to fill in big gaps in the nation’s map for relief workers on the ground. … Continue Reading Proof-of-concept shows that using cyborg insects to map large disaster zones is sound.
Various neuronal activity recording and stimulating devices enable cellular exploration to further understand AI, brain diseases, and work towards developing the ‘immortal download’. Brain functions are controlled by millions of … Continue Reading A small step towards the immortal download, new neurochip records long-term brain cell activity.
Several healthinnovations or disruptive technologies can be identified that might, at some point in the future, displace established laboratory medicine technologies and practices. One of these highly desirable technologies is … Continue Reading Researchers report the invention of glucose-sensing contact lens.