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Researchers report the invention of glucose-sensing contact lens.

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.

Researchers develop world’s first biomimetic ciliary-motion microrobots.

Biomimicry is an engineering technique that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies. The goal is to create products with processes which mirror the … Continue Reading Researchers develop world’s first biomimetic ciliary-motion microrobots.

Nanovaccine successfully protects against primary and secondary female genital herpes infections in animals.

Herpes simplex virus-2, which causes serious eye infections in newborns and immunocompromised patients as well as genital herpes, is one of the most common human viruses. According to the Centers … Continue Reading Nanovaccine successfully protects against primary and secondary female genital herpes infections in animals.

Novel nanoparticle acts like Trojan horse to halt asthma in animal model.

Allergies are characterized by inappropriate inflammatory responses to benign environmental antigens. Primary clinical approaches to allergic disease consist of symptom control or administration of soluble antigens to skew the immune response … Continue Reading Novel nanoparticle acts like Trojan horse to halt asthma in animal model.

New biomimetic nanoparticle successfully treats eye cancer in animal model.

Biomimicry or biomimetics is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies. The goal is to create products and processes … Continue Reading New biomimetic nanoparticle successfully treats eye cancer in animal model.

New ‘nanoneedles’ puncture cell membrane to release payload on command.

Synthetic biology uses natural molecules and assembles them into a system that acts unnaturally.  The ability to control the transfer of molecules through cellular membranes is an important function in … Continue Reading New ‘nanoneedles’ puncture cell membrane to release payload on command.

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