Semen quality is a measure of the ability of semen to accomplish fertilization and a measure of fertility in a man. It is the sperm in the semen that are … Continue Reading ‘Spermbots’ successful in proof-of-concept fertility studies.
Prostate cancer is the development of cancer in the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system. Most often, prostate cancer spreads to the bones and also to the liver … Continue Reading Nanoparticles hitchhike on whiteblood cells to kill tumour cells in bloodstream.
Expanded use of engineered nanoparticles in consumer products and drug delivery increases the potential for environmental release, overexposure or unintended biological exposure. As a result, extraction techniques with integrated measurement … Continue Reading New technique can remove nanoparticles unaltered from blood with ease.
There is tremendous interest in mapping all the neuron connections in the human brain with the ultimate goal to better understand how the billions of neurons in the brain communicate … Continue Reading Nanoparticles used to track the action potential of a single neuron for the first time.
Cellular therapy for traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been suggested to replace cellular loss, restore growth factors homeostasis, repair damaged circuits and improve functional recovery. Stem cell therapy for TBI … Continue Reading Nano-magnetic cell targeting used to treat TBI in animal model.
The skin is the largest organ in the human body and is made up of three layers, the epidermis, dermis and the fat layer. The epidermis is the outer layer … Continue Reading Artificially intelligent synthetic skin interacts with brain cells.
An enzyme called telomerase plays a significant role in aging and most cancers. Telomerase’s primary job is to maintain the DNA in telomeres, the structures at the ends of a … Continue Reading Study provides previously unseen structure of telomere-controlling enzyme.
Over the past three decades DNA has emerged as an exceptional molecular building block for nanoconstruction due to its predictable conformation and programmable base-pairing interactions. DNA nanotechnology is the design … Continue Reading Low-cost DNA nanobot can detect many diseases, including HIV.
A lab-on-a-chip is a device that integrates one or several laboratory functions on a single chip of only millimeters to a few square centimeters to achieve automation and high-throughput screening. … Continue Reading New ‘ELISA-on-a-chip’ set to revolutionise point-of-care testing.
Colon cancer is often detected in its earliest stages thanks in part to screening technologies like colonoscopy. By snaking a camera through a patient’s intestines, doctors can identify polyps and … Continue Reading New nanotech contrast enables blood test for precancerous growth in colon cancer.
The mucus barrier protects foreign materials and bacteria from entering and/or infecting lungs. In healthy lungs, inhaled matter is typically trapped in airway mucus and subsequently swept away from the … Continue Reading Researchers successfully bypass the mucus barrier in lungs for the first time.
Around the turn of the 20th century, a Spanish neuroscientist named Santiago Ramón y Cajal created intricate images of intertwined neurons that changed neuroscience forever. His exquisite illustrations helped scientists … Continue Reading Researchers have developed single-cell imaging for the brain on the nanoscale.
Painful insulin injections could become a thing of the past for the millions of Americans who suffer from diabetes, thanks to a new invention from researchers at the University of … Continue Reading World’s first smart insulin patch could replace painful injections for diabetes.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers and their colleagues have developed a ‘placenta-on-a-chip’ to study the inner workings of the human placenta and its role in pregnancy. The device was … Continue Reading Researchers successfully develop placenta-on-a-chip which mirrors what occurs in the human body.
Another step forward has just been taken in the area of synthetic biology. Research teams from Inserm, CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research), Montpellier Regional University Hospital and Stanford … Continue Reading Intelligent bacteria, bactodetectors, have been programmed to successfully detect disease.
Seeking to advance minimally invasive medical treatments, researchers from University of Houston and Harvard Medical School have proposed using millibots, driven by magnetic potential energy from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) … Continue Reading Medical millibots for less-invasive surgeries moving out of proof-of-concept studies.