In the vast microscopic world contained within the human body, a universal component of all cell membranes is known as a lipid bilayer, a biological membrane consisting of two layers … Continue Reading Synthetic DNA nanopore selects and transports macromolecules across cell membranes.
A smart home is a home automation system capable of controlling lighting, climate, entertainment systems, and appliances, it may also include home security such as access control and alarm systems. … Continue Reading Proof-of-concept for nextgen smart home capable of ‘listening’ to and evaluating its inhabitants.
When a person walks around the block, their body is mostly on autopilot; they don’t have to consciously think about alternating each step or which muscles it takes to lift … Continue Reading Researchers visualise motor neurons in real-time on a genetic sub-type level.
Tuberculosis is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis and it affects over 12 million people globally. When the bacterium infects a person, the body’s immune response is critical to how … Continue Reading Researchers identify how tuberculosis uses precision medicine to trick the immune system.
Microbes in the human body are estimated to outnumber human cells by 10 to 1, yet research on how they affect health is still in its infancy. A perspective article … Continue Reading Swallowable gas capsule could be used to measure intestinal gas to diagnose disease.
A new simple tool developed by nanoengineers at the UC San Diego is opening the door to an era when anyone will be able to build sensors, anywhere, including physicians … Continue Reading New bio-ink pens allow users to draw glucose sensors on themselves, test for pollutants.
Someone wearing a smartwatch can look at a calendar or receive e-mails without having to reach further than their wrist. However, the interaction area offered by the watch face is … Continue Reading iSkin customisable sensors turn skin into a touch-sensitive interaction space for mobile devices.
Nanoengineers at the University of California have tested a temporary tattoo that both extracts and measures the level of glucose in the fluid in between skin cells. This first-ever example … Continue Reading Electronic skin glucose monitor successful in proof-of-concept studies.