Researchers destroy cancer with cryoablation & nanoparticle-encapsulated anticancer drug
(World Scientific) Combining nanodrug-based chemotherapy and cryoablation provides an effective strategy to eliminate cancer stem-like cells the root of cancer resistance and metastasis, which will help to improve the safety and efficacy of treating malignancies that are refractory to conventional t...
A versatile mouse that can teach us about many diseases and drugs
(Garvan Institute of Medical Research) Scientists from the UK and Australia have created a mouse that expresses a fluorescing ''biosensor'' in every cell of its body, allowing diseased cells and drugs to be tracked and evaluated in real time and in three dimensions.
Scientists find new way to upgrade natural gas
(Brigham Young University) Chemists discovered of a new way to turn raw natural gas into upgraded liquid alcohol fuel. The process uses ordinary ''main group'' metals like thallium and lead to trigger the conversion of natural gas to liquid alcohol. The process occurs at far lower temperatures than ...
When big isn''t better: How the flu bug bit Google
(University of Houston) Numbers and data can be critical tools in bringing complex issues into focus. The understanding of diseases, for example, benefits from algorithms that help monitor their spread. But without context, a number may be just a number, or even misleading. Google''s data-aggregatin...
Emil Bozin awarded 2014 Science Prize from Neutron Scattering Society of America
(DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory) The Neutron Scattering Society of America has named Emil Bozin, a condensed matter physicist at the US Department of Energy''s Brookhaven National Laboratory, the recipient of their 2014 Science Prize. The NSSA award specifically recognized Bozin''s discovery of ...
Heat-based technique offers new way to measure microscopic particles
(North Carolina State University) Researchers have developed a new heat-based technique for counting and measuring the size of microscopic particles. The technique is less expensive than light-based techniques and can be used on a wider array of materials than electricity-based techniques.
''Virtual fish'' research aims to reduce the requirement for live animal testing
(University of Plymouth) The effectiveness of ''virtual fish'' in establishing the toxicity and concentration of man-made chemicals is to be investigated by biological scientists at Plymouth University in collaboration with multinational pharmaceutical company, AstraZeneca.
Soft robotic fish moves like the real thing
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) A new robotic fish can change direction almost as rapidly as a real fish.
TUD-Professor Gerhard Fettweis presents ''tactile internet'' at CeBIT
(Technische Universit?t Dresden) The coordinator of the Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden, Professor Gerhard Fettweis, is heading a common initiative by German research institutes and industrial companies presented at the German computer fair CeBIT in Hannover on March 10th, 2014. Globally, m...
Robotic fish designed to perform escape maneuvers described in Soft Robotics journalStories 1 - 10 of 4943
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A soft-bodied, self-contained robotic fish with a flexible spine that allows it to mimic the swimming motion of a real fish also has the built-in agility to perform escape maneuvers.