Rat spinal cords control neural function in biobots

April 29, 2020 Scipreneur Private Limited 0

“The interaction between a rat spinal cord and an engineered muscle system displays behavior similar to the peripheral nervous system” Source: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, News Bureau WASHINGTON, Tuesday, April 28, 2020 — Biological robots, or biobots, draw inspiration from natural systems to mimic the motions of organisms, such [..]

Study analyzes contamination in drug manufacturing plants

April 28, 2020 Scipreneur Private Limited 0

“Report offers guidelines to help prevent viruses from tainting biopharmaceutical drugs.” Source: Anne Trafton | MIT News Office Over the past few decades, there have been a handful of incidents in which manufacturing processes for making protein drugs became contaminated with viruses at manufacturing plants. These were all discovered before [..]

Two steps closer to flexible, powerful, fast bioelectronic devices

April 26, 2020 Scipreneur Private Limited 0

“Columbia researchers design biocompatible ion-driven soft transistors that can perform real-time neurologically relevant computation and a mixed-conducting particulate composite that allows creation of electronic components out of a single material” Source: Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science Dion Khodagholy, assistant professor of electrical engineering, is focused on developing bioelectronic [..]

Sensors woven into a shirt can monitor vital signs

April 23, 2020 Scipreneur Private Limited 0

“Comfortable, form-fitting garments could be used to remotely track patients’ health” Source: Anne Trafton | MIT News Office MIT researchers have developed a way to incorporate electronic sensors into stretchy fabrics, allowing them to create shirts or other garments that could be used to monitor vital signs such as temperature, [..]

Nanoparticles: Acidic alert

April 17, 2020 Scipreneur Private Limited 0

“LMU researchers have synthesized nanoparticles that can be induced by a change in pH to release a deadly dose of ionized iron within cells. This mechanism could potentially open up new approaches to the targeted elimination of malignant tumors.” Source: LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITÄT MÜNCHEN Ions play crucial roles in all aspects of [..]

RIT researchers build micro-device to detect bacteria, viruses

April 17, 2020 Scipreneur Private Limited 0

“New process improves lab-on-chip devices to isolate drug-resistant strains of bacterial infection, viruses” Source: Rochester Institute Of Technology News Engineering researchers developed a next-generation miniature lab device that uses magnetic nano-beads to isolate minute bacterial particles that cause diseases. Using this new technology improves how clinicians isolate drug-resistant strains of bacterial [..]

‘Directing’ evolution to identify potential drugs

April 16, 2020 Scipreneur Private Limited 0

“Scientists have developed a technique that could significantly reduce the time of discovering potential new antibody-based drugs to treat disease.” Source: University of Leeds News Antibodies are produced by the body in response to the presence of a disease-causing agent. They can also be synthesised in the laboratory to mimic [..]

Novel material switches between electrically conducting and insulating states

December 13, 2019 Scipreneur Private Limited 0

Novel material switches between electrically conducting and insulating states By: ALEX GERAGE |Northwestern University Northwestern Engineering researchers have developed a novel design strategy to identify new materials exhibiting a metal-insulator transition (MIT), a rare class of materials categorized by their ability to reversibly switch between electrically conducting and insulating states. [..]