Life Sciences


  • Video: New bio-glue may replace sutures, staples and other adhesives for wound-healing

    Designed for use in emergency and rescue operations, the so-called bio-glue promises to replace current adhesives used for emergency wound sealing applications.

  • Silver-based coating may protect implants from bacteria

    The so-called silver-based film-forming antibacterial engineered ("SAFE") coating features silver nitrate, dopamine and two hydrophilic polymers — a recipe that, according to the researchers, resulted in stable, silver-containing assemblies that gradually release silver ions.

  • Researchers discover risk of COVID-19 transmission much higher from air than surfaces

    To make this determination, the researchers swabbed surfaces all over campus using swab kits and collected air samples using wetted wall cyclone bioaerosol samplers, which suck in large volumes of air using a pump and capture existing virus particles.

  • Medical coating defends against MRSA and more

    Tridant combines active and passive elements to produce a non-leaching, efficient, safe and long-lasting antimicrobial cover for medical equipment.

  • Seco supports medical innovation with virtual event, exclusive content

    The virtual event will focus on precision medical manufacturing excellence.

  • Copper surfaces outperform silver surfaces against COVID-19

    Although corrosion causes copper and silver to release positively charged ions into their environment that harm bacteria and subsequently prevent their growth or eliminate them altogether, the researchers are suggesting that the results for eliminating COVID-19 are not the same.

  • Machine learning identifies anxious walkers according to gait

    The researchers then employed machine learning to identify walkers with anxiety based on gait alone, reportedly achieving 75% accuracy.

  • Failed cancer drug trial opens door to new treatments

    In the oncology world, immunotherapy has revolutionized the way we think about treatment.

  • Blood test shows potential to fight cancer at pre-cancer stage

    Scientists at Oregon Health & Science University have developed a precise and sensitive method of testing blood to see if a precancerous condition is progressing to cancer, potentially allowing treatment early in tumor progression.

  • Video: Transparent tissue can fast track disease detection

    Scientists may now see and study normal and disease-related biological functions across many organ systems more easily than ever before.

  • New method speeds drug testing and discovery

    The approach speeds up development of vaccines and other pharmaceutical products by more than one million times while minimizing costs.

  • Smart-C portable imaging packs small and plays big

    This technology has shown positive impact on healthcare efficiency; point-of-care X-ray imaging leads to quicker diagnoses, faster interventions and improved outcomes with reduced costs.

  • Video: Printed fingertip offers enhanced tactile sense

    The 3D-printed fingertip could help robots become more dexterous and improve the performance of prosthetic hands by giving them an in-built sense of touch.

  • This UV air purifier is simple, serene and strong

    With its high air flow rate, it provides fast and reliable protection — with a tested virus reduction of 99.99%.

  • Neuroscience center's design mimics human brain

    The design of the 20,000 square meter center mimics the characteristic folds of the cerebral cortex to enable efficient collaboration between the various healthcare, education and scientific research teams.

  • CO2Meter, GasLab Inc. launch RAD-0002-ZR Oxygen Deficiency Alarm for low temperatures to exceed current standards

    CO2Meter partnered with GasLab Inc. to release an alarm designed to measure potentially dangerous oxygen levels in low temperature applications.

  • Qosina introduces new line of luer lock connectors to address nylon shortage

    The global Zytel nylon shortage is addressed with an expanded luer lock connector product line.

  • UK team teaches robot to dress a mannequin

    Demonstrating that these robots could be employed in dressing patients who do not have the use of their limbs, the researchers taught the robots to dress a mannequin in a simulated hospital room.

  • 3D microscope could mean the end of biopsies

    MediSCAPE is a high-speed 3D microscope capable of capturing image data of tissue structures that could direct surgeons to navigate tumors and their boundaries without the need to remove tissues and wait for pathology results.

  • Algorithm spots depressed Twitter users

    The researchers report achieving 88.39% accuracy with the Tsinghua Twitter Depression Dataset and an accuracy rate of 70.69% with the Johns Hopkins University's CLPsych 2015 dataset.

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