Life Sciences


  • Microneedle bandage promises to halt blood loss, save lives

    The researchers suggest that the biocompatible and biodegradable microneedle arrays (MNAs) can be directly applied to a standard adhesive bandage.

  • Dobot debuts cobots for the retail and physical therapy sectors

    The Nova cobot series features the Nova 2 and Nova 5 cobots, which are capable of carrying 2 kg and 5 kg payloads, respectively.

  • New nasal spray promises to absorb COVID-19, other viruses

    According to the team, the engineered filament will behave like a sponge, absorbing viruses before they bind to cells within the body’s airways.

  • Video: A deeper view of eye diseases with bioprinted tissue

    The understanding and treatment of degenerative retinal diseases such as age-related macular degeneration should improve with the ability to 3D print eye tissue.

  • Video: Nanomedicines with gold prove small but mighty against disease

    Researchers believe that gold nanoparticles could be used in almost all areas of medicine, including diagnosis, treatment, prevention and hygiene.

  • Stretching the utility of strain sensors for medical and industrial use

    A new stretchable strain sensor detects minute changes in strain with a greater range of motion than previous technologies.

  • Video: Molecular imaging in six dimensions

    The radially and azimuthally polarized multi-view reflector microscope images the 3D positions and 3D orientations of single molecules.

  • Robot performs dental implant surgery with less pain, faster healing times for patients

    The precision and accuracy of the robot, according to its developers, was made possible thanks to haptic feedback, audio cues and intuitive visualization.

  • Water purification with eco-friendly polymer

    Rapid growth in the chemical industry has caused a lot of water pollution, which is a big concern.

  • Liquid-coated air filters improve bio-surveillance of airborne pathogens

    The composite membrane coated with liquid and applied to filters proved to enhance air sampling efforts, capturing viable bacterial and viral samples for analysis during tests in the lab.

  • Picturing blood pressure with computer vision

    A non-contact system incorporating digital camera and computer vision systems could replace the inflatable cuff conventionally used to measure blood pressure.

  • Space battery could last 400 years

    The UK Space Agency and the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) will work together to develop the world's first Americium-241-powered space battery.

  • New smart bandage monitors as it heals

    If the wound isn’t healing or an infection is detected by the bandage, sensors alert a central processing unit, which responds by applying increased electrical stimulation across the wound, thereby accelerating tissue closure and reducing infection.

  • Study: Indoor relative humidity may influence COVID-19 transmissions

    The researchers suggest that COVID-19 infections and deaths were higher when indoor relative humidity levels were outside a 40% to 60% range.

  • Tricking a negative pressure room with sound

    The researchers suggested that the mechanisms for controlling airflow into and out of biocontainment facilities can be “tricked” into functioning improperly by sound at a specific frequency — possibly placed within a popular song.

  • Ingredient in coffee may protect against COVID-19 infection

    According to the researchers, an ingredient found in coffee hinders the interaction between the SARS CoV-2 spike protein of the coronavirus and the ACE-2 receptor.

  • Medical robots: Redefining the healthcare industry

    Medical robots are engineered to work in tandem with doctors and provide support during various surgical and diagnostic procedures.

  • Breath, not batteries, powers this brain implant

    Routine battery replacement surgeries might be avoided with technology that uses the patient’s own breathing movements to charge the implant.

  • Soft, handheld robots may ease injection fears at the doctor's office

    The soft, fur-covered robot dubbed Reliebo attaches to the wearer’s hand and features small air sacs that inflate in response to hand movements.

  • A "bubbly" solution for detecting COVID-19

    The researchers are eyeing future applications wherein the technology could be wall- or ceiling-mounted in schools and hospitals and offer alerts to occupants instantly when COVID-19 is detected in the atmosphere.

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