Life Sciences


  • Mask detects respiratory pathogens surrounding the wearer in just minutes

    The mask is designed to quickly detect the presence of respiratory pathogens responsible for COVID-19 and H1N1 influenza, among others, that are spread via small droplets and aerosols released by infected people.

  • Bloodless, painless tattoo patch developed by Georgia Tech

    The patch features microneedles smaller than grains of sand that encase tattoo ink in a dissolvable matrix.

  • Stanford University wearable device measures changing size of tumors

    The device, dubbed the “Flexible Autonomous Sensor measuring Tumors,” or FAST, is a small autonomous device that features stretchable and flexible sensors that adhere to the skin and measure the changing size of tumors.

  • Coating acts quick against bacteria, viruses, lasts for months

    Engineers and immunologists at the University of Michigan demonstrated that their new coating, applied to everyday items such as cell phone screens, keyboards and cutting boards, was capable of destroying SARS-CoV-2, E. coli, MRSA and various other pathogens in the lab.

  • Video: Fast testing smart sensor kits

    The SCD40 and SCD41 CO2 sensor enables innovative applications to improve indoor air quality.

  • Regaining the ability to walk independently

    Patients with neuromuscular disorders can regain mobility with an exoskeleton equipped with an innovative all-in-one component motor and torque sensor from FAULHABER.

  • A sweet approach to wearable electrode design

    The key to the highly conformable medical electrode design is the commercially available sugar cube.

  • Metaholograms for detecting light exposure

    According to its developers, metaholograms — which are composed of metamaterials — display various holographic images based on the direction of incident light, which is the light that falls on a subject.

  • UC Davis awards assistant professors for astonishing medical innovation

    These projects on multi-species viral inhibition as well as brain-implanted speech devices are life-changing biomedical advancements.

  • Vending-machine like robot returns COVID-19 test results in under an hour

    The vending machine-like robot collects oral swab samples and offers patients polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test results without having to send samples to the lab.

  • Shielding against viruses with new sprayable coating

    The sprayable coating, which is sustainable over a period of time, works in two ways, according to its developers.

  • Copper nanowire spray to combat the spread of diseases

    Scientists developed two types of the sprayable copper nanowires — the first composed entirely of copper nanowires (CuNWs) and the second composed of copper-zinc nanowires (CuZnNWs).

  • New coating promises to kill bacteria faster

    Capable of killing bacteria in greater quantities than current formulations, the new copper coating also features tiny bumps that rupture bacterial walls and zinc, an antibacterial.

  • Team develops safer anti-cavity, teeth whitening coating

    The new hydrogel coating is the combination of bismuth oxychloride nanoparticles, copper oxide nanoparticles and sodium alginate, which is activated by safer green light.

  • Old CDs find new life as biosensors

    The inexpensive process for transforming old CDs into flexible biosensors involves separating a gold CD's thin metallic layer from rigid plastic and transforming it into sensors.

  • AI system speeds sepsis diagnosis

    The machine learning system quickly identifies patients at risk for the illness, which is difficult to detect and develops rapidly.

  • A robotic hand that can lift 1,000 times its body weight

    The artificial muscles, dubbed GeometRy-based Actuators that Contract and Elongate (GRACE), are composed of 18 3D actuators combined in the shape of a robotic hand.

  • Quick detection of COVID variants in wastewater

    New analytical and software tools quickly provide data on coronavirus variants present in wastewater.

  • AI promises to automate dental implant design

    Using AI technology based on a 3D Generative Adversarial Network(3D-GAN) algorithm, researchers reconstructed the shape of a natural healthy tooth and automated the process of false teeth design with high levels of accuracy.

  • Surgical dressing kills cancer cells, promotes healing

    The dressing enhances photothermal therapy following melanoma resection and destroys remaining cancer cells.

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