Life Sciences


  • Video: A step closer to human heart biofabrication

    The leading cause of death in the U.S. is heart disease.

  • Research may lead the way to non-invasive skin swabs for COVID-19 detection

    When measured against the collection of blood and saliva, the non-invasive swab collection of sebum proved to be nearly as effective at identifying the presence of COVID-19.

  • Pneumatic system takes the pressure off lower-limb prosthetics

    The prosthetic uses microfluidics-enabled soft robotics to greatly reduce skin ulcerations and pain in patients who have had a lower-limb amputation.

  • Device to let users control their smart homes via breathing

    The "breathing-driven Human-Machine Interface (HMI) system" is a self-powered unit that fits within the wearer’s nostrils and uses triboelectric nanogenerators (TENGs) to convert mechanical energy from the environment to electricity.

  • Sensors and AI collaborate for stroke recovery

    The tool will now be used to identify the degree of motions that result in the highest recovery in patients' capacity to move freely and take care of themselves post stroke.

  • Microrobots for oral hygiene

    Dental hygiene tasks — including brushing, flossing and rinsing — could potentially be carried out by the microrobots that can adapt themselves to the shape of teeth via magnetic fields.

  • Drone delivery of chemo being trialed in the UK

    The trial is intended to demonstrate that drones can offer not only prompt delivery of critical medications, but also cut costs and carbon emissions.

  • RPI develops virus-killing masks

    To develop the masks, the RPI team grafted antimicrobial polymers onto the polypropylene filters used in N95 masks.

  • Snake venom gel promises to stop uncontrollable bleeding

    Venom from Australia's eastern brown snake and scaled viper features a protein, according to researchers, that accelerates the human body’s natural blood-clotting process.

  • The dire demand for improved helium recapturing

    The gas is in second place for being the most-abundant element in the universe, but on Earth it is considerably rare. It is produced by a few countries, with the U.S. and Russia in the lead.

  • Remote bioengineering lab delivers promising data

    Recently, the team created remote activities utilizing at-home equipment to teach students how to utilize micropipettes. They are now working on how to teach undergraduate students about enzyme kinetics.

  • Video: Nuclear power plant first to produce this medical isotope

    For the first time, this short-lived medical isotope used in precision oncology for targeted therapy has been produced in a commercial nuclear power reactor.

  • Zeus invests in global expansion program to increase catheter manufacturing capacity

    The project will significantly extend the facility’s footprint to increase catheter-based design and manufacturing capacity.

  • Glucose fuel cell powers medical implants

    The biocompatible solution developed at MIT does not store energy but directly converts the glucose in bodily fluids into energy, allowing for scaling down.

  • Pinpointing a particle accelerator inside a solar flare

    The latest discoveries were made viable by observations of an X-class solar flare in 2017 by NJIT's Expanded Owens Valley Solar Array (EOVSA) radio telescope.

  • New sanitization chamber enables the reuse of clothing, PPE

    The sanitization chamber will reduce waste in the shape of landfilled textiles and single-use PPE such as masks. Likewise, the system will reduce the amount of water used in the washing of used clothing.

  • Gene editing changing the social interactions of animals

    Scientists at Georgia State University have edited the genes of hamsters to study social neuroscience.

  • Video: Medical implant assists severe paralysis patients

    Over five million people in the U.S. suffer from some form of paralysis.

  • Hospital air curtain designed to curtail viral spread

    The system provides a safe barrier between the patient and medical personnel in hospital settings.

  • Video: Team attempting to automate some components of blood donation

    To automate the process, prevent bacterial contamination of blood and subsequently increase its shelf life, researchers developed a system featuring jigs, actuators, vision systems and a robotic arm capable of autonomously folding whole blood collection packaging and centrifuge tube loading.

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