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Synthetic Retina Developed with Natural Materials

A chemistry lab in the U.K. developed a synthetic retina made of natural materials resembling human tissue that in lab tests detects static, moving, and grey-scale images. . . . → Read More: Synthetic Retina Developed with Natural Materials

Computer Vision, Deep Learning Aid Prosthetic Hands

A built-in camera and artificial intelligence can improve the speed and grasping ability of a prosthetic hand, as shown in tests with people missing a hand. . . . → Read More: Computer Vision, Deep Learning Aid Prosthetic Hands

Stem Cell Parkinson’s Model Devised for Drug Screening

A team from University at Buffalo created brain cells from adult stem cells that in lab tests display the same nerve misfirings seen in people with Parkinson’s disease. . . . → Read More: Stem Cell Parkinson’s Model Devised for Drug Screening

Paper-Metal Antimicrobial Layers Designed

A lab at Rutgers University devised a method for sending an electric current through inexpensive paper and metal layered surfaces, which in lab tests kills harmful microbes. . . . → Read More: Paper-Metal Antimicrobial Layers Designed

NSF Supports Chip Enabling Low-Power Electronics

An engineering lab at University of Texas in San Antonio received a grant to assess the commercial potential for a chip that lets electronic devices work with much less power. . . . → Read More: NSF Supports Chip Enabling Low-Power Electronics

Crispr, Stem Cells Produce Precise Arthritis Therapy

Editing the genes in stem cells is shown to produce cartilage that in lab tests releases therapeutic proteins only when needed to relieve joint inflammation in arthritis. . . . → Read More: Crispr, Stem Cells Produce Precise Arthritis Therapy

Muscle Supplement Shown Safe, Active in Elderly

A clinical trial testing a dietary supplement to improve muscle function in older persons shows the derivative from pomegranates is safe and produces desired biological actions. . . . → Read More: Muscle Supplement Shown Safe, Active in Elderly

Smartphone-Controlled Cells Produce Insulin on Demand

A system designed by researchers in China and Switzerland and controlled by a smartphone app was shown in lab mice to produce insulin on demand from engineered pancreas cells. . . . → Read More: Smartphone-Controlled Cells Produce Insulin on Demand

Algorithms Simplify, Improve Robot Grasping

Computer scientists at Georgia Institute of Technology developed a process that simplifies remote-controlled robotic grasping movements for end users. . . . → Read More: Algorithms Simplify, Improve Robot Grasping

Nanoparticle Vaccine Stops Tumor Growth

Researchers in Texas designed a cancer vaccine with nanoscale particles that in lab mice stimulates the immune system and stops the growth of several types of tumors. . . . → Read More: Nanoparticle Vaccine Stops Tumor Growth