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Graphene Extended for 3-D Printing, Medical Devices

Graphene piece inside a flower

Two recent studies describe methods for fabricating the material graphene into complex shapes with 3-D printing, as well as showing graphene can likely degrade inside the human body. . . . → Read More: Graphene Extended for 3-D Printing, Medical Devices

Fully Biodegradable Plastic Straws in Testing

PHA resin beads

A university research center and biodegradable plastics company are testing a new type of drink straw that degrades completely after use in normal soil and water conditions. . . . → Read More: Fully Biodegradable Plastic Straws in Testing

Nanoparticle Process Designed to Detect, Treat Oral Bacteria

Streptococcus mutans

A bioengineering lab devised a way to quickly detect and treat bacteria responsible for tooth decay with a combination of X-rays and a non-toxic compound in nanoscale particles. . . . → Read More: Nanoparticle Process Designed to Detect, Treat Oral Bacteria

Ultra-Sensitive Nanotech Robot Skin Receives Patent

ultra-sensitive robot skin

Inventors of a system of sensors packaged in a thin film received a patent for their work that enables robotic devices to better sense conditions in the nearby environment. . . . → Read More: Ultra-Sensitive Nanotech Robot Skin Receives Patent

Start-Up Developing Regenerative Liver Disease Treatments

Damaged liver cells

A new enterprise founded by scientists, is underway developing treatments for advanced liver disorders that combine new drugs with cell and gene therapies to restore or replace liver functions. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Developing Regenerative Liver Disease Treatments

A.I. System Developed to Design Entirely New Drugs

Full data screen

A bioinformatics team developed a system combining machine learning and neural networks with large-scale databases to design entirely new drug molecules that meet desired chemical properties and biological activity. . . . → Read More: A.I. System Developed to Design Entirely New Drugs

Launching A Cosmetics Brand Is Not As Easy As You Think

This article will draw your attention towards some of the essentials steps you need to take, and how much investment you’re going to require. . . . → Read More: Launching A Cosmetics Brand Is Not As Easy As You Think

BASF, UC-Davis Partner on Human Milk Sugars

Breastfeeding mother

BASF and a research institute at University of California in Davis are investigating complex sugars found in human breast milk, and their role in maintaining healthy gut microbes. . . . → Read More: BASF, UC-Davis Partner on Human Milk Sugars

NSF, Industry Group Fund Bio-Based Semiconductor R&D

Biocircuits illustration

A research consortium in the semiconductor industry and National Science Foundation are supporting a series of projects investigating interactions between biology and circuits for data transfer and storage. . . . → Read More: NSF, Industry Group Fund Bio-Based Semiconductor R&D

Univ. Spin-Off Developing Long-Lasting Diabetes Drug

Bathroom scale

A company spun-off from a University at Buffalo biochemistry lab is the recipient of a small business grant to design a once-a-week drug for people with type 2 diabetes to control their blood sugar and weight. . . . → Read More: Univ. Spin-Off Developing Long-Lasting Diabetes Drug