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Coalition to Fight Surgical Implant Infections

Brown dragonly

Researchers in Australia from academic, not-for-profit, and business labs are investigating a solution for infections that form on orthopedic implants, based on the structure of a dragonfly’s wing. . . . → Read More: Coalition to Fight Surgical Implant Infections

Graphene Circuits Enhanced to Monitor, Image Brain Signals

Graphene model

Engineers and neuroscientists discovered a technique for enhancing the conductivity of graphene electrodes to make them better able to record optical images of brain activity in lab mice. . . . → Read More: Graphene Circuits Enhanced to Monitor, Image Brain Signals

Nanoscale Cell-Like Robots Shown to Clean Blood

Coated nanorobots

Engineering researchers developed tiny robotic devices, powered by ultrasound and designed to look and act like blood cells, which in lab tests cleared human blood of dangerous bacteria and toxins. . . . → Read More: Nanoscale Cell-Like Robots Shown to Clean Blood

Patent Awarded for Nasal Delivered Cancer Immunotherapy

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

A technology for cancer therapies that harnesses the immune system with nanoscale droplets suspended in an emulsion and delivered through the nose received a U.S. patent. . . . → Read More: Patent Awarded for Nasal Delivered Cancer Immunotherapy

Infographic – Graphene Investment in Decline

Investments in graphene start-ups

In a report this week, our friends at CB Insights note that the investment community is waiting for graphene to reach a critical commercial mass, but their patience may be running out. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Graphene Investment in Decline

Nasal Spray Vaccine Shown to Control Peanut Allergies

A vaccine to protect against peanut allergies, given as a nanoscale droplets suspended in a nasal spray, is shown to prevent allergic reactions in tests with lab mice sensitized to peanuts. . . . → Read More: Nasal Spray Vaccine Shown to Control Peanut Allergies

Bio-Inspired Surgical Camera Highlights Cancer Tissue

A camera modeled on capabilities of a butterfly’s eye offers surgeons definitive images of tumor tissue for removal, as demonstrated in tests with lab animals and patients with breast cancer. . . . → Read More: Bio-Inspired Surgical Camera Highlights Cancer Tissue

Hydrogel, Solar Power Provide Simple Water Purification

An engineering lab demonstrates how polymer gels and ambient sunlight can provide a simple, inexpensive alternative to current complex and expensive technologies for desalinating or purifying drinking water. . . . → Read More: Hydrogel, Solar Power Provide Simple Water Purification

Nanotech Pain Drug Formulations Developed

A pharmaceutical researcher developed treatments for chronic pain, formulated as nanoscale droplets, that in tests with lab animals target the source of pain directly and use much smaller doses than current pain drugs. . . . → Read More: Nanotech Pain Drug Formulations Developed

Patent Awarded for Nanoparticle Drug, Cannabis Delivery

A delivery technology for therapeutic compounds in nanoscale natural oil particles received a U.S. patent, which the company owning the technology says can be applied to drugs, nutritional supplements, and cannabis-based treatments. . . . → Read More: Patent Awarded for Nanoparticle Drug, Cannabis Delivery