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Electron microscopy just became a thousand times more efficient

Added: 3 Jun 2021

Imaging a million samples a second to make electron microscopy a thousand times more efficient, the…

Staying ahead of the bacteria: A new weapon in the anti-bacterial arms race

Added: 1 Jun 2021

In the perpetual arms races between bacteria and human-made antibiotics, there is a new tool to giv…

UKRI funding to bring the public into the heart of five research projects

Added: 27 May 2021

UK Research and Innovation is encouraging people from across the UK to actively contribute to five …

Designing healthy diets with mathematical modelling and computer analysis

Added: 22 Apr 2021

When it comes to diets, no one size fits all. Now, researchers have demonstrated a the ability to a…

Making music with spiders webs and talking arachnid: discover more at ACS Spring 2021

Added: 12 Apr 2021

Imagine being able to talk to spiders in their own language! Scientists report that they have trans…

Tracking mosquito flight patterns in 3D using digital holography and mathematics

Added: 12 Mar 2021

Researchers have been asked to use large field-of-view digital holography to accurately apply 3D tr…

Mapping neural dynamics: Making sense of mass neuron-generated data

Added: 19 Feb 2021

How do animals process information and adapt to environmental change? New research applies AI drive…

Unveiling the twist in cell-to-cell signal transport using cryogenic electron microscopy

Added: 18 Feb 2021

It seems chemical signals move through cells in a similarly controlled fashion to shoppers moving t…

Robotic exoskeleton training expands options for stroke rehabilitation

Added: 2 Feb 2021

It must be hard enough to recover from an acute stroke, but many find the physical taxation of reha…

Why cells don't get stuck - generalised cell migration and motility modelled mathematically

Added: 22 Jan 2021

Cell movement has now been mathematically modelled by an interdisciplinary team of theoretical and …

Laser-triggered chemical adhesion for tissue engineering of replacement organs

Added: 19 Jan 2021

Laser-triggered chemical adhesion used to build proteins onto biological polymer scaffolding to bri…

RNA molecules are masters of their own destiny

Added: 22 Dec 2020

How does the cell know when to stop transcribing? What is the purpose of noncoding RNAs? Another wi…

Science priorities agreed for 2024 lunar exploration

Added: 9 Dec 2020

Planetary processes and polar resource potential prioritised by lunar science team. Researchers pre…

Predicting trends in clinical motion tracking technologies

Added: 18 Nov 2020

Read an expert vision of the future where clinicians have been wooed by motion tracking wearables t…

An artificial cell on a chip

Added: 28 Oct 2020

Researchers at the University of Basel have developed a precisely controllable system for mimicking…

Single-step 3D printing multimaterial microstructures

Added: 17 Sep 2020

Researchers have developed an automated 3D printing method that can produce multicolour 3D microstr…

Biomimicry informs better sensors: just add noise

Added: 4 Sep 2020

Adding noise to enhance a weak signal is a sensing phenomenon common in the animal world but unusua…

Elastic to kinetic energy conversion through biomimicry

Added: 4 Sep 2020

Venus flytraps do it, trap-jaw ants do it, and now materials scientists at the University of Massac…

Improved cybernetics hardware - human interfacing

Added: 17 Aug 2020

Although true 'cyborgs' -- part human, part robotic beings -- are science fiction, researchers are …

Hydrogel paves way for biomedical breakthrough

Added: 4 Aug 2020

A University of Sydney team of biomedical engineers has developed a plasma technology to robustly a…