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3D-printed hydrogels with improved tunable properties

Added: 14 May 2021

The design of 3D-printable seaweed hydrogels that use multiple interpenetrating networks to enable …

Trust-based not-for-profit biobank platform will offer left-over biosamples to biotech and Pharma researchers

Added: 28 Apr 2021

Left-over clinical material like blood samples and excised tissue may be medical waste, but it can …

Declining work-life balance for scientific researchers, survey finds

Added: 27 Apr 2021

Reseachers are generally known for their dedication and the percieved norm is that many work for pa…

Pre-programmed degradation makes 'biodegradable' plastics truly compostable

Added: 22 Apr 2021

By embedding polymer-eating enzymes in plastic, researchers have found a way to make previously tri…

Innovation roadmap to improve smartphone apps for point-of-care diagnosis and treatment guidance

Added: 19 Apr 2021

A new review paper looks at advanced research in smartphone-based imaging systems for healthcare. T…

Expansion microscopy: Imaging biological samples at nanoscale using an ordinary light microscope

Added: 9 Apr 2021

Using an ordinary light microscope, MIT engineers have devised a technique for imaging biological s…

Advancing our understanding of life's design rules: seven genes tame simple synthetic cell division

Added: 6 Apr 2021

Recent results in cellular engineering bring us one step closer to understanding the fundamental de…

'Team ice' uncover crucial information to aid the development of new more active cryoprotectants

Added: 17 Mar 2021

Researchers uncover new understanding around the interactions between synthetic polymers and ice fo…

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…

UK gov to launch Advanced Research & Invention Agency (ARIA)

Added: 23 Feb 2021

As part of its plans to cement the UK’s position as a global science superpower and build back bett…

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…

Cell shape influences antibiotic resistance

Added: 3 Feb 2021

A broad, curvy shape has a lower surface-to-volume ratio and is less susceptible to surface invasio…

Antiviral coating kills viruses and bacteria for product lifetime

Added: 26 Jan 2021

Can you imagine a world where you wouldn't have to worry about disease transmission from surfaces s…

Developing multi-functional catalysts with light switches

Added: 25 Jan 2021

Researchers were able to observe the atomic-scale features of a catalyst using an environmental tra…

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…

Uncovering the magic of metallographic Turing pattern formation

Added: 19 Jan 2021

While we have become used to seeing stripes and spots in nature, it still seems amazing to see simi…

How to grow your own smart materials with live fermentation cultures

Added: 12 Jan 2021

Have you ever made your own soda bread or homemade yoghurt using a fermented 'starter culture'? Ima…

Nanoparticle drug-delivery system developed to treat brain disorders

Added: 6 Jan 2021

A team of bioengineers has proven a novel system of nanoparticles can successfully carry three time…

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…