Healing diabetic ulcers in 21 days instead of 150 days

Diabetic foot ulcers can take up to 150 days to heal. A biomedical engineering team wants to reduce it to 21 days. They’re planning to drop the healing time by amplifying what the body already does naturally: build layers of new tissue pumped up by nitric oxide. In patients with diabetes, impaired nitric oxide production

Healing diabetic ulcers in 21 days instead of 150 days

Dramatically longer-lasting, faster-charging and safer lithium metal batteries may be possible

Dramatically longer-lasting, faster-charging and safer lithium metal batteries may be possible, according to Penn State research, recently published in Nature Energy. The researchers developed a three-dimensional, cross-linked polymer sponge that attaches to the metal plating of a battery anode. “This project aims to develop the next generation of metal batteries,” said Donghai Wang, professor of mechanical engineering and

Dramatically longer-lasting, faster-charging and safer lithium metal batteries may be possible

This new CRISPR-based system will open the door to next-generation targeted immunotherapies

The New CRISPR-Based System Will Open the Door to Next-Generation Targeted Immunotherapies Immunotherapy can cure some cancers that until fairly recently were considered fatal. In addition to developing drugs that boost the immune system’s cancer-fighting abilities, scientists are becoming expert at manipulating a patient’s own immune cells, turning them into cancer-killing armies. But cancers have

This new CRISPR-based system will open the door to next-generation targeted immunotherapies

A new smart skin can reveal accumulated strain in aircraft and structures

Rice invention can use fluorescing carbon nanotubes to reveal stress in aircraft, structures Thanks to one peculiar characteristic of carbon nanotubes, engineers will soon be able to measure the accumulated strain in an airplane, a bridge or a pipeline – or just about anything – over the entire surface or down to microscopic levels. They’ll

A new smart skin can reveal accumulated strain in aircraft and structures

First yeast biohybrid system using an adaptable light-harvesting semiconductor opens the door to more efficient and versatile biomanufacturing

Solar panels for yeast cell biofactories Genetically engineered microbes such as bacteria and yeasts have long been used as living factories to produce drugs and fine chemicals. More recently, researchers have started to combine bacteria with semiconductor technology that, similar to solar panels on the roof of a house, harvests energy from light and, when

First yeast biohybrid system using an adaptable light-harvesting semiconductor opens the door to more efficient and versatile biomanufacturing

New compound shows promise for heart rhythm disorders and clogged arteries

The pharmacological agent outperforms current drugs in most of cases, show multiple experiments A new pharmacological agent demonstrates promising results for the prevention of a wide range of heart rhythm disorders, including both cardiac and brain injury-induced arrhythmias. Furthermore, the compound (SS-68) demonstrates significant activity in conditions of reduced blood flow to the heart caused

New compound shows promise for heart rhythm disorders and clogged arteries

Scientists have identified how to halt kidney disease in a life-limiting genetic condition

For the first time scientists have identified how to halt kidney disease in a life-limiting genetic condition, which may pave the way for personalised treatment in the future. Experts at Newcastle University, UK, have shown in a cell model and in a mouse model that gene editing could be used for Joubert syndrome to stop

Scientists have identified how to halt kidney disease in a life-limiting genetic condition

A new type of computer chip that boosts the performance and slashes the energy demands of systems used for artificial intelligence

By shifting a fundamental property of computation, Princeton researchers have built a new type of computer chip that boosts the performance and slashes the energy demands of systems used for artificial intelligence. The chip, which works with standard programming languages, could be particularly useful on phones, watches or other devices that rely on high-performance computing

A new type of computer chip that boosts the performance and slashes the energy demands of systems used for artificial intelligence

A new inflammation inhibitor has been discovered

A multidisciplinary team of researchers led from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have developed an anti-inflammatory drug molecule with a new mechanism of action. By inhibiting a certain protein, the researchers were able to reduce the signals that trigger an inflammation. The study is published in Science and was done in collaboration with the University of

A new inflammation inhibitor has been discovered

Can your smart phone determine if you’re having the most serious – and deadly – form of heart attack?

Study Finds Phone App Effectively Identifies Potentially Fatal Heart Attacks with the Near Accuracy of a Standard ECG A new research study says it can – and may be a valuable tool to save lives. The international study, led by researchers from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, found that a

Can your smart phone determine if you’re having the most serious – and deadly – form of heart attack?

Thanatin, an insect antibiotic, provides a new way to eliminate bacteria

An antibiotic called thanatin attacks the way the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria is built. Researchers at the University of Zurich have now found out that this happens through a previously unknown mechanism. Thanatin, produced naturally by the spined soldier bug, can therefore be used to develop new classes of antibiotics. The global emergence of

Thanatin, an insect antibiotic, provides a new way to eliminate bacteria

New discovery could have profound implications for the treatment of autoimmunity and cancer

From the ashes of a failed pain drug, a new therapeutic path emerges In 2013, renowned Boston Children’s Hospital pain researcher Clifford Woolf, MB, BCh, PhD, and chemist Kai Johnsson, PhD, his fellow co-founder at Quartet Medicine, believed they held the key to non-narcotic pain relief. Woolf had shown that tetrahydrobioptrin — a protein also known as

New discovery could have profound implications for the treatment of autoimmunity and cancer

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