A process to 3D print piezoelectric materials

The piezoelectric materials that inhabit everything from our cell phones to musical greeting cards may be getting an upgrade thanks to work discussed in the journal Nature Materials released online Jan 21. Xiaoyu ‘Rayne’ Zheng, assistant professor of mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering, and a member of the Macromolecules Innovation Institute, and his team have developed methods

A process to 3D print piezoelectric materials

Detecting Alzheimer’s damage before symptoms appear using a new blood test

Test also may identify neurodegeneration in other brain diseases, injuries A simple blood test reliably detects signs of brain damage in people on the path to developing Alzheimer’s disease – even before they show signs of confusion and memory loss, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and

Detecting Alzheimer’s damage before symptoms appear using a new blood test

Nanoparticle targets tumor-infiltrating immune cells and tells them to fight

New research builds on Nobel-winning immune checkpoint blockade work Immunotherapy’s promise in the fight against cancer drew international attention after two scientists won a Nobel Prize this year for unleashing the ability of the immune system to eliminate tumor cells. But their approach, which keeps cancer cells from shutting off the immune system’s powerful T-cells

Nanoparticle targets tumor-infiltrating immune cells and tells them to fight

Implantable device reduces seizures by 93 percent in three months in epileptic rats

Implantable device curbs seizures and improves cognition in epileptic rats A protein-secreting device implanted into the hippocampus of epileptic rats reduces seizures by 93 percent in three months, finds preclinical research published in JNeurosci. These results support ongoing development of this technology and its potential translation into a new treatment for epilepsy. Motivated by an unmet

Implantable device reduces seizures by 93 percent in three months in epileptic rats

Promoting nerve cell growth to treat spinal cord injury with a 3D printed implant

In rat models, the novel scaffolding mimicked natural anatomy and boosted stem cell-based treatment; the approach is scalable to humans and advances effort toward clinical trials For the first time, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Institute of Engineering in Medicine have used rapid 3D printing technologies to create a

Promoting nerve cell growth to treat spinal cord injury with a 3D printed implant

A comprehensive new way to predict breast cancer risk

Scientists have created the most comprehensive method yet to predict a woman’s risk of breast cancer, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Cambridge. The study, funded by Cancer Research, is published today in Genetics in Medicine.   It could be a game changer for breast cancer because now we can

A comprehensive new way to predict breast cancer risk

Spintronics takes another big step towards revolutionizing electronics as we know them

PHYSICISTS BUILD DEVICES USING MINERAL PEROVSKITE When German mineralogist Gustav Rose stood on the slopes of Russia’s Ural Mountains in 1839 and picked up a piece of a previously undiscovered mineral, he had never heard of transistors or diodes or had any concept of how conventional electronics would become an integral part of our daily

Spintronics takes another big step towards revolutionizing electronics as we know them

Seeing inside tumors to monitor how effective an anticancer treatment is

A team of physicists at the Institut Lumière Matière (CNRS/Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1), in collaboration with the Cancer Research Center of Lyon (CNRS/INSERM/ Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1/Centre Léon Bérard/Hospices civils de Lyon), has demonstrated the potential, for oncology, of an imaging technique based only on the physical properties of tumors. It can differentiate populations of malignant cells

Seeing inside tumors to monitor how effective an anticancer treatment is

Making pharma patents airtight

Routes to making life-saving medications and other pharmaceutical compounds are among the most carefully protected trade secrets in global industry. Building on recent work programming computers to identify synthetic pathways leading to pharmaceutically complex molecules, researchers in Poland and South Korea have unveiled computerized methods to suggest only synthetic strategies that bypass patent-protected aspects of

Making pharma patents airtight

The first self-curving cornea – 4D tissues

Scientists have developed a biological system which lets cells form a desired shape by moulding their surrounding material – initially creating the world’s first self-curving cornea The cornea is the clear outer layer at the front of the eye ball. In the research, a flat circle of gel containing corneal stromal cells (stem cells) was

The first self-curving cornea – 4D tissues

Nerve regeneration gets gene therapy help

Researchers from the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN) and the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) have shown that treatment using gene therapy leads to a faster recovery after nerve damage. By combining a surgical repair procedure with gene therapy, the survival of nerve cells and regeneration of nerve fibers over a long distance was stimulated

Nerve regeneration gets gene therapy help

Home-based hypertension program helped 81 percent of participants achieve blood pressure control in seven weeks

Pilot study by Brigham investigators finds that an innovative care-delivery program helped 81 percent of participants achieve blood pressure control in seven weeks Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a widespread clinical problem affecting nearly half of all adults. Despite the serious consequences that can result from hypertension, which puts patients at increased risk for

Home-based hypertension program helped 81 percent of participants achieve blood pressure control in seven weeks

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