For the first time there is a simple way that can effectively transport medication into the brain

For the first timehttps://www.innovationtoronto.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/213780_webwe4.jpg, scientists have identified a simple way that can effectively transport medication into the brain – which could lead to improved treatments for neurological and neurodegenerative diseases. In a study published today in Nature Communications, scientists from Newcastle University, UK, have led an international team in a major breakthrough in unlocking the secrets

For the first time there is a simple way that can effectively transport medication into the brain

Gene therapy is showing promise for wet age-related macular degeneration

New data shows patients maintaining vision after a single intravitreal injection of gene therapy   Gene therapy is showing promise for one of the most common causes of blindness. Data presented today shows that six patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have, so far, an average of eight months without the need for continued injections to control a

Gene therapy is showing promise for wet age-related macular degeneration

Electrical stimulation significantly improves the production of spinal fusion

Researchers from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of published data on the effect of electrical stimulation therapies on spinal fusion. They found significant improvement overall in the rates of bone fusion following a course of electrical stimulation in both preclinical (animal) and clinical (human) studies. Detailed findings

Electrical stimulation significantly improves the production of spinal fusion

On-demand high resolution wrinkling for reversible printing

Scientists engineer on-demand high resolution wrinkling for reversible printing and thermal regulation Researchers at Tufts University School of Engineering have developed silk materials that can wrinkle into highly detailed patterns – including words, textures and images as intricate as a QR code or a fingerprint. The patterns take about one second to form, are stable,

On-demand high resolution wrinkling for reversible printing

Researchers have cured cervical cancer in mice using CRISPR gene-editing technology

Gene-editing breakthrough in battle against cancer In what is believed to be a world first, Griffith University researchers have cured cervical cancer in mice using CRISPR gene-editing technology. “This is the first cure for any cancer using this technology,’’ said lead researcher Professor Nigel McMillan from Menzies Health Institute Queensland.  The scientists used CRISPR-Cas9 to successfully

Researchers have cured cervical cancer in mice using CRISPR gene-editing technology

Enriching poor fields with a new cost-effective subsurface water retention technology

Smallholder poverty in sub-Saharan Africa is often linked to sandy soils, which hold little water and are low in nutrients. A new technology may be able to enrich fields and farmers without massive investments in irrigation and fertilizer, Many farmers across sub-Saharan Africa try to coax crops out of sandy soils that are not ideal

Enriching poor fields with a new cost-effective subsurface water retention technology

A compact infrared spectrometer that could fit on a computer chip

ETH researchers have developed a compact infrared spectrometer. It’s small enough to fit on a computer chip but can still open up interesting possibilities – in space and in everyday life. Nowadays, a mobile phone can do almost anything: take photos or video, send messages, determine its present location, and of course transmit telephone conversations.

A compact infrared spectrometer that could fit on a computer chip

The swarming behavior of about 100 million molecular machines can be controlled by simple mechanical stimuli

The swarming behavior of about 100 million molecular machines can be controlled by applying simple mechanical stimuli such as extension and contraction. This method could lead to the development of new swarming molecular machines and small energy-saving devices. The swarming molecules in motion aligned in one direction, exhibited zigzag patterns, or formed a vortex responding

The swarming behavior of about 100 million molecular machines can be controlled by simple mechanical stimuli

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