Robotic white blood cells crawl against the current to deliver drugs

In the future, many diseases may be treated by tiny robots swimming through the bloodstream, delivering drugs. The latest test of these kinds of medical machines comes from researchers at the Max Planck Institute, who took inspiration from white blood … Continue reading Robotic white blood cells crawl against the current to deliver drugs

Signs of metal in teeth could indicate ALS risk from childhood

A compelling new study is suggesting signs of the neurodegenerative disease Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) may be detectable in teeth, decades before the onset of any symptoms. The research points to a lifelong dysfunction in metabolizing metals a… Continue reading Signs of metal in teeth could indicate ALS risk from childhood

App detects signs of anemia via a smartphone snap of the eyelid

A team of scientists has developed software that could make diagnoses of blood disorders much more straightforward, using a smartphone camera to assess levels of hemoglobin. This protein in red blood cells can be used as a marker for conditions like an… Continue reading App detects signs of anemia via a smartphone snap of the eyelid

Colorful corals may be calling crucial algae back home

One of the ways coral reacts to abnormal sea temperatures is by expelling tiny algae that lives in its tissues, a process that drives the type of bleaching events that have devastated Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in recent years. But not all corals r… Continue reading Colorful corals may be calling crucial algae back home

Baby receives liver stem cell treatment in world-first clinical trial

In a new clinical trial, a six-day-old baby in Japan has received the world’s first successful transplant of new liver cells derived from embryonic stem cells. The “bridge treatment” kept the infant healthy until old enough to receive a liver transplan… Continue reading Baby receives liver stem cell treatment in world-first clinical trial

“Thin gene” discovered and scientists already know how to target it

Great insights have been gathered over recent years into the genetic drivers underpinning obesity, but little study has focused on the genes that could be related to thinness. A comprehensive new study investigating potential “thin” genes has identifie… Continue reading “Thin gene” discovered and scientists already know how to target it

Electronic patch analyzes sweat to gauge wearer’s vitamin C levels

Vitamin C supports the immune system, plays a key role in wound healing, and may even aid in recovery from COVID-19. So, how do you do know if you’re getting enough of it? Well, a wearable sweat-analyzing sensor could soon tell you.Continue ReadingCate… Continue reading Electronic patch analyzes sweat to gauge wearer’s vitamin C levels

SEG tech generates electricity using shadows and light

When it comes to regular photovoltaic panels, the fewer shadows that are cast upon them, the better. An experimental new device, however, actually generates electricity via the contrast between shadows and light on its surface.Continue ReadingCategory:… Continue reading SEG tech generates electricity using shadows and light

Fleet of teleoperated e-scooters ready to ride in Georgia

As folks start to slowly emerge from pandemic lockdown and return to work, many are on the lookout for public transport alternatives. A scheme launched in Peachtree Corners, Georgia, aims to make it easier to ride an electric scooter by having it roll … Continue reading Fleet of teleoperated e-scooters ready to ride in Georgia