A new approach to tackling viruses by targeting the 'control centre' in viral RNA could lead to broad spectrum anti-viral drugs and provide a first line of defence against future pandemics, according to new research at the University of Birmingham.
The promise of a quantum internet depends on the complexities of harnessing light to transmit quantum information over fiber optic networks. A potential step forward was reported today by researchers in Sweden who developed integrated chips that can generate light particles on demand and without the need for extreme refrigeration.
Researchers at KU Leuven (Belgium) have developed a 3D printing technique that extends the possibilities of lateral flow testing. These tests are widespread in the form of the classic pregnancy test and the COVID-19 self-tests. With the new printing technique, advanced diagnostic tests can be produced that are quick, cheap, and easy to use.
New mechanisms for converting sunlight to electricity more efficiently are also beneficial for extending the lifespan of solar panels
Professor Dong-Woo Cho's research team at POSTECH develops an artificial diabetic skin based on 3D cell printing.
POSTECH joint research team develops a new concept of cerebral aneurysm treatment using a reinforced photocrosslinked biocompatible material in the form of microfibers.
Computer scientists at the University of California San Diego have developed a more accurate navigation system that will allow robots to better negotiate busy clinical environments in general and emergency departments more specifically. The researchers have also developed a dataset of open source videos to help train robotic navigation systems in the future. The team detail their findings in a paper for the International Conference on Robotics and Automation taking place May 30 to June 5, 2021 in Xi'an, China.
A new system developed in the lab of Zhen (Jason) He uses bacteria to filter wastewater while creating electricity.
A research group led by Dr. Hideyuki Kobayashi at Toho University Omori Medical Center in Tokyo developed an AI-assisted image classifier that provides scores for histological testis images of patients with azoospermia. The objective of Dr. Kobayashi, a urologist, was to create an easy-to-use method of pathological examination for the daily clinical practice setting. With it, testis images could be classified at 82.6% accuracy.
Responsive neurostimulation is becoming increasingly effective at probing neural circuit function and treating neuropsychiatric disorders, such as epilepsy and Parkinson's disease. A new approach from Columbia Engineering researchers shows great promise in improving the limitations of current bulky devices. They have built a high-performance implantable system that enables reading and manipulation of brain circuits in real time.