August 15th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
The air around major roadways is rife with particulate air pollution. However, new research from Washington University suggests there is a simple fix to help keep the air you breathe inside your car a little cleaner—and it only requires the click of a switch.
August 8th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
A team at the University of Texas at Austin has developed a wearable electronic sensor that incorporates wonder material graphene, allowing the temporary tattoo-like sensor to measure electrical activity from the heart, muscles, brain, and more.
August 8th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
A mechanical engineering major is working in MIT's Summer Scholars Program to create tiny brain implants that could deliver drugs to the brain to treat disorders. The program is part of the NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates.
July 21st, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Researchers in Europe have discovered that bioactive glass enriched with fluoride and phosphates are more effective than Bioglass 45S5 in accelerating remineralization of dentin—leading to the possibility of its inclusion in new restorative dental materials.
July 5th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Can a tattoo monitor glucose levels? Researchers have developed biosensing tattoo ink that identifies metabolic processes through reactions in interstitial fluid—which could eventually provide data on an individual's medical condition.
June 13th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Researchers from Rice University and the Research Center “E.Piaggio” of the University of Pisa and the Italian Institute of Technology have collaborated on a prosthetic device that provides sensory feedback to the user in addition to the device's normal functionality.
May 22nd, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, have created synthetic nanoparticles that mimic the action of natural melanin. If proven safe and effective, the nanoparticles could someday be developed into a therapy for melanin-defective disorders and potentially even a natural sunscreen.
May 16th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Our electronic devices might become biodegradable in the future. Stanford researchers have created a biodegradable electronic device characteristic of human skin—flexible, self-healing, and degradable with the addition of a weak acid.
May 9th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Scientists at George Washington University are using 3-D printers to create substitute tissues to support damaged bone, cartilage, and neural tissue during the healing process. Their research could eventually help patients with damaged tissues heal more quickly.
April 18th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Colorblind people are now able to see true colors—thanks to the efforts of glass research scientists at EnChroma, a company that makes glasses for individuals with color vision deficiency.