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Video: Biosensing tattoos react to chemical information in body fluid

By Faye Oney / July 5, 2017

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.

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Sun protection without the slather? Nanoparticles may someday offer intracellular sunscreen solution

By April Gocha / May 22, 2017

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.

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LCD tattoo promises no pain, no regrets, and a better handle on your health

By April Gocha / September 8, 2015

John Rogers, his research team from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and colleagues at Northwestern University and beyond have developed a liquid crystal display (LCD) tattoo that does more than look and sound cool—it monitors your health.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / October 13, 2014

Liquid crystal skin monitors, textile welding for Navy uniforms, wind turbines to control hurricanes, novel nanoparticle synthesis, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 13, 2014.

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