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NIST Study Advances Use of Iris Images as a Long-Term Form of Identification

For decades, researchers seeking biometric identifiers other than fingerprints believed that irises were a strong biomet…

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New High-Tech Laser Method Allows DNA to be Inserted ‘Gently’ into Living Cells

Technique offers greater-than-ever control of essential gene therapy and genetic engineering method

sing a laser and “optical tweezers,” researchers in South Korea successfully inserted a gene into an individual cell wit…

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Pocket-sized sensor gives instant fat burning updates

The portable, pocket-sized sensor, produced by a group of researchers in Japan, works by measuring increased levels of a…

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Auto lubricant could rev up medical imaging

Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, have built a device that could speed up medical imaging without bre…

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Chemists develop innovative nano-sensors for multiple proteins

Test strips bearing gold nano-particles as sensor elements can detect numerous proteins simultaneously / New concept with potential applications in medicine, environmental technology, and foodstuff analysis

Chemists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have developed a new method for parallel protein analysis that is,…

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New Coating May Help Joint Replacements Bond Better with Bone

Layer of Nanowire “Carpet” Gives Growing Cells a Foothold on Metal Implants

In tests, the wires boosted cell growth by nearly 80 percent compared to other surfaces, which suggests that the coating…

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Neural Simulations Hint at the Origin of Brain Waves

At EPFL’s Blue Brain facilities, computer models of individual neurons are being assembled into neural circuits that pro…

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The ground-breaking discovery that continues to change the world of science

The University of Southampton’s Chemistry department has been awarded a National Chemical Landmark blue plaque by the Ro…

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Controlling genes with light

New technique can rapidly turn genes on and off, helping scientists better understand their function

Although human cells have an estimated 20,000 genes, only a fraction of those are turned on at any given time, depending…

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Eye-tracking could outshine passwords if made user-friendly

The UW team in collaboration with Oleg Komogortsev at Texas State University developed a new biometric authentication te…

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Z-LASER Lasers for medical applications

For accurate patient positioning in X-ray or MRI typically Laser Class 1 laser modules are used. Z-LASER supplies vari…

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New mode of cellular communication discovered in the brain

Glial cells send 'care packages' including protective proteins and genetic information to nerve cells

Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have discovered a new form of communication between different c…

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Is That Bacteria Dead Yet?

Nano and laser technology packed into small device tests antibiotic treatment in minutes

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A Telescope For Your Eye: New Contact Lens Design May Improve Sight of Patients with Macular Degeneration

Slimmed-down telescopic contact lens switches between magnified and normal vision using a modified pair of liquid crystal eyeglasses

A new contact lens design that integrates a telescope directly onto the lens, which enables switching between normal and…

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NIST Announces New Scaffold Reference Material for Tissue Engineering Research

Growing custom replacement tissue—cartilage, bone, blood vessels, possibly even whole organs—is one of the hot research …

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Carbon Nanotube Harpoon Catches Individual Brain Cell Signals

Duke scientists designed a thin, flexible carbon-nanotube spear to study individual brain cells.

Neuroscientists may soon be modern-day harpooners, snaring individual brain-cell signals instead of whales with tiny spe…

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Aspect Imaging’s M2™ 3D MR-based Histology System Profiled at Leading Toxicologic Conference

Validation of novel system for high-throughput 3D imaging of toxicologic phenotypes to be presented in scientific workshop and poster at STP 2013 in Portland, OR

Aspect Imaging’s M2 3D MR-based histology system is a compact, high-performance MRI instrument for high-throughput in vi…

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Professor’s coatings could help medical implants function better

Dr. Carmen Scholz of The University of Alabama has been working on the customized synthesis of biocompatible polymers th…

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The Body Electric: Researchers Move Closer to Low-Cost, Implantable

Aiding Organ Transplants to be First Application of New Technology

New technology under development at The Ohio State University is paving the way for low-cost electronic devices that wor…

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New Single Virus Detection Techniques for Faster Disease Diagnosis

Researchers at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO: 2013) describe optical techniques for counting individual viruses outside the lab

One research group, led by electrical engineer and bioengineer Aydogan Ozcan of UCLA, is working to directly image singl…

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