Engineering
Key player in hepatitis A virus infection  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers designed experiments using gene-editing tools to discover how molecules called gangliosides serve as de facto gatekeepers to allow the virus entry into liver cells and trigger disease. more
Paper-thin gallium oxide transistor handles more than 8,000 volts  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Electrical engineers created a gallium oxide-based transistor that can handle more than 8,000 volts. The transistor could lead to smaller and more efficient electronic systems that control and convert electric... more
The ‘eureka moment’ of rapid COVID-19 test inventor  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The inventor of a ground-breaking COVID-19 test described his ‘eureka moment’ when he realised he could adapt existing tech to create a rapid virus test. more
Happy marriage is key to employee creativity and innovation  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
While companies have focused on building an optimal office environment to get the best out of their employees, there may be another way to boost workplace creativity. more
New genetic engineering technique sets the stage for advances in medicine and beyond  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
From bacteria-made insulin that obviates the use of animal pancreases to a better understanding of infectious diseases and improved treatments, genetic engineering... more
GMU researcher receives $150,000 for COVID-19 networked meta-population modeling and analysis  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Cameron Nowzari, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, received $150,000 from the National Science Foundation for a project in which he and his collaborators are developing... more
Adoptive T-cell therapy targeting MAGE-A4 achieves responses in patients with multiple solid tumors  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The adoptive T-cell therapy ADP-A2M4, which is engineered to express a T-cell receptor (TCR) directed against the MAGE-A4 cancer antigen, achieved responses... more
New technology developed to map cholesterol metabolism in the brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A team of researchers led by Swansea University have developed new technology to monitor cholesterol in brain tissue which could uncover its relation to neurodegenerative disease and pave... more
A hormone -- plant style  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have now found a method that might make the production of a biologically significant precursor of jasmonic acid more efficient and cheaper. Their innovation: they imitate how plants produce the hormone. The result is 12-OPDA, a central... more
New method to map cholesterol metabolism in brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have developed new technology to monitor cholesterol in brain tissue which could uncover its relation to neurodegenerative disease and pave the way for the development of new treatments. more
New technology enables fast protein synthesis  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Chemists have developed a protocol to rapidly produce protein chains up to 164 amino acids long. The flow-based technology could speed up drug development and allow scientists to design novel protein variants incorporating amino acids that... more
Bangladeshi eggplant farmers reap rewards via genetics  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Farmers in Bangladesh achieved significantly higher yields and revenues by growing insect-resistant, genetically engineered eggplant, a new Cornell study has found. more
Temporal pressure enhanced topical drug delivery through micropore formation  Science Magazine · 2 days
Transdermal drug delivery uses chemical, physical, or biochemical enhancers to cross the skin barrier. However, existing platforms require high doses of chemical enhancers or sophisticated equipment, use fragile biomolecules, or... more
De novo design of functional zwitterionic biomimetic material for immunomodulation  Science Magazine · 2 days
Superhydrophilic zwitterionic polymers are a class of nonfouling materials capable of effectively resisting any nonspecific interactions with biological systems. We designed here a functional zwitterionic polymer that achieves... more
Heightened interaction between neolithic migrants and hunter-gatherers in Western Europe  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The Neolithic lifestyle, including farming, animal domestication and the development of new technologies, emerged in the Near East around 12,000 years ago and contributed profoundly to the modern... more
Configurable circuit technology poised to expand silicon photonic applications  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have developed a new way to build power efficient and programmable integrated switching units on a silicon photonics chip. The new technology is poised to reduce production costs by... more
Next frontier in bacterial engineering  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
From bacteria-made insulin that obviates the use of animal pancreases to a better understanding of infectious diseases and improved treatments, genetic engineering of bacteria has redefined modern medicine. Yet, serious limitations remain that hamper| progress in numerous other... more
Data-relay satellite ready for service  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The second node in the most sophisticated laser communication network ever designed is ready to go into service. more
Evidence found of Kuroshio current strengthening due to intensifying tropical cyclones  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A team of researchers from the Ocean University of China and Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology, the Second Institute of Oceanography, the Southern... more
Researchers track how bacteria purge toxic metals  nanowerk · 2 days
Scientists combined genetic engineering, single-molecule tracking and protein quantitation to get a closer look at this mechanism and understand how it functions. The knowledge could lead to the development of more effective antibacterial treatments. more
Data-relay satellite ready for service  ESA · 3 days
The second node in the most sophisticated laser communication network ever designed is ready to go into service.Dubbed the “SpaceDataHighway”, the European Data Relay System (EDRS)... more
Study provides an ethical way to advance medical discovery and innovation  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Every major medical center in America sits on a gold mine. The data they hold about their patients and research participants could be worth millions of... more
CMSC announces virtual experience for healthcare professionals  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) is pleased to announce a state-of-the-art virtual experience for healthcare professionals to learn about the latest products, innovations, and services from industry supporters and partners to optimize... more
Brazilian researchers design low-cost mechanical ventilators  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A group of researchers at the University of São Paulo's Engineering School (POLI-USP) in Brazil have developed a mechanical ventilator that costs only approximately 7% as much as a conventional ventilator. more
Configurable circuit technology poised to expand silicon photonic applications  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Researchers have developed a new way to build power efficient and programmable integrated switching units on a silicon photonics chip. The new technology is poised to reduce production costs by... more
Low vaccination rates and 'measles parties' fueled 2019 measles outbreak in NYC  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
An analysis of the 2018-2019 measles outbreak in New York City identifies factors that made the outbreak so severe: delayed vaccination of young children... more
New technology enables fast protein synthesis  MIT · 3 days
Automated tabletop machine could accelerate the development of novel drugs to treat cancer and other diseases. more
New technology enables fast protein synthesis  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Many proteins are useful as drugs for disorders such as diabetes, cancer, and arthritis. Synthesizing artificial versions of these proteins is a time-consuming process that requires genetically engineering microbes or other cells to produce the desired... more
A simple method to print planar microstructures of polysiloxane  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Polysiloxane is an elastic polymer which is widely used in fluidics, optics, and biomedical engineering. It offers desirable properties for microfabrication due to its castable and curable properties. more
PKU-led team identifies potent neutralizing antibodies against SARS-CoV-2  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A joint research team led by Sunney Xie, Director of Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Genomics at Peking University has successfully identified multiple highly potent neutralizing antibodies against the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2,... more
Initial Upper Paleolithic technology reached North China by ~41,000 years ago  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A wave of new technology in the Late Paleolithic had reached North China by around 41,000 years ago. more
Technology uses plant biomass waste for self-powered biomedical devices  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
An innovation turning waste material into stretchable devices may soon provide a new option for creating self-powered biomedical inventions. more
Quality of life in high-density apartments varies—here are 6 ways to improve it  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
We're building a lot of apartments in Australia. High-density precincts are being developed across our major cities. But these buildings and neighbourhoods... more
AXT offer Fluicell’s innovative range of tissue engineering systems in Australia & NZ  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
AXT are proud to announce that they have just expanded their life science product portfolio with the addition of Fluicell’s innovative tissue... more
New high-resolution mass spectrometer expands the proven Thermo Scientific Orbitrap platform  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A new generation, high resolution mass spectrometer (MS) is designed to give proteomics, metabolomics, biopharmaceutical characterization and small-molecule scientists the analytical performance required for research and... more
New Thermo Scientific Proteome Discoverer 2.5 software strengthens laboratory workflows  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Scientists in the life sciences can now benefit from upgrades to a suite of analytical software solutions with new features designed to enhance productivity, confidence and accuracy in... more
SignalChem Biotech Inc. launches COVID-19 elisa kits for diagnostic research  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
SignalChem, a global leader in cell signaling and protein engineering, has been conducting research on new coronaviruses since the outbreak of the virus. more
WVU partnership produces thousands of swabs to meet demands for COVID-19 testing  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
With significantly increased testing a key component in the battle against COVID-19, the Innovation Hub at West Virginia University is working with WVU Medicine... more
Designing a flexible material to protect buildings, military personnel  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Shake, rattle and roll. Even though they are miles from the epicenter of an earthquake, buildings can collapse due to how an earthquake energy makes the ground shake and rattle.... more
Designing technologies that interpret your mood from your skin  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
An international team of researchers have developed an innovative way of interpreting biological signals produced by the conductance of our skin. The system displays information in the form of colorful... more
New models use computer vision and AI to identify COVID-19 in X-rays  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Students at Cranfield University have designed computer models that can identify COVID-19 in X-rays. more
Initial Upper Paleolithic technology reached North China by around 41,000 years ago  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A wave of new technology in the Late Paleolithic had reached North China by around 41,000 years ago, according to a study published May... more
Avalanche photodiode breaks performance record for LiDAR receivers  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Electrical and computer engineers have developed an avalanche photodiode that achieved record performance and has the potential to transform next generation night-vision imaging and Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) receivers. For LiDAR,... more
Taking inventory of which drugs the world is using to treat COVID-19  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
New research catalogued every COVID treatment documented in medical literature so far and found physicians have reported on the use of more than 100... more
Efficient communication over complex dynamical networks: The role of matrix non-normality  Science Magazine · 4 days
In both natural and engineered systems, communication often occurs dynamically over networks ranging from highly structured grids to largely disordered graphs. To use, or comprehend the... more
Monocyte-derived multipotent cell delivered programmed therapeutics to reverse idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis  Science Magazine · 4 days
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a highly heterogeneous and fatal disease. However, IPF treatment has been limited by the low drug delivery efficiency to lungs and... more
[Editorial] Ethical and societal implications of cellular health-monitoring devices  Science Magazine · 4 days
As cell engineering is used to develop new types of implanted health-monitoring devices, this may raise ethical issues for individuals and society. more
Avalanche photodiode breaks performance record for LiDAR receivers  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Electrical and computer engineers at the University of Virginia and University of Texas-Austin have developed an avalanche photodiode that achieved record performance and has the potential to transform next generation night-vision imaging... more
Researchers take a cue from nature to create bulletproof coatings  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Shrimp, lobsters and mushrooms may not seem like great tools for the battlefield, but three engineers from the University of Houston are using chitin—a derivative of glucose found... more
Researchers are taking inventory of drugs used to treat COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
With doctors and researchers around the world searching for effective treatments for COVID-19, many drugs approved to treat other diseases are being used in hopes that they'll be... more
Clean without scrubbing and using chemicals  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Scientists have developed a self-cleaning metallic surface. Engineers structured an aluminum plate with a laser process in such a way that water droplets no longer adhere and dirt particles can be removed from the surface -... more
Researchers are taking inventory of drugs used to treat the COVID-19 pandemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
With doctors and researchers around the world searching for effective treatments for COVID-19, many drugs approved to treat other diseases are being used in... more
Prolonged period of lockdown may change people’s housing desires  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Writing for The Conversation,Dr Tara Hipwood, lecturer in architecture at Northumbria University, suggests that changes in commuting or work habits will prompt a fundamental shift in what people perceive as... more
Washington state aims to regulate water temperature at federal dams, wading into controversy  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The Columbia is the great river of the West, winding from the north to meet its largest tributary, the Snake in Eastern... more
Virgin Orbit analyzing data to find cause of rocket failure  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Virgin Orbit engineers were analyzing data Tuesday to find out what caused the maiden flight of its air-launched satellite booster to fail. more
UVA researchers discover essential key to hearing sensitivity in the inner ear  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
New research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine is shedding light on the biological architecture that lets us hear – and on... more
Unique insight into development of the human brain: Model of the early embryonic brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Stem cell researchers have designed a model of an early embryonic brain. The model will increase our understanding of how... more
A new law in laser physics could make eye surgery simpler  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Revisiting simple soliton lasers and their relationship to light dispersion has allowed scientists to ramp up their power. They hope these quartic-soliton lasers could have uses... more
Pharmacist, used car salesman charged with COVID-19 fraud  ABC NEWS · 5 days
A pharmacist and a used car salesman have been arrested on charges that they designed frauds to capitalize on the search for protective equipment during the pandemic more
The negative-capacitance transistor - Building an ideal MOSFET  nanowerk · 5 days
Electrical and computer engineering researchers demystify the role of negative capacitance in modern MOSFETs. more
Rejuvenated fibroblasts can recover the ability to contract  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A recent study has shown that rejuvenated fibroblasts can recover their ability to self-contract. This encouraging discovery holds great potential for applications in regenerative medicine and stem cell engineering. more
Two-dimensional MXene as a novel electrode material for next-generation display  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Researchers in the US and Korea reported the first efficient flexible light-emitting diodes with a two-dimensional titanium carbide MXene as a flexible and transparent electrode. These MXene-based light-emitting... more
Efficient generation of relativistic near-single-cycle mid-infrared pulses in plasmas  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The invention of the chirped pulse amplification technique by Strickland and Mourou in 1985 has boosted the peak power of ultrashort laser pulses to an unprecedented level, which have found... more
Finding unique drug structures with artificial intelligence and chemistry  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
In the search for new medicines against diseases such as cancer, a Leiden team has developed a new workflow. This approach combines artificial intelligence (AI) with molecular modelling and is... more
Nanoneedles to increase the capacity and robustness of digital memories  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Researchers at the UAB, ICMAB and the ALBA Synchrotron, in collaboration with the UB and ICN2, have developed a new technique to locally modify the properties of a... more
Rejuvenated fibroblasts could be used in regenerative medicine, stem cell engineering  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Fibroblasts are the most common connective tissue cells. They produce the structural framework for animal tissues, synthesize the extracellular matrix and collagen, and play a critical... more
New molecules for innovative high-tech materials  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Thanks to their special properties, rare earths are used in many high-tech products. Scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) are now working on new applications of these elements. The team produces so-called sandwich compounds based... more
Ethicists: We need more flexible tools for evaluating gene-edited food  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Is there now a way to genetically engineer crops to create food that people can confidently consider natural? more
New infrared telescope to spot cosmic hidden treasures  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A new infrared telescope, to be designed and built by astronomers at the Australian National University (ANU), will monitor the entire southern sky in search of new cosmic events as they take... more
Coronavirus: an architect on how the pandemic could change our homes forever  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our homes have been serving as makeshift workplaces, schools, gyms and pubs. And many of us are... more
Device simulates filtering and ion transport functions of human kidney  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Chemical engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas have developed a device that simulates the blood filtering and ion transport functions of the human kidney. The technology could... more
Interfacing synthetic biology with microelectronics  nanowerk · 6 days
New research demonstrates the integration of synthetic biology with electronic circuitry through engineered population dynamics that regulate the accumulation of charged metabolites. The resulting sensor devices can detect changes in bacterial population in response to the presence of... more
New solutions for automated PCR and qPCR – Analytik Jena presents Biometra TRobot II and qTOWER³ auto  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Leading PCR and qPCR technology now available for high-throughput applications: With the Biometra TRobot... more
Understanding ceramic materials' 'mortar' may reveal ways to improve them  nanowerk · 6 days
New research shows that in the important ceramic material silicon carbide, carbon atoms collect at those grain boundaries when the material is exposed to radiation. The finding could... more
Unique insight into development of the human brain: Model of the early embryonic brain  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Stem cell researchers from the University of Copenhagen have designed a model of an early embryonic brain. The model will... more
New soliton laser pulses deliver high energy in a trillionth of a second  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Scientists have developed a new type of laser that can deliver high amounts of energy in very short bursts of time, with... more
The 12 questions earth scientists should ask in the next 10 years  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The National Science Foundation should invest in new initiatives, partnerships and infrastructure to answer 12 priority research questions relevant to society in the next... more
Two payloads qualified for U.S. Space Force early warning satellites  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
Raytheon and a Northrop Grumman/Ball Aerospace team designed competing sensor payloads for the Next-Gen OPIR geosynchronous... more
Calling for ideas for next Earth Explorer  ESA · 6 days
As part of ESA’s continuing commitment to realise cutting-edge satellite missions to advance the scientific understanding of our planet and to show... more
New molecules for innovative high-tech materials  nanowerk · 6 days
Sandwich compounds based on rare earths might serve as novel molecular materials for more efficient storage media or displays in future. more
The Latest: UN warns cybercrime on rise during pandemic  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The U_N_ disarmament chief says the COVID-19 pandemic is moving the world toward increased technological innovation and online collaboration, but “cybercrime is also on the rise, with a 600% increase... more
Study brings surgeons one step closer to helping babies with Hirschsprung's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Babies with Hirschsprung's disease are born with an incomplete or absent gut nervous system. Children's Hospital Los Angeles investigator Tracy Grikscheit, MD, runs a... more
The Latest: Chicago's rate of positive tests remains concern  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Officials say Chicago cannot begin to loosen restrictions designed to limit the spread of the coronavirus before early June more
A stitch in time: How a quantum physicist invented new code from old tricks  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Building large-scale quantum computers will require suppression of errors. Scientists have used a neat trick to apply powerful 3D error-suppression... more
Coronavirus tests the value of artificial intelligence in medicine  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Dr. Albert Hsiao and his colleagues at the University of California-San Diego health system had been working for 18 months on an artificial intelligence program designed to help doctors identify... more
A stitch in time: How a quantum physicist invented new code from old tricks  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A scientist at the University of Sydney has achieved what one quantum industry insider has described as "something that many... more
Interfacing gene circuits with microelectronics through engineered population dynamics  Science Magazine · 1 week
While there has been impressive progress connecting bacterial behavior with electrodes, an attractive observation to facilitate advances in synthetic biology is that the growth of a bacterial colony can be... more
A fault-tolerant non-Clifford gate for the surface code in two dimensions  Science Magazine · 1 week
Fault-tolerant logic gates will consume a large proportion of the resources of a two-dimensional quantum computing architecture. Here we show how to perform a fault-tolerant non-Clifford... more
Avalanches and power law behavior in aortic dissection propagation  Science Magazine · 1 week
Aortic dissection is a devastating cardiovascular disease known for its rapid propagation and high morbidity and mortality. The mechanisms underlying the propagation of aortic dissection are not well understood. Our... more
Characterization of imine reductases in reductive amination for the exploration of structure-activity relationships  Science Magazine · 1 week
Imine reductases (IREDs) have shown great potential as catalysts for the asymmetric synthesis of industrially relevant chiral amines, but a limited understanding... more
Combinatorial screening of biochemical and physical signals for phenotypic regulation of stem cell-based cartilage tissue engineering  Science Magazine · 1 week
Despite great progress in biomaterial design strategies for replacing damaged articular cartilage, prevention of stem cell-derived... more
Significantly enhancing production of trans-4-hydroxy-L-proline by integrated system engineering in Escherichia coli  Science Magazine · 1 week
Trans-4-hydroxy-l-proline is produced by trans-proline-4-hydroxylase with l-proline through glucose fermentation. Here, we designed a thorough "from A to Z" strategy to significantly improve trans-4-hydroxy-l-proline... more
New technology can detect antivirus antibody in 20 minutes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers have succeeded in detecting anti-avian influenza virus antibody in blood serum within 20 minutes, using a portable analyzer they have developed to conduct rapid on-site bio tests. If a... more
Computer models add sizzle to cultivated meat alternatives  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Experts predict that producing meat in a lab using tissue engineering techniques—or lab-cultured meat—will one day be a much more sustainable, nutritionally equivalent and without the ethical concerns of typical meat production.... more
Food system sustainability requires lower energy use  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Modern sustainability practices often encourage resource and energy efficiencies across separate sectors, such as food production or biofuels, but this siloed approach could actually lead to ongoing environmental decay, according to a recent commentary... more
Researchers achieve broadest microcomb spectral span on record  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Xu Yi, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Virginia, collaborated with Yun-Feng Xiao's group from Peking University and researchers at Caltech to achieve the broadest recorded spectral... more
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