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A band-aid with sensor function

To ensure that wounds remain tightly sealed in the abdomen after surgery, researchers have developed a patch with a sensor function. The polymer patch warns before the occurence of dangerous leaks on sutures in the gastrointestinal tract take hold, while closes the areas on its own.

Jun 15th, 2023

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3D bio-printing inside hydrogels

Scientists have shown for the first time how 3D printing can be achieved inside 'mini-organs' growing in hydrogels -- controlling their shape, activity, and even forcing tissue to grow into 'moulds'.

Jun 9th, 2023

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Magnetic microrobots with folate targeting for drug delivery

Researchers introduced folic acid (FA) into a microrobot to promote specific cancer cell targeting ability and drug ingestion by cells. The selective overexpression of the FA on the surface of cancer cells provides FA the ability to promote the uptake of drugs by cancer cells through receptor-ligand-mediated endocytosis.

Jun 6th, 2023

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A novel high-throughput method for screening protein-secreting microbial strains

Researchers have developed a unique method to screen large-scale libraries for industrially useful bacterial strains. The simple approach combines biosensors and microfluidics to quickly identify mutant strains that secrete large amounts of industrially useful proteins, opening the doors to more applications, like reasonably priced biopharmaceuticals.

May 30th, 2023

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AI predicts the function of enzymes

An international team of bioinformaticians have developed an AI method that predicts with a high degree of accuracy whether an enzyme can work with a specific substrate.

May 22nd, 2023

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