Characterizing the Micro-Mechanical Properties of Soft Materials, Tissues and Cells
Ernst Breel of Optics11 discusses the current problems with characterizing the mechanical properties of soft materials, focusing on how the company's Piuma Nanoindenter can assist researchers.
Gene Variant Linked to Smoking Longer, Getting Lung Cancer Sooner
Smokers with a particular variation in a nicotine receptor gene were more likely to continue smoking for four years.
VTT Printed a Morphine Test on Paper
Company use antibodies as morphine sensing molecules when creating this morphine test.
Scientists Discover Protein That Boosts Immunity to Viruses and Cancer
Researchers now developing a gene therapy designed to boost the infection-fighting cells.
Kimchi-based Preservative Used in Cosmetics is Not So Natural
Scientists report that kimchi-based preservative marketed as “all-natural” contains synthetic ingredients.
Novel Nanoparticles Could Save Soldiers’ Lives After Explosions
Researchers paired clot-promoting nanoparticles with a corticosteroid that stops inflammation.
Paternal Sperm May Hold Clues to Autism
Tags on DNA from fathers’ sperm linked to children’s autism symptoms.
New Transitional Stem Cells Discovered
New stem cells are easier to manipulate, could help future research on reproductive problems.
NIH Study Finds Genetic Link for Rare Intestinal Cancer
Researchers recommend screening for people with family history.
Potential For Prediction Of Progression For Early Form Of Breast Cancer
Scientists in Manchester have identified a way to potentially predict which patients with an early form of breast cancer will experience disease progression.