Non-invasive Transdermal Patch Could Measure Glucose Levels

A non-invasive, adhesive patch has been developed, which promises the measurement of glucose levels through the skin without a finger-prick blood test, potentially removing the need for millions of diabetics to frequently carry out the painful and unpopular tests. Having established proof of the concept behind the device in a…Continue readingNon-invasive Transdermal Patch Could Measure Glucose Levels

Sugar-coated Nanosheets Selectively Target Pathogens

A process for creating ultrathin, self-assembling sheets of synthetic materials has been developed by researchers The 2-D sheets can function like designer flypaper in selectively binding with viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens. The new platform, developed by a team led by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley…Continue readingSugar-coated Nanosheets Selectively Target Pathogens

Optimising Cystic Fibrosis Treatment Using Nanotechnology

Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening genetic disease which affects lung function through the build-up of a difficult to clear mucus. This occurs due to a gene mutation, and the mucus which builds up is an ideal environment for bacterial infections, which cause inflammation and structural damage to the lungs. Delivery…Continue readingOptimising Cystic Fibrosis Treatment Using Nanotechnology

New Rapid Zika Virus Blood Test Uses Nanotechnology

A test which rapidly detects the presence of Zika virus in blood has been developed by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis. Current Zika testing means a blood sample needs to be refrigerated and shipped to a medical center or laboratory, delaying diagnosis and possible treatment. The new technology…Continue readingNew Rapid Zika Virus Blood Test Uses Nanotechnology

Carbon Nanofiber Composite Microelectrodes As Neural Interfaces

A new way to reduce the size and increase the conductivity of deep brain implants has been discovered by Virginia Tech researcher Xiaoting Jia and her team. The finding could potentially unlock new treatment methods for neurological illnesses like Parkinson’s disease. Jia is developing a miniature neural device that would…Continue readingCarbon Nanofiber Composite Microelectrodes As Neural Interfaces

Ultraflexible Nanoelectronic Probes Form Scar-free Brain Integration

Ultra-flexible, nanoelectronic thread (NET) brain probes that can achieve more reliable long-term neural recording than existing probes and don’t prompt scar formation when implanted have been developed by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin. The probes have mechanical compliances approaching that of the brain tissue and are more…Continue readingUltraflexible Nanoelectronic Probes Form Scar-free Brain Integration

High Def 3D Nanoscale Ultrasound Imaging Of Live Cells

A breakthrough technique that uses sound instead of than light to see inside live cells, has been developed by researchers at The University of Nottingham. The method has the potential for applications in stem cell transplants and cancer diagnosis. The new nanoscale ultrasound technique uses shorter-than-optical wavelengths of sound and…Continue readingHigh Def 3D Nanoscale Ultrasound Imaging Of Live Cells