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Voltron Technology Lights Up Brain Activity in Real Time

While scientists have a variety of tools on hand to monitor and manipulate living brains, they still lack the ability to observe how large numbers of individual neurons operate in real time. Now, researchers at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute have developed a remarkable technology, published in the journal Science, that illuminates neurons just (Read more...)

Smart Bandage Pulls Skin Together to Speed Healing

Wounds on the skin are usually treated with bandages that protect the area and keep it moist, but which don’t actively help to promote healing. Researchers at Harvard and McGill universities have now created a mechanotherapy bandage that actually works to close the wound, keeps it protected from microbes, and speeds up healing much faster [&h (Read more...)

CompCyst Tool Developed to Identify Precancerous Cysts

Researchers from Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have developed a new computational and biomolecular tool, dubbed CompCyst, that can identify precancerous pancreatic cysts. The technology provides a new method for reliably identifying cancer-causing cysts from those that are not cancer-causing. The teams work demonstrates that in over half of pa (Read more...)

Nano-emulsions for Drug Delivery Through Skin

Researchers from MIT have developed a new chemical nanoemulsion that can help deliver drugs through the skin. Their work demonstrates that, only by using a handful of FDA-approved materials, they can create nano-sized emulsions which turn to gels when they come in contact with the body. These nano-emulsions may have interesting properties for drug (Read more...)