Polymer Nanoparticles for Targeted Cancer Therapy

A novel method for preparing biodegradable polyurethane nanoparticles that will actively recognize cancer cells.

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Conductive Polymeric Biomaterials

Different mechanisms for imparting conductivity to non-conductive polymeric biomaterials are discussed in a review by Patton et. al.

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Graphene Reinforced Carbon Nanotube Networks for Strain Sensing Application

A wearable strain sensor is developed that could sensitively respond to cyclic small strain.

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Lighting up enzymatic drug release by FRET

A new generation of enzyme-responsive HPMA copolymer-drug conjugates employing a enzyme-sensitive oligopeptide linker was developed. Fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) was applied to investigate the enzyme-responsive performance in both cells and animals.

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Soft Robotics for Physical Therapies

Researchers in Singapore have developed a strain-sensing actuator for rehabilitation and diagnostic devices for patient mobility and dexterity.

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Transmission of Waterborne Viruses in South Sudan Refugee Camps

Outbreaks of hepatitis E virus (HEV) are usually associated with contaminated drinking water. To identify virus transmission routes, researchers from Spain analyzed water matrices and food during a recent HEV outbreak (2012–2014) in a refugee camp in South Sudan. The viral indicator human adenovirus (HAdV) was detected in household samples but not in samples from […]

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Edible Electronics: An All-Food Supercapacitor for Medical Applications

A fully edible supercapacitor has been developed from food-grade materials by researchers in the USA.

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How Polymers Can Heal Wounds

For the first time n-BG particles are used to investigate their haemostatic efficacy in wound healing applications.

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Watching apoptosis in 3D

A promising approach for watching cell signaling processes in their physiological context.

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