Stimuli-responsive dynamic hydrogels

A team have developed the first stimuli-responsive protein hydrogel whose mechanical properties can be dynamically tuned in response to external stimuli.

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Polycarbonate coatings to prevent catheter infection

An international group develops a new three-component surface coating to reduce the number of infections caused by catheters.

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Gold nanorods shown to inhibit migratory of metastatic cancer

Research shows that gold nanorods effectively inhibit the migratory and invasive properties of various metastatic cancer cell lines in vitro and in vivo.

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Monitoring retina inflammation with Raman spectroscopy

Raman spectroscopy of the retina coupled with multivariate analysis might become a promising tool to study retina diseases in vivo.

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SERS probes from silver microneedles get under the skin

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Scientists from NTU have suggested the use of metal-coated microneedles to improve below-skin Raman spectroscopy.

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Treating prostate cancer with low-temperature plasma

Using new plasma method may reduce the unwanted side-effects of prostate cancer treatment.

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DIY Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy sensor

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A team have combined “lab-on-paper” technology with SERS to provide a label-free, ultrasensitive and powerful tool for the detection of specific molecules.

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Thermosensitive magnetomicelles – a closer look at antitumor pro-drug delivery

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Cisplatin pro-drug delivery via thermosensitive magnetomicelles is visualized at the interface between nanomaterials and living systems with sub-100 nm resolution

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Imaging unbalanced tendons with SHG

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Researchers have imaged the structural organization of tendon with second harmonic generation microscopy.

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Flexible probes for spinal cord integration

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An MIT research group has developed highly flexible fiber probes for observation and stimulation of spinal cord activity.

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