Where do clots begin? McMaster researchers create device to replicate

HAMILTON, ON, August 11, 2022 – Tohid Didar and Jeff Weitz had a solution, but they also had a problem. HAMILTON, ON, August 11, 2022 – Tohid Didar and Jeff Weitz had a solution, but they also had a problem. Didar, an Associate Professor of Engineering at McMaster University and Weitz, a hematologist, professor of … Read more

Researchers create biosensor by turning spider silk into optical fiber

WASHINGTON — Researchers have harnessed the light-guiding properties of spider silk to develop a sensor that can detect and measure small changes in the refractive index of a biological solution, including glucose and other types of sugar solutions. The new light-based sensor might one day be useful for measuring blood sugar and other biochemical analytes. … Read more

MIT Researchers Create Artificial Synapses 10,000x Faster Than Biological Ones

Researchers have been trying to build artificial synapses for years in the hope of getting close to the unrivaled computational performance of the human brain. A new approach has now managed to design ones that are 1,000 times smaller and 10,000 times faster than their biological counterparts. Despite the runaway success of deep learning over … Read more

WFIRM researchers create specific cancer organoid system to study bacterial

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – July 29, 2022 – Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) researchers are using a tumor organoid system to examine the effects of metabolites secreted by bacteria on a specialized immunotherapy – immune checkpoint blockage, a promising cancer treatment development – to determine why some patients don’t respond or develop a resistance … Read more

Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists create nanobody that can punch through

Proteins called antibodies help the immune system find and attack foreign pathogens. Mini versions of antibodies, called nanobodies — natural compounds in the blood of animals such as llamas and sharks — are being studied to treat autoimmune diseases and cancer. Now, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have helped develop a nanobody capable of getting through … Read more

Researchers use tree rings, GIS to create bluff erosion model

That big tree in your back yard—the one that purifies the air, provides a respite from the sun, and is home to a family of robins—has also been providing a detailed climate record for decades. If you’ve ever seen a tree stump, you’ve noticed that the core has a series of concentric rings. These rings … Read more

Could Earth Scientists Create Their Own Equivalent to the James Webb Space Telescope?

The primordial fires just after the Big Bang. The atmospheres of distant planets around another star. The towering pillars of interstellar dust glowing brightly in the vastness of space. That is what the new images from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) have offered us. These new glimpses deep into space (and time) were important … Read more

CSU researchers create tool to evaluate water use for responsibly sourced gas operations – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Colorado State University engineers have partnered with third-party assessor Project Canary to develop a method for measuring freshwater usage by natural gas operations to help evaluate operators on sustainability. A handful of third-party assessors monitor oil and gas operations for methane, but CSU and Project Canary have developed the first freshwater analysis for responsibly sourced … Read more

NTU Singapore and poultry firm Leong Hup Singapore collaborate to create Singapore’s first ‘zero waste’ poultry processing facility

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and poultry producer Leong Hup Singapore Pte Ltd have jointly developed processes to repurpose waste materials from poultry farming. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and poultry producer Leong Hup Singapore Pte Ltd have jointly developed processes to repurpose waste materials from poultry farming. One of the key innovations … Read more

scientists create incredibly detailed catalog of the origins of Earth’s minerals

Sphalerite crystal partially encased in calcite. Image via Wiki Commons. Nature has many different ways to create minerals. It crushes them, boils them, mixes them together, and degrades them. There are thousands of naturally occurring minerals on Earth and yet, according to a new study, all of them are created with 57 recipes. Furthermore, four … Read more