Tiny Robots Inspired by Sperm Want to Swim Around Your Body Delivering Drugs

By Brandon Specktor, Senior Writer                                           2 October 2018 Scientists in the United Kingdom have turned to the humble human sperm in their quest to design the ultimate swimming robot. Made of a tiny magnetic head and squiggly elastic tail, the flea-size drones look and swim … Continue reading Tiny Robots Inspired by Sperm Want to Swim Around Your Body Delivering Drugs

Magnetic nanoparticles seen as effective material for stopping internal bleeding

Many people suffer from injuries that often don’t show any visible signs of damage. Certain chronic diseases and traumas can lead to massive internal bleeding, which typically require surgical intervention in order to get fixed. Now a group of researchers has developed a method to effectively put an end to internal bleedingwhenever it occurs, and they did it through the use of magnetic nanoparticles. Magnetic nanoparticles … Continue reading Magnetic nanoparticles seen as effective material for stopping internal bleeding

To regulate fecal transplants, FDA has to first answer a serious question: What is poop?

When severe, chronic diarrhea strikes, sometimes the only cure is … more feces. It might seem bizarre, but a transplant of healthy human stool and its bacterial ecosystem can mean freedom from a painful, life-threatening illness. The transplants — called fecal microbiota transplants, or FMTs — are becoming more and more popular. So popular that the stool bank OpenBiome has supplied more than 30,000 stool … Continue reading To regulate fecal transplants, FDA has to first answer a serious question: What is poop?

Bacteria-Based Sensor Could Detect Oil and Gas Leaks

Scientists are developing a “living sensor” that eats hydrocarbons to monitor the country’s extensive network of petroleum pipelines. More than 212,000 miles of oil and gas pipelines traverse the United States, transporting about 16 billion barrels of crude oil, refined petroleum products and liquefied natural gas each year. Thousands more miles of pipeline branch across the ocean floor. Monitoring the extensive network for leaks is a monumental … Continue reading Bacteria-Based Sensor Could Detect Oil and Gas Leaks

Air pollution to blame for traffic accidents: study

| 10/04/2016 London: Air pollution may be responsible for hundreds of car accidents a year, as toxic air may impair driver fitness, a new UK study has found. Researchers from the London School of Economics divided the UK into a grid of 32 areas each covering about 7,700 square kilometres and mapped accidents to the level of air pollution between 2009 and 2014. They found … Continue reading Air pollution to blame for traffic accidents: study