A team of Canadian researchers developed and clinically tested a navigation‐guided fiberoptic Raman probe that allows surgeons to interrogate brain tissue in situ at the tip of the biopsy needle prior to tissue removal.
A wood-derived absorbent that provides an efficient and scalable approach to the rapid clean-up of high viscosity crude oil.
Chinese researchers combined a glow‐like helium atmospheric pressure plasma jet with clinical antitumor drug‐Tegafur‐ to treat pancreatic tumor cells in vitro.
Ring-shaped arrays of DNA by using a simple self-assembly process driven by a balance of different forces, by scientists in the USA and S. Korea.
Light-triggered myosin allows real-time study of cells
Merging the ultra-strong nature of carbon nanotubes and mussel-inspired linker molecules renders high-strength fibres via a simple spinning process.
A new approach to the development of functional and biocompatible coatings for titanium metal implants aims to reduce their failure rates by altering the nano-morphology of the surface.
Professor Geoffrey Ozin from the University of Toronto discusses the endless possibilities of biomimicry and biotemplating.
A new 3D artificial extracellular matrix provides a combination of chemical, electrical, and mechanical cues to influence stem cell differentiation.
Progress towards multifunctional biomedical applications for silica-based nanoparticles is described by Prof. Taeghwan Hyeon
The human brain is one of the most complicated machines that Nature has ever invented. Can we ever hope to artificially replicate its incredible complexity?
Since the early days of materials research, progress in materials science and engineering has strongly benefited from achieving better insight into complex biological systems.