Researchers turn to nanotechnology to boost the detection of pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2.
Medical swimming cellbots
Swimming cellbots capable of autonomous motion and drug encapsulation can deliver their payload at desired sites.
Wireless, wearable sensor created for deep-tissue monitoring
A team led by Wubin Bai developed a novel wearable sensor patch that provides a safe, real-time, less invasive and low-cost way to track a patient’s recovery.
Nanobots used for better root canal treatment
Disinfecting nanobots could be the key to preventing the failure of root canal fillings post-treatment.
Parkinson’s disease treatment based on artificial enzymes
Researchers in Shanghai report a potential therapeutic based on Prussian blue to tackle Parkinson’s disease.
Gecko feet-inspired dry adhesive could stick around
Inspired by microscopic hairs on gecko feet, scientists in South Korea have developed a shape-memory polymer that acts as a dry adhesive.
Holey tubular zeolites!
Nanotubes made from sheets of zeolite promise to expand this material’s already extensive range of application.
Microcrystal robots that swim in water
Synthesized microrobots capable of converting their mechanical motion into a means of self-propulsion.
Taking the sting out of dental procedures with microneedles
A charged microneedle patch for pain-free delivery of anesthetics could replace anxiety-inducing needles in dental work.
Using microrobots to eradicate bacteria
A team of scientists have created a cost-effective way to destroy bacterial biofilms, paving the way for advancements in everything from healthcare to utilities.