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Next Generation: Biofilm-Busting Catheter

By | March 28, 2014

New urinary catheter design facilitates the elimination of bacterial biofilms that can cause blockages and increase the risk of urinary tract infections.

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image: Next Generation: Nanoparticles Augment Plant Functions

Next Generation: Nanoparticles Augment Plant Functions

By | March 16, 2014

The incorporation of synthetic nanoparticles into plants can enhance photosynthesis and transform leaves into biochemical sensors.

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image: Next Generation: Seeing Brain Tumors

Next Generation: Seeing Brain Tumors

By | February 27, 2014

A new camera system supports the visualization of gliomas stained with Tumor Paint, a chlorotoxin-based imaging agent that’s currently in clinical trials.

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image: Next Generation: Sensor-Laden Sheath to Monitor the Heart

Next Generation: Sensor-Laden Sheath to Monitor the Heart

By | February 25, 2014

A flexible, sensor-loaded membrane that fits snugly around the heart provides high-resolution monitoring of multiple cardiac health markers.

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image: Next Generation: Photoswitch Chemical Restores Sight

Next Generation: Photoswitch Chemical Restores Sight

By | February 19, 2014

In blind mice, a light-stimulated small molecule temporarily confers photosensitivity to retinal ganglion cells despite rod and cone damage.

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image: Next Generation: Capturing the Body’s Energy

Next Generation: Capturing the Body’s Energy

By | January 20, 2014

Researchers build a device that harvests and stores energy from the mechanical movements of a beating heart.

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image: Next Generation: Cancer Cell Protein Profiling

Next Generation: Cancer Cell Protein Profiling

By | January 15, 2014

Antibody barcoding allows scientists and clinicians to analyze protein expression in small amounts of cancer tissue.

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image: Next Generation: Strong Surgical Glue on Demand

Next Generation: Strong Surgical Glue on Demand

By | January 8, 2014

Researchers create a nature-inspired nontoxic polymer that, when activated by light, becomes tacky and can seal ruptured, torn blood vessels and patch up holes in a pig heart.

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image: Next Generation: Bactericidal Surface

Next Generation: Bactericidal Surface

By | November 26, 2013

A synthetic material covered in nano-spikes resembling those found on insect wings is an effective killer of diverse microbes.

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image: Next Generation: Cancer Drug in Disguise

Next Generation: Cancer Drug in Disguise

By | November 5, 2013

Researchers develop a strategy for rendering a toxic drug harmless—until it encounters a pair of enzymes that signals cancer cells are nearby.

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