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Double Agents: Engineered Bacteria Tackle Pathogenic Biofilms in Mice
Mycoplasma pneumoniae with pathogenic genes replaced by biofilm-degrading ones enhance survival in a mouse model of ventilator-associated pneumonia.
Double Agents: Engineered Bacteria Tackle Pathogenic Biofilms in Mice
Double Agents: Engineered Bacteria Tackle Pathogenic Biofilms in Mice

Mycoplasma pneumoniae with pathogenic genes replaced by biofilm-degrading ones enhance survival in a mouse model of ventilator-associated pneumonia.

Mycoplasma pneumoniae with pathogenic genes replaced by biofilm-degrading ones enhance survival in a mouse model of ventilator-associated pneumonia.

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Novel Yeast-Assembly Technique Yields Living Materials
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Nov 23, 2022 | 3 min read
Researchers say structures made of the cells could potentially be used to clean up uranium from oceans, heal wounds, and more.
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Tetraplegic Patients Take Mind-Controlled Wheelchair for a Spin
Christie Wilcox, PhD | Nov 18, 2022 | 2 min read
The mobility device interprets its paralyzed user’s thoughts to steer through cluttered spaces, a study reports.
Colombian Engineers’ Ventilators to Be Tested in COVID Patients
Katarina Zimmer | Jul 7, 2020 | 5 min read
In just a few months, researchers have constructed low-cost ventilators that can keep sedated pigs alive. Getting them to work safely and reliably in people is the next challenge.
Patients Try Most Intuitive Hand Prosthetics Yet in Pilot Trial
Abby Olena, PhD | Mar 5, 2020 | 5 min read
Researchers and clinicians make small muscle grafts into the arms of amputees to amplify the signals from their peripheral nerves, which then direct the movement of a robotic hand.
Scholars Debate Causes of Women’s Underrepresentation in STEM
Amy Schleunes | Feb 17, 2020 | 2 min read
Two new commentaries on a contested 2018 study about gender disparities in STEM fields clash over whether sex differences or social inequalities are to blame for the lack of women scientists and engineers.
Image of the Day: Tunabot
Emily Makowski | Sep 25, 2019 | 1 min read
This fish-inspired robot swims at greater speeds than previous ones.
Image of the Day: Flying Fish Robot
Emily Makowski | Sep 18, 2019 | 2 min read
The developers envision their device could be used to collect water samples in hazardous environments.
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Image of the Day: Jelly Bot
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 3, 2019 | 1 min read
See a tiny, jellyfish-like robot swim, burrow, and carry beads.
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Image of the Day: Bee Bot
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 1, 2019 | 1 min read
Developers made an insect-like robot with two pairs of wings.
Self-Navigating Catheter Designed for Heart Surgery Tested in Pigs
Ruth Williams | Apr 24, 2019 | 3 min read
The robotic catheter can guide its own movements within the heart of a live mammal to the site of a leaky valve replacement.
Image of the Day: Deep Sea Fangs
The Scientist Staff and The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2017 | 1 min read
Scientists are taking a close look at fish skeletons for inspiration to solve engineering problems. 
Image of the Day: Snowflake
The Scientist Staff and The Scientist Staff | Nov 30, 2017 | 1 min read
Scientists take a close look at metal alloys that form snowflake-like structures called crystalline dendrites.
Lab Legos
Kerry Grens | Jul 20, 2016 | 2 min read
3-D printed components allow researchers to construct custom-made instruments.
Smarter Prostheses
Kerry Grens | Oct 10, 2014 | 2 min read
Artificial limbs and their wearers achieve more sensitive communication thanks to engineering advances.
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