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Next Generation: Personalized Probiotic Skin Care
Joshua A. Krisch | Feb 26, 2017
skin infections using lotions made with bacteria from atopic dermatitis patients’ own microbiomes.
Next Generation: Ingestible Device Powered by Stomach Acid
Abby Olena | Feb 9, 2017
An ingestible, electronic capsule can harvest energy from stomach acid for up to a week in a pig model system.
Next Generation: Mobile Microscope Detects DNA Sequences
Abby Olena | Jan 17, 2017
A cell phone–based microscope can identify mutations in tumor tissue and image products of DNA sequencing reactions.
Next Generation: Biocompatible Microdevices
Abby Olena | Jan 6, 2017
A new fabrication strategy enables scientists to manufacture fully biocompatible, implantable medical devices.
Next Generation: Toward Synthetic Neural Tissue
Catherine Offord | Apr 1, 2016
Scientists produce a tissue-like material containing hundreds of light-activated compartments that transmits an electrical signal when illuminated.
Next Generation: Designer Cells Treat Psoriasis
Karen Zusi | Dec 16, 2015
Engineered cells detect early biomarkers of a psoriasis flare-up in mice and release compounds to soothe or prevent the skin reaction.
Next Generation: Nano Sunblock
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 28, 2015
A new nanoparticle-based sunblock is effective, long-lasting, and may eliminate absorption of potentially harmful chemicals into the skin and bloodstream, a mouse study shows.
Next Generation: Smart Insulin Patch
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 22, 2015
A microneedle patch automatically releases insulin in response to high glucose levels.
Next Generation: Precision Blood Rinsing
Molly Sharlach | Nov 25, 2014
A microfluidic device can safely remove glycerol from thawed red blood cells in minutes, potentially making frozen blood more feasible for routine transfusions.
Next Generation: Freeze-Dried Gene Networks
Jef Akst | Oct 23, 2014
Researchers devise a way to preserve bits of paper containing synthetic gene networks, which can be easily stored and widely distributed. Rehydrated, transcription and translation “come to life.”