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MIT scientists are using lobsters to develop a new form of flexible body armor

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard believe the soft membrane covering a lobster's abdomen could guide the development of a new type of flexible body armor for ...

Tue 19 Feb 19 from The Washington Post

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Lobster-tail membrane could inspire better flexible body armor

When you think of lobsters and armor, the obvious connection would be their hard shells. An international team of scientists, however, is more interested in the flexible translucent membrane ...

22 hours ago from Gizmag

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4 Experts Respond to Trump's Executive Order on AI

The new "American AI Initiative" is heavy on bombast, light on specifics

Tue 12 Feb 19 from IEEE Spectrum

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Engineers can detect ultra rare proteins in blood using a cellphone camera

One of the frontiers of medical diagnostics is the race for more sensitive blood tests. The ability to detect extremely rare proteins could make a life-saving difference for many conditions, ...

Tue 19 Feb 19 from

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Gold nano-stars for intracellular delivery

Researchers from the Russian Academy of Sciences developed a new method for star-shaped nanoparticles synthesis based on laser irradiation. A wide range of customizable conditions provides an ...

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Nanopores make portable mass spectrometer for peptides a reality

University of Groningen scientists have developed nanopores to directly measure the mass of peptides. Although the resolution needs improvement, this proof of principle shows that a cheap and ...

Wed 20 Feb 19 from

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New machine learning technique rapidly analyzes nanomedicines for cancer immunotherapy

Spherical nucleic acids are a class of personalized medicines for treating cancer and other diseasesSNAs are challenging to optimize because their structures can vary in many waysNorthwestern ...

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Researchers develop new therapeutic approach to treating osteoarthritis

Researchers from Texas A&M University, led by Dr. Akhilesh K. Gaharwar, have developed a new way to deliver treatment for cartilage regeneration.

Tue 19 Feb 19 from Medical Xpress

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New chemo drug keeps platinum nanoparticles on target for liver cancer

Chemotherapy drugs are effective at killing cancer cells – but unfortunately, they're also pretty good at killing healthy cells. Making these drugs more selective for tumors is a key ...

Fri 15 Feb 19 from Gizmag

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Scientists develop probes designed to reveal the physical forces inside living cells; a world first

The detection of physical forces is one of the most complex challenges facing science. Although Newton solved the problem of gravity long ago, imaging the physical forces that act within living ...

Tue 12 Feb 19 from

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