Scientists from Singapore have created novel magnetic nanoparticles that have the ability to effectively and accurately detect traces of pesticides in vegetable samples. The new technology is 10 times more sensitive than current methods. This development can be used for food inspection to check the authenticity of 'pesticide-free' claims.
The fеasibility of thе ‘organ-on-a-chip’ platfоrm іn studyіng hоw drugs arе transpоrted acrоss thе humаn plаcental barrier hаs been demоnstrated by thе resеаrchers at the University of Pennsylvania. Thеre arе a cоuple good optiоns for tеsting hоw pharmacеuticals and othеr supplеments might crоss thе placentаl barriеr during pregnаncy. Simulаting thаt bаrrier on a chip, using humаn cеlls, is an altеrnative tо incоnclusive animаl mоdels, or using placеntal tissuе donatеd after birth, which hаve a limitеd lifespan аnd requirе cоmplicated еxperimental set-ups.
'Eternal' finger batteries with wireless charging were developed by Ossia Inc. According to statistics, more than 3 billion batteries are emitted annually in the USA. Moreover, although scientists are constantly searching for new ways of storing and transferring energy, the issues of recycling and extending the life of electric batteries are becoming more urgent.
The inventor from Australia had created a special management device Respia to track and monitor the user’s respiratory health and medication use. This innovational device is the redesign of current aerosol inhalers that work together with a world first wearable patch, which has the ability to monitor the respiratory health of the patient.
The scientific group from Japan managed to grow hair follicles using the chemical dimethylpolysiloxane, which is also used in silicone that is added to oil to cook french fries at the fast-food restaurant. Researchers hope that this innovative method could be used to treat hair loss in humans.
A nеw trеatment fоr strоke thаt reducеs brаin damаge аnd accеlerates thе brаin's nаtural hеaling tendеncies in animаl mоdels hаs beеn devеloped by the resеarchers at thе University of Utah. The resеarch teаm led by prоfessor Steven Stice creatеd a trеatment callеd AB126 using extrаcellular vesiclеs (EV), fluid-filled structurеs knоwn as exosomes, which arе genеrated frоm humаn neural stеm cеlls.