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Working with the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Big Blue has come up with a "hydrogel" that can beat back the bacteria that cause many deadly infections.
Researchers turn to physics, not just chemistry, to help break down bacterial cell membranes and fight infections.
The free iOS app Epocrates Bugs + Drugs uses aggregated electronic health record data and geotagging to help users see superbug prevalence as well as sensitivity to drugs.
A new method of recording brain activity affords scientists unprecedented monitoring -- and yes, it involves temporarily removing a portion of a patient's skull to insert packets of electrodes.
Scientists at the University of Washington say their approach would be more precise and less painful than the traditional skin test that uses a hypodermic needle.
Soft robotics, typically inspired by octopuses, starfish, and squid, could get a boon from plants thanks to a new hydrogel out of Berkeley.
A simple device could help researchers better observe how well different compounds fight the increasingly drug-resistant malaria parasite.
This summer, the Gates Foundation will present hygienic innovations developed through its Reinventing the Toilet Challenge.
The GO Fight Against Malaria campaign, set up by Scripps Research and IBM, uses spare computing power from millions of PCs around the world to perform simulations.
Chemists at UC Davis are reporting on a new self-cleaning cotton fabric that breaks down toxic chemicals and bacteria when exposed to light.