medical applications

Indorama to invest Rs.1,000 crore in Himachal project


April 3rd, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 3 (IANS) Indorama Industries, which claims to be the largest producer of polyester in the world, Tuesday said that it is investing Rs.1,000 crore at its new plant ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Iran ready to export n-services


January 8th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 8 (IANS) The head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation has said the country is ready to export services related to nuclear energy to other countries, Press TV reported.Fereidoon ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Insect inspires ultra-strong alternative to plastic


December 19th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) Insect cuticle has inspired scientists to develop a new material that duplicates its exceptional strength, toughness and versatility. Low-cost, biodegradable, and biocompatible, the new material called ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Injectable gel could ease crippling joint pains


April 14th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 14 (IANS) An injectable gel could ease the crippling joint pains that a large number of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis patients suffer from."We think this platform could be ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Injectable gel offers hope for arthritis sufferers


April 14th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have developed a potentially new way to treat arthritis.They have made an injectable gel that could spell the future for treating ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nanoscale whiskers could grow human tissue


March 13th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 13 (IANS) Minute nanoscale whiskers taken from sea creatures hold the key to creating human muscle tissue, say researchers.University of Manchester academics Stephen Eichhorn and Julie Gough, working ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Nanoscale whiskers from sea squirts could grow human muscle tissue


March 12th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): University of Manchester researchers have discovered that minute whiskers of nanoscale dimensions taken from sea creatures could hold the key to creating working human muscle tissue.They have found ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soon, computers that fit on a pen tip, compact radios that need no tuning!


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Inventions are increasingly working towards making devices more compact, such as a prototype implantable eye pressure monitor for glaucoma patients or a compact radio that needs no tuning.These ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Iran to unveil new nuclear achievements


January 15th, 2011 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 14 (IANS) Iran will display two new nuclear products with medical applications at the Arak heavy water reactor Saturday, an official said. According to Mehr news agency, the ceremony will ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Jellyfish inspire flexible pumps


November 28th, 2010 - 11:29 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 28 (ANI): A student at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena thinks that jellyfish's unique propulsion system might be the perfect model for tiny pumps that can be implanted ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Plant stem cells pave way for low-cost cancer drug


October 26th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 26 (ANI): A new study has suggested that a well-known cancer drug could be produced cheaply and sustainably using stem cells derived from trees.University of Edinburgh researchers have isolated and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Robots to get touchy-feely with sensitive artificial skin


September 14th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 14 (ANI): Robots are soon going to get so sensitive to touch that they would even be able to feel the tickle of fly feet-thanks to Stanford scientists who have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, a method to predict nanoparticle interaction with human body


August 16th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 16 (ANI): Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a method to predict how nanoparticles interact with human body.Their work could have implications for improved human and environmental safety ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Tiny micro-needles hold great promise for fighting chronic diseases


June 26th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): Tiny needles- much smaller than conventional hypodermic needles- hold great promise for use in portable medical devices for patients with chronic conditions, such as Parkinson's disease or diabetes.These ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Physicists take quantum leap in development of phonon lasers


February 23rd, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Physicists have taken major step forward in the development of practical phonon lasers that emit sound in much the same way that optical lasers emit light, a development ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists succeed in drawing out synthetic silk


February 5th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 5 (IANS) Researchers have achieved yet another milestone in the global quest to produce synthetic silk. They have hand-drawn fine threads of honeybee silk from a 'soup' of silk proteins that ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Futuristic space tool to help diagnose cancer


February 1st, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 1 (IANS) Technology used to detect the echo of the Big Bang is being adapted for use in assessing burns and skin cancer. Vincent Wallace, associate professor in medical physics ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Novel polymer covered gold nanocage for smart drug delivery


November 2nd, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 2 (ANI): Scientists at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a smart gold nanocage covered with a polymer which can act as an effective drug delivery system.The nanocage is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New silicon-air battery can supply non-stop power for thousands of hours


October 31st, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 31 (ANI): Scientists at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have developed a new, environmentally friendly silicon-air battery capable of supplying non-stop power for thousands of hours without needing to be ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Carbon nanotubes can affect lung lining


October 26th, 2009 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) Carbon nanotubes which are used in everything from sports equipment to medical applications can affect the lining of the lungs, say researchers. The long term effects, however, remain ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Junk DNA’s cut and paste mechanism could lead to gene therapies


September 22nd, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have discovered that a protein enables sections of so-called junk DNA to be cut and pasted within genetic code- a finding which ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Silk made by common Australian green lacewing toughest: Study


September 10th, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, September 10 (ANI): A new research has found that Australian lacewings build tougher silk than silkworms.Scientists at CSIRO Entomology have learnt that silk made by the common Australian green lacewing can ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Burrowing frog can go without food, water for several years


June 30th, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 30 (IANS) When it comes to hibernation, the burrowing frog is the champion among vertebrates. It can survive without food or water for several years buried in the mud. But ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

‘Super-sleepers’ can store enough energy to fight obesity


June 29th, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): In a new research, a team of scientists has found that animals that sleep longer store energy for a long duration, a finding that can be useful in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists call for measures to enable safe design of nanomaterials


June 21st, 2009 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 21 (ANI): A new research has called for measures to enable safe design of nanomaterials because of the increased likelihood of people coming into direct contact with these materials in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Noisy motors hushed


May 29th, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 29 (IANS) A researcher has come up with a way to hush the noisy whine of air conditioners, industrial equipment, even robots and other devices relying on electric motors. Greg ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Smart phone offers ultrasound imaging at finger-tips


April 22nd, 2009 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Marrying ultrasound technology with a smartphone, computer experts have created a compact, mobile, palm-sized medical imaging device. William D. Richard, associate professor and research associate David Zar ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Gene that keeps stem cells healthy identified


January 7th, 2009 - 11:34 am ICT by ANI
Washington, January 7 (ANI): Carnegie Institution scientists in the United States say that a gene, named scrawny, seems to play a significant role in keeping a variety of stem cells in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Artificial noses come closer to reality


September 30th, 2008 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 30 (ANI): Biological engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a method of producing smell receptors in the laboratory, showing the possibility of creation of artificial ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Plastic-eating bugs can save billions of waste bottles from landfill


September 20th, 2008 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 20 (ANI): Scientists at University College Dublin, Ireland have discovered that pseudomonas bacteria can convert the low-grade PET plastic used in drinks bottles into a more valuable and biodegradable ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Gecko inspires creation of ’sticky nanotubes’ for industry


April 30th, 2008 - 2:50 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Researchers are trying to harness the gecko's ability to scale walls effortlessly, with a practical bearing on military and industrial uses, by developing 'peel test' norms for nanosized ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Cracking the Z ring’s puzzles may lead to new antibiotics


April 9th, 2008 - 6:07 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): Researchers from Johns Hopkins University have uncovered the mystery concerning how certain proteins lead to the reproduction of bacteria, a finding that could open up the possibility ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New way to control fluid particle motion may lead to nano-scale drug delivery systems


March 18th, 2008 - 2:12 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 18 (ANI): Chemical engineers at The University of Texas at Austin, including an Indian origin doctoral student, have come up with a novel way to control the motion of ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Gecko inspires bandage for surgical wounds


February 19th, 2008 - 1:44 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) Geckos have inspired MIT researchers to create amazingly waterproof bandages to patch up surgical wounds or internal injuries seamlessly. The bandage surface has the same kind of nanoscale ... Read more...

Posted in World |

MIT researchers create gecko inspired waterproof bandage


February 19th, 2008 - 1:36 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Researchers in the US have created a waterproof adhesive bandage inspired by the sticky surface of a gecko lizards paws.MIT researchers and colleagues say that the bandage could ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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