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A molecular metamorphosis: Researcher develops method to change fundamental architecture of polymers

October 3, 2019

A Florida State University research team has developed methods to manipulate polymers in a way that changes their…
Can a High-Tech Sniffer Help Keep Us Safe?

September 11, 2019

Science stinks. So thought Megan Harries as she measured drops of putrescine and cadaverine — the chemicals that…
Scientists created an artificial tongue to identify counterfeit whisky

August 27, 2019

Counterfeit products are hurting everyone. They are hurting economy, they are hurting actual owners of the brands and…
Microfluidic devices made of wood

August 23, 2019

To analyze tiny amounts of liquids, scientists often use devices called microfluidic chips, which are small pieces of…
Wearable sensors detect what’s in your sweat

August 21, 2019

Needle pricks not your thing? A team of scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, is developing wearable…
‘Catcher of the rye’ method detects rye gluten proteins in foods

August 20, 2019

Gluten-free diets have been trendy for several years now, with adherents claiming that avoiding grains that contain the…
Shoebox-size breath analyzer spots deadly lung disease faster, more accurately than doctors

August 5, 2019

A small, portable breath monitor developed at the University of Michigan can quickly and accurately detect acute respiratory…
‘Liquid forensics’ could lead to safer drinking water

July 10, 2019

Ping! The popular 1990 film, The Hunt for Red October, helped introduce sonar technology on submarines to pop culture. Now,…
Study finds any single hair from the human body can be used for identification

June 19, 2019

Any single hair from anywhere on the human body can be used to identify a person. This conclusion…
Analyze This: Space Station Facility Enables Rapid Biomedical Analysis

May 16, 2019

In its role as a unique orbiting laboratory, the International Space Station provides a broad range of equipment…
Sweating the Small Stuff

May 7, 2019

Assistant professor of medical engineering Wei Gao is enriching the field of personalized and precision medicine with an abundant source…
Solving a hairy forensic problem

April 1, 2019

For decades, forensic scientists have tested strands of hair to reveal drug use or poisoning. But in recent…
Sniffing out Parkinson’s disease

March 26, 2019

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that leads to progressive brain cell death and extensive loss of motor…
Cooking up Alien Atmospheres on Earth

March 15, 2019

Researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, are cooking up an alien atmosphere right here on…
Protecting the field of dreams: Communicating with plants

February 13, 2019

Plants have important things to say, and University of Utah electrical and computer engineering associate professor Hanseup Kim…
Enhanced NMR reveals chemical structures in a fraction of the time

January 21, 2019

MIT researchers have developed a way to dramatically enhance the sensitivity of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR), a…
Sugar is Sweet, Essential to Life — and It’s Probably in Deep Space

December 20, 2018

When we think of sugar, it’s in the form of a holiday sweet or a reason to head…
DTU has completed technology for Mars mission

November 15, 2018

“Having completed and sent off the hardware is a major milestone, but we still have a ways to…
Powerful method probes small-molecule structures

November 12, 2018

Small molecules — from naturally occurring metabolites and hormones to synthetic medicines and pesticides — can have big…
Scientists created a revolutionary way to determine if animals are being illegally trafficked

October 24, 2018

One of the big problems with conservation of endangered species is illegal trade. In fact, this 23 billion…
New Way of Measuring Drug Debris in Labs Can Provide More Accurate Test Results

October 8, 2018

When forensics professionals work with controlled substances in crime labs, even their most careful efforts result in drug…
DNA-based method detects trace amounts of peanut in foods

September 10, 2018

For people with severe peanut allergies, eating even miniscule amounts of the legume can trigger anaphylaxis — a life-threatening…
New technology can detect hundreds of proteins in a single sample

August 27, 2018

New technology developed by a team of McGill University scientists shows potential to streamline the analysis of proteins,…
Artificial intelligence takes on chemical research

August 9, 2018

A new tool is drastically changing the face of chemical research – artificial intelligence. In a new paper…
A breath test for early-stage Parkinson’s

August 6, 2018

Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease include tremor, loss of smell and neuropsychiatric problems. However, many people aren’t diagnosed until…
Swallowable sensor can detect gases in your gut – it is 3000 times more accurate than current methods

August 2, 2018

We’ve been told that in the future we will be swallowing sensors that will help doctors diagnosing a…
Wearable device from Stanford measures cortisol in sweat

July 23, 2018

The hormone cortisol rises and falls naturally throughout the day and can spike in response to stress but…
A laser with a nose? This laser beam can sniff out different gases

July 12, 2018

Lasers are good for pointing at stuff, cutting, playing games and doing science. But did you know they…
New device will help protect vulnerable communities in Colombia from unsafe water

June 19, 2018

The ‘Water Monitoring in Colombian Vulnerable Communities in a Post-Conflict Scenario’ project, financed by the Newton Fund Institutional Links,…
Scientists Shrink Chemistry Lab to Seek Evidence of Life on Mars

May 25, 2018

An international team of scientists has created a tiny chemistry lab for a rover that will drill beneath…
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