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Image: Scientist works with medical test tube to analyze green liquid; Copyright: DC_Studio


Diagnosing breast cancer through liquid biopsy


Breast cancer diagnosis usually includes invasive testing with tissue biopsies. The samples have to be extracted from the cancerous tissue or cells. To make the process easier on the patients, the project LIBIMEDOTS is currently developing a different approach with liquid biopsy technology.
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Image: A man in a white coat, Dr. Tian Qiu, smiling, holding a nanorobot between thumb and forefinger; Copyright: Sven Cichwicz / Universität Stuttgart

Sven Cichwicz / Universität Stuttgart

ERC Starting Grant for Dr. Tian Qiu: 1.5 million for micro-medical robots


Dr. Tian Qiu is researching tiny robots that travel through the human body. Tian Qiu and his team already succeeded in steering nanorobots through the dense tissue of an eyeball for minimally invasive drug delivery, which had never been achieved before.
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Image: A cultured neuron viewed under a fluorescent microscope; Copyright: Aston University

Aston University

New method of examining the brain’s electrical signals


A new method of examining the brain’s electrical signals could hold the key to better treatment and understanding of conditions like epilepsy and schizophrenia.
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Image: A cell cultured on top of the nanowire scaffold.; Copyright: 2022 KAUST; Heno Hwang

2022 KAUST; Heno Hwang

Bone formation comes down to the nanowire


A nanotechnology platform developed by KAUST scientists could lead to new treatments for degenerative bone diseases.
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Image: Visualization of a miRNA expression using DNA computing and nanopore decoding; Copyright: Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

Detection of cancer biomarkers using nanopore-based DNA computing technology


Cholangiocarcinoma, also known as bile duct cancer, is a cancer type with a characteristically high mortality. At the time of diagnosis, most bile duct cancers are typically already incurable. This is why methods for the early diagnosis of bile duct cancer are urgently needed.
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