Bacteria in medical implants on purpose? Opening the way to living implants Supramolecular chemistry is the science that is concerned with molecular self-assembly: chemical building blocks which, when you combine them, naturally form larger ordered structures. Researchers have now found a method that allows them to ensure that living cells - in this case bacteria from the human body - can be incorporated in materials while maintaining their mobility. This opens the way to a wide range of new applications, for example as part of medical implants.
Scientists find new mutation that may lead to better diabetes medications and prevention A new genetic mutation that appears to protect people from developing Type 2 diabetes has been identified by an international team of researchers. The finding could lead to the development of new drug therapies to treat Type 2 diabetics who rely on insulin and oral medication to manage the life-threatening disease
Nanoengineering used as alternative for reducing bacteria on fresh produce Nearly half of foodborne illnesses in the U.S. from 1998 through 2008 have been attributed to contaminated fresh produce. Prevention and control of bacterial contamination on fresh produce is critical to ensure food safety. The current strategy remains industrial washing of the product in water containing chlorine. However, due to sanitizer ineffectiveness there is an
Impulsive, angry personalities more prone to aggressive driving, accidents, Drivers with impulsive, angry personality characteristics are more likely than other drivers to engage in the kind of belligerent driving that potentially leads to accidents, a new study confirms. These conclusions could be used in designing more effective traffic safety publicity campaigns,.