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Research & Innovation News

A synthetic detergent opens the door for protein research

A synthetic detergent makes it possible to biophysically characterize the protein export system Tat.

Dual-layer artificial skin may heal burns more effectively

Artificial skin made from amniotic membrane coated with silk protein could prove optimal for healing burn wounds.

3D bone-on-a-chip sheds light on bone metastasis

A microfluidic 3D bone-on-a-chip helps better understand the mechanisms of breast cancer metastasis to bone.

Electrochemical stimulator helps restore motion

A subdural implant that delivers both electrical and chemical neuromodulation restores motion in rats with injured spinal cords.


Driving creativity in cancer research

Cancer Research UK has introduced new opportunities for researchers to work across disciplines to understand, treat and diagnose cancer.

Probing cellular shape change may reveal clues to limit cancer growth

A joint theoretical and experimental study examines cellular shape changes during cell division and migration.

Mechano-biology of bone in breast cancer under the microscope

Biologists, pathologists, physicists and mathematicians at the University of Sheffield have teamed up to address the puzzle of why secondary cancers attack bone.

Alzheimer's disease: addressing a 21st-century plague

Christopher Dobson examines how emerging knowledge regarding the underlying molecular nature of Alzheimer's disease may help develop new therapies.

Physics in Medicine & Biology

Mid-infrared imaging in breast cancer tissue: an objective measure of grading breast cancer biopsies

H Amrania, L Woodley-Barker, K Goddard, B Rosales, S Shousha, G Thomas, T McFarlane, M Sroya, C Wilhelm-Benartzi, K Cocks, R C Coombes & C C Phillips Converg. Sci. Phys. Oncol. 4 (2018) 025001

Non-invasive peripheral nerve stimulation via focused ultrasound in vivo

Matthew E Downs, Stephen A Lee, Georgiana Yang, Seaok Kim, Qi Wang & Elisa E Konofagou Phys. Med. Biol. 63 (2018) 035011

Multiplex protein detection on circulating tumor cells from liquid biopsies using imaging mass cytometry

Erik Gerdtsson, Milind Pore, Jana-Aletta Thiele, Anna Sandström Gerdtsson, Paymaneh D Malihi, Rafael Nevarez, Anand Kolatkar, Carmen Ruiz Velasco, Sophia Wix, Mohan Singh, Anders Carlsson, Amado J Zurita, Christopher Logothetis, Akil A Merchant, James Hicks & Peter Kuhn Converg. Sci. Phys. Oncol. 4 (2018) 015002

A Brownian dynamics tumor progression simulator with application to glioblastoma

Rebecca L Klank, Steven S Rosenfeld & David J Odde Converg. Sci. Phys. Oncol. 4 (2018) 015001