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Research & Innovation News

Nanoneedles deliver therapeutics into cells

Biocompatible nanoneedles can efficiently deliver nucleic acids and nanoparticles into live cells without damaging them.

Innovation: patent applications review

Our survey of the latest patent applications in radiation therapy includes filings from ProNova, SOLEIL, Stanford University and more.

Scaffolds engineered to replace eardrums

Complex tissue engineered scaffolds could be used to replace damaged eardrums.

Particle pollutants detected in exhaled breath

A non-invasive technique that measures ultrafine particles in exhaled breath could improve diagnosis of asthmatic children.


Novel journal unites physical oncology researchers

The journal Convergent Science Physical Oncology aims to create a new forum for researchers working on the physics of cancer.

Molecular imaging: making moves into the clinic

Transitioning molecular imaging from a preclinical technique to a standard clinical tool could help detect the very earliest stages of disease.

We should strive to apply physics to the biology itself

The field of medical physics should incorporate biophysics into radiotherapy research, says University of Wisconsin-Madison's Michael Kissick.

OCT lines up for dermatology

Jon Holmes, CEO and co-founder of Michelson Diagnostics, takes a look at the role of optical coherence tomography in dermatology.