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Microneedles extract dermal interstitial fluid

Microneedles extract dermal interstitial fluid

Microneedle patches could provide a means for extracting interstitial fluid to study possible new biomarkers.

Plant-based gel fast-tracks 'mini-organs' growth

Plant-based gel fast-tracks 'mini-organs' growth

The world’s first bioactive plant-based nanocellulose hydrogel supports organoid growth and helps reduce the costs of studies into cancer and COVID-19.

How humans use objects to solve problems

How humans use objects to solve problems

What's SSUP? The Sample, Simulate, Update cognitive model developed by MIT researchers learns to use tools like humans do.

Magnetic spray transforms objects into millirobots

Magnetic spray transforms objects into millirobots

Scientists have developed an easy way to make millirobots by coating objects with a glue-like magnetic spray.

VR helps measure vulnerability to stress

VR helps measure vulnerability to stress

Behavioral scientists have developed a virtual reality test that assesses a person’s vulnerability to stress while exploring immersive environments.

A wireless chip shines light on the brain

A wireless chip shines light on the brain

Researchers have developed a chip that is powered wirelessly and can be surgically implanted to read neural signals and stimulate the brain with both light and electrical current.

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