Cotton-based hybrid biofuel cell could power implantable medical devices
A glucose-powered biofuel cell that uses electrodes made from cotton fiber could someday help power implantable medical devices such as pacemakers and sensors. The new fuel cell, which provides twice as much power as conventional biofuel cells, could be paired with batteries or supercapacit ... more
Microfluidic molecular exchanger helps control therapeutic cell manufacturing
Researchers have demonstrated an integrated technique for monitoring specific biomolecules - such as growth factors - that could indicate the health of living cell cultures produced for the burgeoning field of cell-based therapeutics.
Using microfluidic technology to advance the preparation ... more
Making the oxygen we breathe, a photosynthesis mechanism exposed
Arguably, the greatest fueler of life on our planet is photosynthesis, but understanding its labyrinthine chemistry, powered by sunlight, is challenging. Researchers recently illuminated some new steps inside the molecular factory that makes the oxygen we breathe.
Though chlorophyll is the ... more