Nanotechnology ("nanotech") is the manipulation of matter on an atomic, molecular, and supramolecular scale.

How can nanotechnology solve the organ donation shortage?

The world is facing a growing crisis as the number of patients on organ donation waiting lists far outpaces the number of adequate organs available for transplantation. Increased vital organ failure in the aging population of the West, twinned with rapidly improving posttransplantation survival rates have served to compound this issue. For example in the…

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OpenBio Update – What are we doing?

It’s been a busy time over at team OpenBio. Since our last update we have all finished our undergraduate degrees, found ourselves in the intervening summer and started new ventures in the form of PhDs. We thought it was about time then that we sat down and wrote a quick note to explain what we’re…

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Acid baths to induce pluripotency?

See below for update – this research was the subject of an investigation into fraud conducted by the Riken institute. Primary papers in Nature have now been retracted.    In 2012 Prof Sir John Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery that mature, specialised cells could be reprogrammed…