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…


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…


Shout out to Synapse Bristol!

A big thank you to the University of Bristol student science magazine for featuring us on their blog. Make sure you head over there for some very cool posts from very good writers. My personal favourite is their weird and wonderful section for some pretty cool photos.

Efforts against antibiotic resistance

I recently attended a talk presented by the newly branded Public Health England, who are currently preparing to launch their next big campaign in the fight against the ever increasing incidence of antibiotic resistance in the United Kingdom. With the impending European Antibiotic Awareness Day (November 18th FYI) I thought it would be relevant to…