Biotechnology

Slippery kidney stone test

SlipperyKidneyStoneTest
Researchers developed an improved urine-testing system with a biomimetic approach they refer to as slippery liquid-infused porous surface (SLIPS)-LAB.

Cellular decoys distract coronavirus

CellularDecoysDistractCoronavirus
Wrapping polymer nanoparticles in membranes from human lung epithelial type II cells and immune cells creates a biomimetic system that can act as a decoy for SARS-CoV-2

Putting ‘super’ in natural killer cells

PuttingSuperInNaturalKillerCells
Deleting an inhibitory gene in natural killer cells derived from induced pluripotent stem cells is found to boost their anti-tumor activity and persistence; researchers now seek to develop a clinical therapy