Wednesday, 17 March 2021

Injection locking process observed in optomechanical systems

A new research published in ‘Nanophotonics’ reports the observation of injection locking of self-pulsing-driven oscillations of optomechanical systems. This collaborative study, to which ICN2 group leader ICREA Prof. Clivia Sotomayor-Torres participated, shines more light into the use of these systems.

Monday, 15 March 2021

Nanotechnology provides new solutions for microbiome-based diagnostics and personalized medicine

A review recently published in "Advanced Materials" by members of the ICN2 Nanobioelectronics and Biosensors group, led by ICREA Prof. Arben Merkoçi, in collaboration with other institutes and in the framework of the MICROB-PREDICT project, presents the potentialities of nanotechnology for developing biosensors for the monitoring of the human microbiome. These studies can open new paths for the diagnostics of diseases such as cirrhosis, acute liver failure and colorectal cancer, and to personalized therapy.

Thursday, 11 March 2021

Using graphene flakes to combat anxiety

A paper published in ‘Biomaterials’ reports the possible use of graphene nanoparticles to combat anxiety-related behaviour in vertebrates. This study envisions the application of these graphene flakes as nanotools for improved precision medicine.