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Disaster warner and revolution catalyst in one
Researchers at KTH have now developed a system for wireless sharing and communication which they call Podnet. The aim has been to investigate and facilitate sporadic communication between different devices, such as mobile phones, mp3 players and tablet computers. According to Gunnar Karlsson, Professor of Communication Networks and head of Podnet, there are many areas of application for the system.
Capillary flow is harnessed for the first time
You may have never heard of the capillary effect, but it’s something you deal with every time you wipe up a spill or put flowers in water. Wouter van der Wijngaart has spent most of his life contemplating this phenomenon, which enables liquid to flow through narrow spaces like the fibres of a cloth, or upwards through the stems of flowers, without help from gravity or other forces.
Seek help before hitting the wall
As a newly-appointed research leader, Wouter van der Wijngaart was becoming more stressed each day. One morning he woke up on the verge of tears. He recognised the symptoms from colleagues who had "hit the wall", and decided to look for help.
Fighting Childhood Cancer with a Nanotech Capsule Therapy
Researchers from KTH’s Microsystem Technology Lab are working with colleagues at Karolinska Hospital to develop and test a nanotechnology capsule for precise delivery of stem cell medicine. The aim is to fight the most common type of childhood cancer—without the unpleasant side effects of traditional chemotherapy.
Permeable capsule could be packed with cells that fight cancer
One way that cancer may be fought in the future is with micro-sized capsules containing living cells engineered to secrete toxins that attack cancer cells. Although the science of cell micro-encapsulation has yet to overcome certain limitations, recent developments at KTH might finally offer a way forward.
New flu test easy as breathing, with faster results
A method for diagnosing flu virus from breath samples could soon replace invasive nasal swabs and deliver better results faster.
New weapon against antibiotic resistance
The European Centre for Disease ECDC estimates that 25,000 Europeans die each year due to antibiotic resistance. A multi-million crown project entitled RAPP-ID is now in full swing, its objective is to remedy antibiotic resistance with the design of new drugs. A number of KTH researchers are along for the ride.
Urinary tract infection self-test more accurate with digital bacterial culturing
Soon you will be able to perform a bacterial culture at home to test for urinary tract infection (UTI), with clinical-level results.