April 26, 2020 will mark the 66th anniversary of the massive polio vaccine trial on thousands of schoolchildren. Considering what is happening in the world right now, it is a good time to reflect on the challenges our predecessors faced not that long ago. We are lucky enough to not give polio a second thought […]Can crumpled graphene help detect cancer?
The wonder material that is graphene may have another feather in its cap in the form of cancer detection. Researchers at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have found that by scrunching up graphene an electrical hotspot was created that trapped and retained RNA and DNA molecules. The crumpled graphene out-performed flat graphene by tens […]