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Schematic representation of the illumination of the sensor domain of a photo-receptor and the molecular propagation of the light signal to the effector (in red on the right-hand edge of the image). Credit: © TU Graz/IBC


Biological system with light switch

For the first time ever, researchers at TU Graz and the Medical University of Graz have managed to...

The partners in the "BIoPlastik" cooperation network work on innovative, biobased, degradable and at the same time cost-effective biopolymers. Bild: CC0 Public Domain aitoff /


Cooperation network "BioPlastik" – long-term investment in clever product solutions

After three years of funding from the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, the...

Researchers have found that the hydrogel’s mostly watery environment helps keep nutrients and programmed bacteria alive and active. When the bacteria reacts to a certain chemical, the bacteria are programmed to light up, as seen on the left. Credit: Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Living sensors at your fingertips

Cell-infused gloves and bandages light up when in contact with certain chemicals.