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Sweat Sensor for Non-Invasive Glucose Measurement
Sweat Sensor for Non-Invasive Glucose Measurement

clockFriday May 07, 2021

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have developed a sweat sensor that measures glucose levels on the skin and converts those readings into accurate blood sugar estimates. As glucose levels in sweat can vary from person to person, the sensor incorporates algorithms that personalize the measurement for each user, requiring finger-prick calibration once […]

Phonon Probe to Image Tissues Ultrasonically at Nanoscale
Phonon Probe to Image Tissues Ultrasonically at Nanoscale

clockWednesday May 05, 2021

Visual signs of disease can often be spotted within affected tissues, and advances in histopathology have provided clinicians with powerful diagnostic tools to spot those signs. Microscopes are the cornerstone of this trade, and although they have proven to be extremely useful, they do suffer from some limitations. They are effectively 2D imaging devices that […]

Sugar Coated Brain Implants
Sugar Coated Brain Implants

clockWednesday May 05, 2021

Researchers at McGill University in Canada have developed a method to create and deliver brain implants that are a similar in consistency to the brain itself, which is a soft gelatinous tissue. The delicate silicone implants are created using sugar molds and delivered using a sugar needle, and their delicate consistency helps to ensure that […]

Healthcare AI, Limiting Biases, and Gold Standard Data Sets: Exclusive with Vatsal Ghiya, CEO of Shaip
Healthcare AI, Limiting Biases, and Gold Standard Data Sets: Exclusive with Vatsal Ghiya, CEO of Shaip

clockTuesday May 04, 2021

Shaip is an online platform that focuses on healthcare AI data solutions and offers licensed healthcare data designed to help construct AI models. It provides text-based patient medical records and claims data, audio such as physician recordings or patient/doctor conversations, and images and video in the form of X-rays, CT scans, and MRI results. Like most […]

Implantable Hydrogel Helps Neurons Recover After Traumatic Brain Injury
Implantable Hydrogel Helps Neurons Recover After Traumatic Brain Injury

clockFriday April 30, 2021

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) often lead to cognitive disabilities and permanent neural tissue damage, for which effective therapies do not exist. The serious cognitive impairments that patients experience and the burden on caretakers can be enormous, necessitating a constant search for treatments that may help. Researchers at University of Georgia have now reported in journal […]

First Brain-Computer Robotic Stroke Rehab System Authorized by FDA
First Brain-Computer Robotic Stroke Rehab System Authorized by FDA

clockThursday April 29, 2021

Neurolutions, a company with offices in Santa Cruz, CA and St. Louis, MO, won FDA de novo authorization to introduce its IpsiHand stroke rehab system in the United States. This is the first approval of a brain-computer interface technology for the rehabilitation of stroke patients, and it promises a faster and more complete recovery of […]

Pipeline Flex Embolization Device with Shield Technology FDA Approved
Pipeline Flex Embolization Device with Shield Technology FDA Approved

clockWednesday April 28, 2021

Medtronic has won FDA approval for its Pipeline Flex Embolization Device with Shield Technology. The original Pipeline Flex was the first commercially available flow diverter for brain aneurysms. Shield Technology, a novel surface treatment that now encompasses the device, helps to reduce the tendency of the device itself to produce clots. A few days ago […]

3D Printed Shields Protect Guts During Radiotherapy
3D Printed Shields Protect Guts During Radiotherapy

clockTuesday April 27, 2021

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and MIT have developed 3D printed shields to protect the gastrointestinal tract from the side effects of radiotherapy. Using CT scans, the devices can be custom printed to suit each patient’s anatomy. The materials they’re made of contain high atomic number elements that help to shield tissues from gamma […]

Ultrasonic Biopsy Needle for Larger Tissue Samples
Ultrasonic Biopsy Needle for Larger Tissue Samples

clockThursday April 22, 2021

Researchers at Aalto University in Finland have developed an ultrasonically actuated needle that can retrieve a large amount of tissue during a biopsy, without the pain and complications associated with using bigger needles. The technique could be very useful when clinicians need to obtain tissue samples for molecular tumor diagnostics, since obtaining high quality samples […]

Non-Surgical Solution for Fecal Incontinence: Interview with Miles Rosen, CEO of Pelvalon
Non-Surgical Solution for Fecal Incontinence: Interview with Miles Rosen, CEO of Pelvalon

clockWednesday April 21, 2021

Fecal incontinence can be extremely challenging for those who suffer it. The condition can be embarrassing, making it difficult for people to tell others or even their doctor about it, and it is more common than you might think. Fecal incontinence can affect anyone, but a key group of patients includes women during menopause, in […]

New Software Helps Design DNA Nanorobots
New Software Helps Design DNA Nanorobots

clockWednesday April 21, 2021

Researchers at Ohio State University have developed new software that allows them to rapidly design and simulate DNA nanorobots. Previously, it was challenging to engineer such tiny devices, but now researchers can map out their design in minutes. DNA-based devices have significant promise as medical technologies with potential applications in drug delivery and diagnostics. Researchers […]