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Neuron-integrated nanotubes to repair nerve fibers

Neuron-integrated nanotubes to repair nerve fibers

Jun 27, 2017 Italy
Carbon nanotubes exhibit interesting characteristics rendering them particularly suited to the construction of special hybrid devices - consisting of biological issue and synthetic material - planned to re-establish connections between nerve cells, for instance at spinal level, lost on account of lesions or trauma.
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Highlights from BIO International Convention 2017

Highlights from BIO International Convention 2017

Jun 26, 2017
IDTechEx attended the recent BIO International Convention 2017 which takes place annually covering all areas of life science.
VNS therapy receives FDA approval for expanded MRI labeling

VNS therapy receives FDA approval for expanded MRI labeling

Jun 23, 2017 United States
More than one in three people with epilepsy has drug-resistant seizures, meaning seizures persist in spite of treatment with antiepileptic medications.
A bioengineered upgrade for organoids

A bioengineered upgrade for organoids

Jun 21, 2017 Austria
Scientists for the first time combine organoids with bioengineering. Using small microfilaments, they show improved tissue architecture that mimics human brain development more accurately and allows more targeted studies of brain development and its malfunctions.
Nanoparticles breathe new life into doxorubicin cancer treatment

Nanoparticles breathe new life into doxorubicin cancer treatment

Jun 16, 2017 Worldwide
Doxorubicin, originally daunorubicin, is the result of a simultaneous discovery event in the 1950's between researchers in France and Italy. The molecule, a well-known anti-cancer drug used for a variety of indications ranging from acute lymphocytic leukemia to breast cancer, was approved for use in the United States in 1974.
Nano fiber feels forces and hears sounds made by cells

Nano fiber feels forces and hears sounds made by cells

Jun 14, 2017 United States
Engineers have developed a miniature device that's sensitive enough to feel the forces generated by swimming bacteria and hear the beating of heart muscle cells.
3D printed polymer stents grow with pediatric patients and biodegrade

3D printed polymer stents grow with pediatric patients and biodegrade

Jun 14, 2017 United States
A new study demonstrates proof-of-concept for combining computational design and simulation tools with 3D printing technology to produce self-expandable polymer stents that can grow with pediatric patients, are biodegradable, and require only a minimally-invasive procedure for implantation.
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International Neuromodulation World Congress

International Neuromodulation World Congress

Jun 8, 2017
IDTechEx attended the International Neuromodulation World Congress, hosted by the International Neuromodulation Society (INS) in Edinburgh.
Biosensors are moving to point-of-care

Biosensors are moving to point-of-care

Jun 7, 2017
IDTechEx Analyst Dr Laura Baers gives us a brief introduction into Biosensors and how this technology will develop.
A noninvasive method for deep brain stimulation

A noninvasive method for deep brain stimulation

Jun 7, 2017 2 United States
Researchers have come up with a way to stimulate regions deep within the brain using electrodes placed on the scalp.
Non-invasive electroceutical for treatment of kidney disease

Non-invasive electroceutical for treatment of kidney disease

Jun 5, 2017 1 United States
The platform is a non-invasive electroceutical device that harnesses magnetically-induced electrical field pathways in cells and organs to illicit an anti-inflammatory response in tissues and organs.
CRISPR gene editing can cause hundreds of unintended mutations

CRISPR gene editing can cause hundreds of unintended mutations

Jun 1, 2017 United States
As CRISPR-Cas9 starts to move into clinical trials, a new study has found that the gene-editing technology can introduce hundreds of unintended mutations into the genome.
Webinar Thursday 15 June - New Innovations in Diabetes Technology

Webinar Thursday 15 June - New Innovations in Diabetes Technology

May 31, 2017 Worldwide
IDTechEx are hosting a free webinar on Thursday 15th June titled New Innovations in Diabetes Technology.