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Repairing damaged hearts with self-healing heart cells

Repairing damaged hearts with self-healing heart cells

Aug 25, 2017 Singapore
New research has discovered a potential means to trigger damaged heart cells to self-heal. The discovery could lead to groundbreaking forms of treatment for heart diseases.
Harvesting the microbiome of athletes

Harvesting the microbiome of athletes

Aug 23, 2017 United States
Scientists have now tapped into the microbiome of exceptional runners and rowers, and have identified particular bacteria that may aid athletic performance.
Sensars Neuroprosthetics grabs government funding for disruptive tech

Sensars Neuroprosthetics grabs government funding for disruptive tech

Aug 21, 2017 Europe
European Commission's Horizon 2020 SME (small-medium sized enterprises) Instrument recently announced Sensars Neuroprosthetics as a Phase 1 recipient for funding of their SENSY technology. Phase 1 recipients receive €50000 in funding for 6 months to execute a feasibility study and draft a 10-page business proposal. This is intended to bring the technology from the idea to concept stage. There are currently 2813 participants, 2750 projects…
Regenerative medicine breakthrough

Regenerative medicine breakthrough

Aug 18, 2017 United States
Researchers have developed a new technology, Tissue Nanotransfection, that can generate any cell type of interest for treatment within the patient's own body. This technology may be used to repair injured tissue or restore function of aging tissue, including organs, blood vessels and nerve cells.
Using ultrasound to trigger on-demand, site-specific pain relief

Using ultrasound to trigger on-demand, site-specific pain relief

Aug 16, 2017 1 United States
A novel system uses ultrasound to trigger the release of nerve-blocking agents — injected into specific sites of the body ahead of time — when and where pain relief is needed most.
Webinar Tuesday 5 September - Neuroprosthetics

Webinar Tuesday 5 September - Neuroprosthetics

Aug 16, 2017 Worldwide
IDTechEx will host a free Webinar on Tuesday 5 September titled Neuroprosthetics: re-engineering sound, sight, and touch.
IDTechEx Webinars Now Available On-Demand

IDTechEx Webinars Now Available On-Demand

Aug 15, 2017
IDTechEx's free, expert led webinars provide up-to-date insights on the latest emerging technology trends. You can now access these at a time that suits you, for up to one month.
IV and cellular fluids power flexible batteries

IV and cellular fluids power flexible batteries

Aug 14, 2017 China
Researchers in China have engineered bendable batteries that can run on body-inspired liquids such as normal IV saline solution and cell-culture medium.
Dozens of new genes that create T cell-resistant cancer discovered

Dozens of new genes that create T cell-resistant cancer discovered

Aug 11, 2017 United States
To better understand why some cancers are resistant to immunotherapy, researchers collaborated on a large-scale CRISPR cancer study.
Neuroprosthetics: re-engineering sound, sight, and touch

Neuroprosthetics: re-engineering sound, sight, and touch

Aug 9, 2017 5
The new IDTechEx Research report, Neuroprosthetics 2018-2028: Technologies, Forecasts, Players, covers the competitive landscape for cochlear implants, retinal implants and neuroprosthetic limbs, a market that is expected to reach $18 billion by 2028.
Repairing damaged nerves and tissue with spider threads

Repairing damaged nerves and tissue with spider threads

Aug 9, 2017 Austria
There is currently a great need for such techniques in plastic and reconstructive surgery, especially for so-called extensive nerve injuries of more than 5 cm in length in the peripheral nervous system - for example following a serious accident or after tumour resection.
University of Florida performs its first retinal implant

University of Florida performs its first retinal implant

Aug 7, 2017 United States
The University of Florida performs its first retinal implant with the Argus II by Second Sight. The Argus II is an epiretinal implant consisting of an inner electrode array placed in the eye where it can stimulate the remaining cells in the retina, effectively taking the place of the rod and cone cells that have died off due to degenerative retinal diseases like retinitis pigmetosa.
Trigeminal nerve stimulation shows promise

Trigeminal nerve stimulation shows promise

Aug 4, 2017 United States
Researchers have published a paper with research findings that could have implications for the treatment of many neurological conditions, including severe traumatic brain injury.
Clothes intertwined with nanotech will treat eczema

Clothes intertwined with nanotech will treat eczema

Aug 2, 2017 Portugal
Tiny capsules embedded in the clothes we wear could soon be used to counteract the rise of sensitive skin conditions.