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Sorting molecules with DNA robots

Sorting molecules with DNA robots

Sep 19, 2017 United States
Imagine a robot that could help you tidy your home: roving about, sorting stray socks into the laundry and dirty dishes into the dishwasher. While such a practical helper may still be the stuff of science fiction, scientists have developed an autonomous molecular machine that can perform similar tasks—at the nanoscale.
New microchip technology could be used to track smart pills

New microchip technology could be used to track smart pills

Sep 18, 2017 United States
Researchers have developed a prototype miniature medical device that could ultimately be used in "smart pills" to diagnose and treat diseases.
Artificial skin gives robotic hand a sense of touch

Artificial skin gives robotic hand a sense of touch

Sep 15, 2017 United States
A team of researchers has reported a breakthrough in stretchable electronics that can serve as an artificial skin, allowing a robotic hand to sense the difference between hot and cold, while also offering advantages for a wide range of biomedical devices.
Webinar Tuesday 28 September- Bioelectronic medicine

Webinar Tuesday 28 September- Bioelectronic medicine

Sep 14, 2017
IDTechEx are hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 28 September titled Bioelectronic medicine: The electric future of medicine.
Investment sought for 3D printed hearts

Investment sought for 3D printed hearts

Sep 13, 2017 United States
A patient-specific, fully functioning heart will be created through 3D bioprinting using the patient's own cells - eliminating the well-known challenges of organ rejection and long donor waiting lists that plague existing organ transplant methods.
New way to make dissolving electronics

New way to make dissolving electronics

Sep 13, 2017 United States
Researchers have reported a new type of electronic device that can be triggered to dissolve through exposure to water molecules in the atmosphere.
CRISPR gene editing changes a flower's colour

CRISPR gene editing changes a flower's colour

Sep 12, 2017 Japan
In a world-first, Japanese scientists have used the revolutionary CRISPR, or CRISPR/Cas9, genome- editing tool to change flower colour in an ornamental plant.
Development of Neuroprosthetics in Today's Market

Development of Neuroprosthetics in Today's Market

Sep 8, 2017 3
IDTechEx Analysts Dr Laura Baers & Dr Alexis Karandrea discuss neuroprosthetics and the development of methods to restore a lost neurological function through engineering, in cases where there is no pharmacological cure, including retinal implants and brain-computer interfaces.
Implantable devices to alter electrical impulses in the body

Implantable devices to alter electrical impulses in the body

Sep 8, 2017 United Kingdom
GSK has announced an agreement with Verily Life Sciences LLC (formerly Google Life Sciences), an Alphabet company, to form Galvani Bioelectronics to enable the research, development and commercialisation of bioelectronic medicines.
IDTechEx Show! Exhibit Space Over 90% Sold

IDTechEx Show! Exhibit Space Over 90% Sold

Sep 6, 2017 Worldwide, United States
With over two months to go until the IDTechEx Show! at the Santa Clara Convention Center on November 15 - 16, over 90% of the exhibit space is already sold. The event brings together the hottest emerging technologies including materials, components and systems with end users, who seek to use these technologies to differentiate their products through greater capability.
Novel dot system to improve cancer detection

Novel dot system to improve cancer detection

Sep 6, 2017 United States
Researchers have developed a proof-of-concept nanosystem that dramatically improves the visualization of tumors.