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Mobile health devices diagnose hidden heart condition

Mobile health devices diagnose hidden heart condition

Jul 20, 2018 United States
Wearable mobile health devices improved the rate of diagnosis of a dangerous and often hidden heart condition called atrial fibrillation, according to a first of its kind, home-based clinical study conducted in part by researchers at the Scripps Translational Science Institute.
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Solar supercapacitor for wearables

Solar supercapacitor for wearables

Jul 19, 2018 United Kingdom
A new form of solar-powered supercapacitor could help make future wearable technologies lighter and more energy-efficient, scientists say.‌
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Long term in vivo performance of tissue engineered heart valves

Long term in vivo performance of tissue engineered heart valves

Jul 17, 2018
The aim of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine is to create living biological tissue that can repair and replace damaged tissues in the body, something that cannot be achieved by medicine and medical procedures.
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Shifting power in diabetes management: products behind the progress

Shifting power in diabetes management: products behind the progress

Jul 17, 2018
Diabetes is unrivaled amongst modern health issues. The World Health Organisation reports that there are 422 million adults living with diabetes in 2017, and the number is expected to rise to 640 million by 2040.
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CRISPR's growing pains

CRISPR's growing pains

Jul 17, 2018 United States
In the six years since its inception, CRISPR gene editing has experienced ups and downs, from giddy excitement over the technology's potential to cure genetic diseases to patent disputes, ethical considerations and cancer scares.
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Computer models could replace animal testing

Computer models could replace animal testing

Jul 16, 2018 United States
A study suggests that advanced algorithms working from large chemical databases can predict a new chemical's toxicity better than standard animal tests. The computer-based approach could replace many animal tests commonly used during consumer product testing. It could also evaluate more chemicals than animal testing, a change that could lead to wider safety assessments.
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US clinical trial for diabetic patients with hypoglycemia unawareness

US clinical trial for diabetic patients with hypoglycemia unawareness

Jul 13, 2018 United States
Sernova Corp has begun in its regenerative medicine US clinical trial for diabetic patients with hypoglycemia unawareness. Sernova's initial clinical evaluation of the prevascularized Cell Pouch demonstrated biocompatibility and safety of the Cell Pouch as well as viability and vascularization of its transplanted insulin-producing islets, a first in world achievement in a prevascularized implantable medical device.
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Smart bandages monitor and tailor treatment for chronic wounds

Smart bandages monitor and tailor treatment for chronic wounds

Jul 11, 2018 United States
A team of engineers has developed a prototype bandage designed to actively monitor the condition of chronic wounds and deliver appropriate drug treatments to improve the chances of healing. While the lab-tested bandages remain to be assessed in a clinical context, the research is aimed at transforming bandaging from a traditionally passive treatment into a more active paradigm to address a persistent and difficult medical challenge.
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Brain stimulation decreases intent to commit assault

Brain stimulation decreases intent to commit assault

Jul 10, 2018 United States
Research shows that using minimally invasive electrical currents on the prefrontal cortex can reduce the desire to carry out physical and sexual assault and increase the perception that such violence is morally wrong.
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Artificial neural network recognizes 'molecular handwriting'

Artificial neural network recognizes 'molecular handwriting'

Jul 9, 2018 United States
Researchers have developed an artificial neural network made out of DNA that can solve a classic machine learning problem: correctly identifying handwritten numbers. The work is a significant step in demonstrating the capacity to program artificial intelligence into synthetic biomolecular circuits.
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Towards a 3D printed human heart

Towards a 3D printed human heart

Jul 6, 2018 United States
BIOLIFE4D has announced it has successfully demonstrated its ability to 3D bioprint human cardiac tissue - specifically, a human cardiac patch.
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Artificial ovary for fertility preservation

Artificial ovary for fertility preservation

Jul 5, 2018 Europe
An artificial ovary for fertility preservation without the risk of reintroducing malignancy. Important steps in the development of an artificial ovary have been successfully completed by one of the world's leading groups in fertility preservation.
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Machine learning algorithm can tell how smart you are

Machine learning algorithm can tell how smart you are

Jul 4, 2018 United States
If you've ever lied about your IQ to seem more intelligent, it's time to fess up. Scientists can now tell how smart you are just by looking at a scan of your brain. Actually, to be more precise, the scientists themselves aren't looking at your brain scan; a machine-learning algorithm they've developed is.
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Skin patches: the advantages of the ultimate wearable

Skin patches: the advantages of the ultimate wearable

Jul 3, 2018
Electronic skin patches could well be described as the ultimate wearable electronic devices. IDTechEx's latest market research report covers the entire product ecosystem for smart skin patches.
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Personalized deep learning equips robots for autism therapy

Personalized deep learning equips robots for autism therapy

Jul 3, 2018 United States
Children with autism spectrum conditions often have trouble recognizing the emotional states of people around them — distinguishing a happy face from a fearful face, for instance. To remedy this, some therapists use a kid-friendly robot to demonstrate those emotions and to engage the children in imitating the emotions and responding to them in appropriate ways.
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3D Bioprinting - An Update from Q2 2018

3D Bioprinting - An Update from Q2 2018

Jul 2, 2018
The past 3 months has been busy for 3D bioprinting companies, with numerous publications emerging from academia and announcements from industry. This article will highlight the advancements made in 3D bioprinting in the last 3 months since the publication of the 2018 update of IDTechEx's market research report on the topic: 3D Bioprinting 2018 - 2028: Technologies, Markets, Forecasts.
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IDTechEx TVMagnetic 3-D-printed structures crawl, roll, jump, and play catch

Magnetic 3-D-printed structures crawl, roll, jump, and play catch

Jul 2, 2018 United States
New printing technique could be used to develop remotely controlled biomedical devices.
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IDTechEx TVCRISPR reduces autism symptoms in mice

CRISPR reduces autism symptoms in mice

Jun 29, 2018 United States
Scientists have used CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to lessen some autism symptoms in mice with a form of fragile X syndrome, the most common known single-gene cause of autism spectrum disorder.
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Plaster sticks inside the mouth to revolutionise oral treatments

Plaster sticks inside the mouth to revolutionise oral treatments

Jun 28, 2018 United Kingdom
A plaster which sticks to the inside of your mouth is revolutionising the treatment of painful recurring ulcers. Scientists have developed a unique patch using special polymers which are able to stick to moist surfaces.
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The Leading Edge Academic Poster Display: Present your work

The Leading Edge Academic Poster Display: Present your work

Jun 27, 2018 Worldwide
The Leading Edge Academic Poster Display: Present your work to over 3,500 innovation leaders at the world's biggest event on Emerging Technologies. The IDTechEx Show! USA 2018 is the largest gathering of industry executives involved in R&D, business development and product management, in addition to those seeking to use the technology. Held on November 14 & 15, 2018 in Santa Clara, CA, the event features limited poster space for leading academic research to be displayed to all attendees.
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Tracking cancer-cell development with "drinkable" electronic sensors

Tracking cancer-cell development with "drinkable" electronic sensors

Jun 27, 2018 Switzerland
Thanks to an unorthodox approach being proposed by researchers, patients may soon be able to track their illness simply by drinking a solution containing millions of tiny electronic sensors disguised as bacteria.