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Wearable 'microbrewery' saves human body from radiation damage

Wearable 'microbrewery' saves human body from radiation damage

Aug 17, 2018 United States
The same way that yeast yields beer and bread can help hospital lab workers better track their daily radiation exposure, enabling a faster assessment of tissue damage that could lead to cancer.
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Biobased polymers will grow twice as fast as petrochemical polymers

Biobased polymers will grow twice as fast as petrochemical polymers

Aug 16, 2018
Biobased polymers, a class of polymers that are manufactured from a biomass source rather than from an oleochemical source, will grow twice as fast as petrochemical polymers to 2023.
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Deeper, more targeted intervention of brain disorders

Deeper, more targeted intervention of brain disorders

Aug 16, 2018 United States
Nir Grossman is the 2018 grand prize winner of the Science & PINS Prize for Neuromodulation, for his research on a new strategy to stimulate deep and specific regions of the brain without surgery.
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Healthcare for all, but where is the doctor?

Healthcare for all, but where is the doctor?

Aug 15, 2018
Modicare, possibly the world's biggest government-funded health care program, will be launched on 25th September this year, announced by Prime Minister in India in his Independence Day speech today.
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Automotive, Healthcare and Industrials Adopt Printed Electronics

Automotive, Healthcare and Industrials Adopt Printed Electronics

Aug 15, 2018
It's been some time in the making but now undoubtedly printed electronics is being pursued as a differentiator and enabler by many industry verticals. Organizations from several verticals are coming together to present their progress adopting printed electronics at the world's largest event on the topic - the IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA conference and exhibition, hosted in Santa Clara on November 14-15.
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How to make the gene-editing tool CRISPR work even better

How to make the gene-editing tool CRISPR work even better

Aug 14, 2018 United States
Among the most significant scientific advances in recent years are the discovery and development of new ways to genetically modify living things using a fast and affordable technology called CRISPR. Now scientists say they've identified an easy upgrade for the technology that would lead to more accurate gene editing with increased safety that could open the door for gene editing safe enough for use in humans.
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Paving the way to highly stretchable and transparent electronics

Paving the way to highly stretchable and transparent electronics

Aug 14, 2018 Russia, United States
Scientists have proposed a novel method for the fabrication of highly transparent, electrically conductive, stretchable tough hydrogels modified by single-walled carbon nanotubes.
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IDTechEx TVSoft multifunctional robots get really small

Soft multifunctional robots get really small

Aug 14, 2018 United States
Robots could be safely deployed in difficult-to-access environments, such as in delicate surgical procedures in the human body.
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Cardiovascular monitoring via skin patches

Cardiovascular monitoring via skin patches

Aug 13, 2018
Mobile cardiac telemetry (MCT), Holter monitoring, event monitoring and a comparison with other options
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IDTechEx TV3D-printed device could help treat spinal cord injuries

3D-printed device could help treat spinal cord injuries

Aug 13, 2018 United States
Engineers and medical researchers have teamed up to create a groundbreaking 3D-printed device that could someday help patients with long-term spinal cord injuries regain some function.
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Next gen nVNS therapy available for patients with migraine in the USA

Next gen nVNS therapy available for patients with migraine in the USA

Aug 10, 2018 United States
electroCore, Inc announced gammaCore Sapphire, the next generation of gammaCore (non-invasive vagus nerve stimulator or nVNS), is now available in the United States. gammaCore is the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared, nVNS device for the acute treatment of pain associated with migraine and episodic cluster headache.
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A new milestone in laboratory grown human brain tissue

A new milestone in laboratory grown human brain tissue

Aug 8, 2018 United States
A cutting-edge laboratory technique that turns human stem cells into brain-like tissue now recapitulates human brain development more accurately than ever, according to a new study.
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Losing the wires: patient monitoring via electronic skin patches

Losing the wires: patient monitoring via electronic skin patches

Aug 7, 2018
There are many wearable technology products that focus on getting the user moving. Nowhere is this more relevant than in inpatient monitoring in a clinical setting.
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Are you a start-up or research company? Explore the IDTechEx Launchpad

Are you a start-up or research company? Explore the IDTechEx Launchpad

Aug 6, 2018
The IDTechEx Launchpad initiative is open to early-stage start-ups, universities, newly spun-out companies, research labs and government labs who can demonstrate a working prototype or product that highlights new advances in any of the related event topics of: 3d printing, electric vehicles, energy storage, graphene, internet of things, printed electronics, sensors, or wearable technology.
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Biosensor chip wirelessly detects disease

Biosensor chip wirelessly detects disease

Aug 6, 2018 United States
Researchers have developed a chip that can detect a type of genetic mutation known as a single nucleotide polymorphism and wirelessly send the results in real time to a smartphone, computer, or other electronic device. The chip is at least 1,000 times more sensitive at detecting an SNP than current technology.
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Researchers successfully transplant bioengineered lung

Researchers successfully transplant bioengineered lung

Aug 3, 2018 United States
A research team have bioengineered lungs and transplanted them into adult pigs with no medical complication.
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Electronic skin patches in diabetes management

Electronic skin patches in diabetes management

Aug 2, 2018
This premium article covers the use of electronic devices worn on the skin in the management of diabetes. Recent years have seen the industry move from traditional methods around glucose test strips and finger pricks towards wearable continuous glucose monitoring options. This article explores the trends in the space and the moves from the commercial players providing these products.
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Advanced wound imaging - going beyond 2D photographs

Advanced wound imaging - going beyond 2D photographs

Aug 2, 2018 Worldwide
An emerging trend in wound care management is the use of connected devices such as smartphones and tablets to simplify and streamline the documentation process. Photographs of wounds taken on these devices, complete with calculated wound dimensions, can be directly added to a patient's electronic health record via specialized software and apps.
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Improving biosensors for implantable sensing

Improving biosensors for implantable sensing

Aug 2, 2018 Switzerland
Biosensors are devices that can detect biological molecules in air, water, or blood. They are widely used in drug development, medical diagnostics, and biological research. The growing need for continuous, real-time monitoring of biomarkers in diseases like diabetes is currently driving efforts to develop efficient and portable biosensor devices.
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Targeting headaches and tumors with nano-submarines

Targeting headaches and tumors with nano-submarines

Jul 31, 2018 Germany
Scientists have developed a new method to enable miniature drug-filled nanocarriers to dock on to immune cells, which in turn attack tumors. In the future, this may lead to targeted treatment that can largely eliminate damage to healthy tissue.
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Cell-sized robots

Cell-sized robots

Jul 30, 2018 United States
Researchers have created what may be the smallest robots yet that can sense their environment, store data, and even carry out computational tasks. These devices, which are about the size of a human egg cell, consist of tiny electronic circuits made of two-dimensional materials, piggybacking on minuscule particles called colloids.