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Gene-editing medicine one step closer to patient applications

Gene-editing medicine one step closer to patient applications

Apr 25, 2018 Canada
Imagine a future where a guided biomachine put into your body seeks out defective gene sequences in each cell and edits in the correct information with precision accuracy.
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World's first non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation stress reducer

World's first non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation stress reducer

Apr 23, 2018 Europe
With stress causing workplace absenteeism, multiple psychophysiological problems and a healthcare burden; a safe, fast and effective solution is urgently needed.
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Huge prizes for avoiding the coming flood of electronic poisons

Huge prizes for avoiding the coming flood of electronic poisons

Apr 19, 2018
The new IDTechEx report "Toxicant Materials and Alternatives in Electronics/ Electrics 2018-2028" reveals a disturbing pipeline of potentially poisonous electronic and electrical devices being introduced every year for the next ten years. However, it also identifies many escape routes.
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Tiny injectable sensor for long term alcohol monitoring

Tiny injectable sensor for long term alcohol monitoring

Apr 19, 2018 United States
Engineers have developed a miniature, ultra-low power injectable biosensor that could be used for continuous, long-term alcohol monitoring. The chip is small enough to be implanted in the body just beneath the surface of the skin and is powered wirelessly by a wearable device, such as a smartwatch or patch.
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Bloodless revolution in diabetes monitoring

Bloodless revolution in diabetes monitoring

Apr 17, 2018 United Kingdom
Scientists have created a non-invasive, adhesive patch, which promises the measurement of glucose levels through the skin without a finger-prick blood test, potentially removing the need for millions of diabetics to frequently carry out the painful and unpopular tests.
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Sensors: New form factors and miniaturization drive growth

Sensors: New form factors and miniaturization drive growth

Apr 16, 2018
In this premium article, we will give an overview of trends in sensing technology in a way that relates to printed, flexible/stretchable and wearable technologies.
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Printed thermo-plasmonic heat patterns for neurological disorders

Printed thermo-plasmonic heat patterns for neurological disorders

Apr 16, 2018 Korea
A highly customizable neural stimulation method. The research team developed a technology that can print the heat pattern on a micron scale to enable the control of biological activities remotely.
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Wearable system to monitor stomach activity

Wearable system to monitor stomach activity

Apr 13, 2018 United States
A team of researchers has developed a wearable, non-invasive system to monitor electrical activity in the stomach over 24 hours—essentially an electrocardiogram but for the gastro-intestinal tract.
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Individual 3D-printed bandages

Individual 3D-printed bandages

Apr 11, 2018 United States
A bioengineering professor, along with the help of other engineering faculty and students, created a 3D printer that uses electrospinning technology to print bandages directly onto a patient's skin, making them fit the individual's physical form.
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Smartphone app performs better than traditional cardiac assessment

Smartphone app performs better than traditional cardiac assessment

Apr 11, 2018 Canada
A smartphone application using the phone's camera function performed better than traditional physical examination to assess blood flow in a wrist artery for patients undergoing coronary angiography, according to a randomized trial.
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Vagus nerve stimulation boosts post-stroke motor skill recovery

Vagus nerve stimulation boosts post-stroke motor skill recovery

Apr 11, 2018 United States
Researchers have demonstrated a method to accelerate motor skill recovery after a stroke by helping the brain reorganize itself more quickly.
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Get immediate results with new blood test technology

Get immediate results with new blood test technology

Apr 9, 2018 United States
Researchers have created a mobile version of the "Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay" (ELISA), the gold standard technique used to detect the presence of an antibody or antigen. Instead of sending patients to a laboratory, new cell phone-based technology allows for the very same test to be conducted in the doctor's office, clinic or even in a remote area.
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Jelly implant keeps an eye on body oxygen levels

Jelly implant keeps an eye on body oxygen levels

Apr 6, 2018 United Kingdom
Although smaller than a grain of rice, a phosphorescent hydrogel implant that monitors tissue oxygen could end amputations in people with blocked blood vessels or help athletes design better training programmes. The first of these tiny but durable devices has survived more than four years - implanted in the foot of the researchers who created it.
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Digital health is becoming a disruptive force in healthcare

Digital health is becoming a disruptive force in healthcare

Apr 4, 2018
Digital health promises to change the face of healthcare. Reflecting this is growing interest in the digital health space, as evidenced by a substantial $4.7 billion being invested in 2017.
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Trial of first bioelectronic device to treat rheumatoid arthritis

Trial of first bioelectronic device to treat rheumatoid arthritis

Apr 4, 2018 United States
A pilot trial for patients with drug refractory rheumatoid arthritis in the U.S. The multi-center study, "A Randomized Controlled Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Neurostimula- tion Using a Vagus Nerve Stimulation Device in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis," assesses the safety and efficacy of a proprietary bioelectronic device in adult patients with RA who are not adequately responsive to multiple biologic agents.
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Smartphone-assisted neuroendoscopy

Smartphone-assisted neuroendoscopy

Apr 2, 2018 United States
Smartphones have changed the ways in which we live. Here's another item we can add to the list: smartphones can assist neurosurgeons in performing intricate surgeries.
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Tattoo electrodes from an ink-jet printer

Tattoo electrodes from an ink-jet printer

Mar 30, 2018 Austria
In the case of diagnostic methods such as electrocardiogram and electromyography, gel electrodes are the preferred method of transmitting electric impulses from the heart or muscle. In clinical practice the frequently stiff and cumbersome electrodes noticeably restrict the mobility of patients and are not very comfortable.
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Genetic Testing at your Fingertips

Genetic Testing at your Fingertips

Mar 29, 2018
Genetic testing is starting to gain traction in both the consumer and clinical healthcare markets, a trend that is likely to continue as our knowledge of genomics grows.
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Tooth-mounted wearable can track what you eat

Tooth-mounted wearable can track what you eat

Mar 29, 2018 United States
Miniaturized sensors developed mounted directly on a tooth and communicating wirelessly with a mobile device, can transmit information on glucose, salt and alcohol intake.
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Geely, L'Oréal, Arsenal FC and PolyPhotonix to Open the IDTechEx Show!

Geely, L'Oréal, Arsenal FC and PolyPhotonix to Open the IDTechEx Show!

Mar 28, 2018
The IDTechEx Show! in Berlin, Germany, on April 11-12 is the key meeting place for those involved in technology scouting and product innovation, bringing together emerging technologies with global brands.