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Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 12, 2019
Electrostimulation restores memory

Electrostimulation restores memory

In a groundbreaking study researchers demonstrate that electrostimulation can improve the working memory of people in their 70s so that their performance on memory tasks is indistinguishable from that of 20-year-olds.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 11, 2019
Printed sensors provide on the spot fentanyl detection

Printed sensors provide on the spot fentanyl detection

Researchers have developed screen-printed sensors that could offer a faster, convenient and low-cost method to detect the drug fentanyl. The sensors can detect micromolar concentrations of fentanyl in just one minute. They are easy to produce, cost only a few cents apiece, and are disposable.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 10, 2019
'Wearable' device captures cancer cells from blood

'Wearable' device captures cancer cells from blood

A prototype wearable device, tested in animal models, can continuously collect live cancer cells directly from a patient's blood.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 9, 2019
Understanding gene interactions holds key to personalized medicine

Understanding gene interactions holds key to personalized medicine

When the Human Genome Project was completed, in 2003, it opened the door to a radical new idea of health - that of personalized medicine, in which disease risk and appropriate treatment would be gleaned from one's genetic makeup. As more people had their genomes sequenced, disease-related genes would start coming into view-- and while this is true in many ways, things also turned out to be much more complicated.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 8, 2019
Wearable sensors mimic skin to help with wound healing process

Wearable sensors mimic skin to help with wound healing process

Researchers have developed skin-inspired electronics to conform to the skin, allowing for long-term, high-performance, real-time wound monitoring in users.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 5, 2019
New protein for gene editing may improve disease treatment

New protein for gene editing may improve disease treatment

Researchers have developed a new technology that could change how gene editing is approached in the future. T
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 4, 2019
New polymer mixture creates ultra-sensitive heat sensor

New polymer mixture creates ultra-sensitive heat sensor

Scientists have developed an ultra-sensitive heat sensor that is flexible, transparent and printable. The results have potential for a wide range of applications - from wound healing and electronic skin to smart buildings.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 3, 2019
3D printed tissues may keep athletes in action

3D printed tissues may keep athletes in action

Bioscientists are moving closer to 3D-printed artificial tissues to help heal bone and cartilage typically damaged in sports-related injuries to knees, ankles and elbows.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 2, 2019
IDTechEx Show! Highlights Emerging Technologies in Healthcare

IDTechEx Show! Highlights Emerging Technologies in Healthcare

The IDTechEx Show!, held in the Estrel Convention Center in Berlin, Germany on April 10 - 11, 2019, will be the third IDTechEx Show! to dedicate a healthcare track that runs throughout the 8 co-located conferences offered.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 2, 2019
Cellulose-based material gives three sensors in one

Cellulose-based material gives three sensors in one

Cellulose soaked in a carefully designed polymer mixture acts as a sensor to measure pressure, temperature and humidity - at the same time! The measurements are completely independent of each other. The sensor may be highly significant in fields such as robotics, healthcare and security.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 1, 2019
Will cyborgs be made from melanin?

Will cyborgs be made from melanin?

The dark brown melanin pigment, eumelanin, colors hair and eyes, and protects our skin from sun damage. It has also long been known to conduct electricity, but too little for any useful application - until now.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 29, 2019
WHO suggests central registry on human genome editing research

WHO suggests central registry on human genome editing research

The World Health Organization's new advisory committee on developing global standards for governance and oversight of human genome editing has agreed to work towards a strong international governance framework in this area.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 29, 2019
New 3-D printing approach makes cell-scale lattice structures

New 3-D printing approach makes cell-scale lattice structures

A new way of making scaffolding for biological cultures could make it possible to grow cells that are highly uniform in shape and size, and potentially with certain functions. The new approach uses an extremely fine-scale form of 3-D printing, using an electric field to draw fibers one-tenth the width of a human hair.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 28, 2019
Restoring hearing loss

Restoring hearing loss

A team of worldwide researchers have received a $9.7-million grant to design and develop a new implantable device and surgical procedure for the deaf that hopefully will cut through the noise and produce much more detailed sound than traditional hearing-loss treatments.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 27, 2019
IDTechEx TV4D-printed materials can be stiff as wood or soft as sponge

4D-printed materials can be stiff as wood or soft as sponge

Imagine smart materials that can morph from being stiff as wood to as soft as a sponge - and also change shape.. Engineers have created flexible, lightweight materials with 4D printing that could lead to better shock absorption, morphing airplane or drone wings, soft robotics and tiny implantable biomedical devices.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 27, 2019
Genetically encoded sensor isolates hidden leukemic stem cells

Genetically encoded sensor isolates hidden leukemic stem cells

All stem cells can multiply, proliferate and differentiate. Because of these qualities, leukemic stem cells are the most malignant of all leukemic cells. Understanding how leukemic stem cells are regulated has become an important area of cancer research.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 27, 2019
Sweat holds most promise for noninvasive testing

Sweat holds most promise for noninvasive testing

Making a revolutionary biosensor takes blood, sweat and tears. And saliva, naturally.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 26, 2019
Treating epilepsy with deep brain stimulation

Treating epilepsy with deep brain stimulation

The Emory Brain Health Center has treated the nation's first patient with deep brain stimulation for medically refractory, or drug-resistant, epilepsy since commercialization of the procedure was approved last year.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 25, 2019
It's no Fortnite, but it's helping stroke survivors move again

It's no Fortnite, but it's helping stroke survivors move again

Severely impaired stroke survivors are regaining function in their arms after sometimes decades of immobility, thanks to a new video game-led training device.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 22, 2019
Ability of wearable technology to detect atrial fibrillation

Ability of wearable technology to detect atrial fibrillation

Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine presented preliminary results of the Apple Heart Study, an unprecedented virtual study with over 400,000 enrolled participants.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 12, 2019
Electrostimulation restores memory

Electrostimulation restores memory

In a groundbreaking study researchers demonstrate that electrostimulation can improve the working memory of people in their 70s so that their performance on memory tasks is indistinguishable from that of 20-year-olds.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 10, 2019
'Wearable' device captures cancer cells from blood

'Wearable' device captures cancer cells from blood

A prototype wearable device, tested in animal models, can continuously collect live cancer cells directly from a patient's blood.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 8, 2019
Wearable sensors mimic skin to help with wound healing process

Wearable sensors mimic skin to help with wound healing process

Researchers have developed skin-inspired electronics to conform to the skin, allowing for long-term, high-performance, real-time wound monitoring in users.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 4, 2019
New polymer mixture creates ultra-sensitive heat sensor

New polymer mixture creates ultra-sensitive heat sensor

Scientists have developed an ultra-sensitive heat sensor that is flexible, transparent and printable. The results have potential for a wide range of applications - from wound healing and electronic skin to smart buildings.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 2, 2019
IDTechEx Show! Highlights Emerging Technologies in Healthcare

IDTechEx Show! Highlights Emerging Technologies in Healthcare

The IDTechEx Show!, held in the Estrel Convention Center in Berlin, Germany on April 10 - 11, 2019, will be the third IDTechEx Show! to dedicate a healthcare track that runs throughout the 8 co-located conferences offered.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 1, 2019
Will cyborgs be made from melanin?

Will cyborgs be made from melanin?

The dark brown melanin pigment, eumelanin, colors hair and eyes, and protects our skin from sun damage. It has also long been known to conduct electricity, but too little for any useful application - until now.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 29, 2019
New 3-D printing approach makes cell-scale lattice structures

New 3-D printing approach makes cell-scale lattice structures

A new way of making scaffolding for biological cultures could make it possible to grow cells that are highly uniform in shape and size, and potentially with certain functions. The new approach uses an extremely fine-scale form of 3-D printing, using an electric field to draw fibers one-tenth the width of a human hair.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 27, 2019
IDTechEx TV4D-printed materials can be stiff as wood or soft as sponge

4D-printed materials can be stiff as wood or soft as sponge

Imagine smart materials that can morph from being stiff as wood to as soft as a sponge - and also change shape.. Engineers have created flexible, lightweight materials with 4D printing that could lead to better shock absorption, morphing airplane or drone wings, soft robotics and tiny implantable biomedical devices.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 27, 2019
Sweat holds most promise for noninvasive testing

Sweat holds most promise for noninvasive testing

Making a revolutionary biosensor takes blood, sweat and tears. And saliva, naturally.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 25, 2019
It's no Fortnite, but it's helping stroke survivors move again

It's no Fortnite, but it's helping stroke survivors move again

Severely impaired stroke survivors are regaining function in their arms after sometimes decades of immobility, thanks to a new video game-led training device.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 11, 2019
Printed sensors provide on the spot fentanyl detection

Printed sensors provide on the spot fentanyl detection

Researchers have developed screen-printed sensors that could offer a faster, convenient and low-cost method to detect the drug fentanyl. The sensors can detect micromolar concentrations of fentanyl in just one minute. They are easy to produce, cost only a few cents apiece, and are disposable.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 9, 2019
Understanding gene interactions holds key to personalized medicine

Understanding gene interactions holds key to personalized medicine

When the Human Genome Project was completed, in 2003, it opened the door to a radical new idea of health - that of personalized medicine, in which disease risk and appropriate treatment would be gleaned from one's genetic makeup. As more people had their genomes sequenced, disease-related genes would start coming into view-- and while this is true in many ways, things also turned out to be much more complicated.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 5, 2019
New protein for gene editing may improve disease treatment

New protein for gene editing may improve disease treatment

Researchers have developed a new technology that could change how gene editing is approached in the future. T
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 3, 2019
3D printed tissues may keep athletes in action

3D printed tissues may keep athletes in action

Bioscientists are moving closer to 3D-printed artificial tissues to help heal bone and cartilage typically damaged in sports-related injuries to knees, ankles and elbows.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 2, 2019
Cellulose-based material gives three sensors in one

Cellulose-based material gives three sensors in one

Cellulose soaked in a carefully designed polymer mixture acts as a sensor to measure pressure, temperature and humidity - at the same time! The measurements are completely independent of each other. The sensor may be highly significant in fields such as robotics, healthcare and security.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 29, 2019
WHO suggests central registry on human genome editing research

WHO suggests central registry on human genome editing research

The World Health Organization's new advisory committee on developing global standards for governance and oversight of human genome editing has agreed to work towards a strong international governance framework in this area.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 28, 2019
Restoring hearing loss

Restoring hearing loss

A team of worldwide researchers have received a $9.7-million grant to design and develop a new implantable device and surgical procedure for the deaf that hopefully will cut through the noise and produce much more detailed sound than traditional hearing-loss treatments.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 27, 2019
Genetically encoded sensor isolates hidden leukemic stem cells

Genetically encoded sensor isolates hidden leukemic stem cells

All stem cells can multiply, proliferate and differentiate. Because of these qualities, leukemic stem cells are the most malignant of all leukemic cells. Understanding how leukemic stem cells are regulated has become an important area of cancer research.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 26, 2019
Treating epilepsy with deep brain stimulation

Treating epilepsy with deep brain stimulation

The Emory Brain Health Center has treated the nation's first patient with deep brain stimulation for medically refractory, or drug-resistant, epilepsy since commercialization of the procedure was approved last year.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 22, 2019
Ability of wearable technology to detect atrial fibrillation

Ability of wearable technology to detect atrial fibrillation

Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine presented preliminary results of the Apple Heart Study, an unprecedented virtual study with over 400,000 enrolled participants.