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Targeting headaches and tumors with nano-submarines

Targeting headaches and tumors with nano-submarines

Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 30, 2018
Cell-sized robots

Cell-sized robots

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.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 27, 2018
Synthetic biology: biomanufacturing meat without animals

Synthetic biology: biomanufacturing meat without animals

Biomanufacturing meat without animals, chemicals without oil and silk without spiders. Synthetic biology can broadly be described as the engineering of biological systems, having been the focus of intense academic research from the early 2000s. Following these early steps, genetic engineering has become increasingly sophisticated, allowing microorganisms to be engineered to produce specific target compounds, known as biomanufacturing.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 25, 2018
Webinar Thursday 2 August - Digital Health Insights

Webinar Thursday 2 August - Digital Health Insights

IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 2 August titled Digital Health Insights.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 25, 2018
Vagus nerve stimulation reduces rheumatoid arthritis symptoms

Vagus nerve stimulation reduces rheumatoid arthritis symptoms

Stimulating the vagus nerve with an implantable bioelectronic device significantly improved measures of disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 24, 2018
Dementia could be detected via routinely collected data

Dementia could be detected via routinely collected data

A new machine-learning model that scans routinely collected NHS data has shown promising signs of being able to predict undiagnosed dementia in primary care.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 23, 2018
Magnetized wire could be used to detect cancer in people

Magnetized wire could be used to detect cancer in people

Scientists at Stanford used the wire to capture free-floating tumor cells in the blood, a technique that soon could be used in humans to yield an earlier cancer diagnosis.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 20, 2018
Mobile health devices diagnose hidden heart condition

Mobile health devices diagnose hidden heart condition

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.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 19, 2018
Solar supercapacitor for wearables

Solar supercapacitor for wearables

A new form of solar-powered supercapacitor could help make future wearable technologies lighter and more energy-efficient, scientists say.‌
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 17, 2018
Long term in vivo performance of tissue engineered heart valves

Long term in vivo performance of tissue engineered heart valves

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.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 17, 2018
Shifting power in diabetes management: products behind the progress

Shifting power in diabetes management: products behind the progress

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.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 17, 2018
CRISPR's growing pains

CRISPR's growing pains

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.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 16, 2018
Computer models could replace animal testing

Computer models could replace animal testing

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.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 13, 2018
US clinical trial for diabetic patients with hypoglycemia unawareness

US clinical trial for diabetic patients with hypoglycemia unawareness

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.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 11, 2018
Smart bandages monitor and tailor treatment for chronic wounds

Smart bandages monitor and tailor treatment for chronic wounds

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.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 10, 2018
Brain stimulation decreases intent to commit assault

Brain stimulation decreases intent to commit assault

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.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 9, 2018
Artificial neural network recognizes 'molecular handwriting'

Artificial neural network recognizes 'molecular handwriting'

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.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 6, 2018
Towards a 3D printed human heart

Towards a 3D printed human heart

BIOLIFE4D has announced it has successfully demonstrated its ability to 3D bioprint human cardiac tissue - specifically, a human cardiac patch.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 5, 2018
Artificial ovary for fertility preservation

Artificial ovary for fertility preservation

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.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 4, 2018
Machine learning algorithm can tell how smart you are

Machine learning algorithm can tell how smart you are

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.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 30, 2018
Cell-sized robots

Cell-sized robots

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.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 25, 2018
Webinar Thursday 2 August - Digital Health Insights

Webinar Thursday 2 August - Digital Health Insights

IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 2 August titled Digital Health Insights.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 24, 2018
Dementia could be detected via routinely collected data

Dementia could be detected via routinely collected data

A new machine-learning model that scans routinely collected NHS data has shown promising signs of being able to predict undiagnosed dementia in primary care.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 20, 2018
Mobile health devices diagnose hidden heart condition

Mobile health devices diagnose hidden heart condition

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.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 17, 2018
Long term in vivo performance of tissue engineered heart valves

Long term in vivo performance of tissue engineered heart valves

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.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 17, 2018
CRISPR's growing pains

CRISPR's growing pains

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.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 13, 2018
US clinical trial for diabetic patients with hypoglycemia unawareness

US clinical trial for diabetic patients with hypoglycemia unawareness

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.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 10, 2018
Brain stimulation decreases intent to commit assault

Brain stimulation decreases intent to commit assault

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.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 6, 2018
Towards a 3D printed human heart

Towards a 3D printed human heart

BIOLIFE4D has announced it has successfully demonstrated its ability to 3D bioprint human cardiac tissue - specifically, a human cardiac patch.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 4, 2018
Machine learning algorithm can tell how smart you are

Machine learning algorithm can tell how smart you are

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.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 27, 2018
Synthetic biology: biomanufacturing meat without animals

Synthetic biology: biomanufacturing meat without animals

Biomanufacturing meat without animals, chemicals without oil and silk without spiders. Synthetic biology can broadly be described as the engineering of biological systems, having been the focus of intense academic research from the early 2000s. Following these early steps, genetic engineering has become increasingly sophisticated, allowing microorganisms to be engineered to produce specific target compounds, known as biomanufacturing.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 25, 2018
Vagus nerve stimulation reduces rheumatoid arthritis symptoms

Vagus nerve stimulation reduces rheumatoid arthritis symptoms

Stimulating the vagus nerve with an implantable bioelectronic device significantly improved measures of disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 23, 2018
Magnetized wire could be used to detect cancer in people

Magnetized wire could be used to detect cancer in people

Scientists at Stanford used the wire to capture free-floating tumor cells in the blood, a technique that soon could be used in humans to yield an earlier cancer diagnosis.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 19, 2018
Solar supercapacitor for wearables

Solar supercapacitor for wearables

A new form of solar-powered supercapacitor could help make future wearable technologies lighter and more energy-efficient, scientists say.‌
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 17, 2018
Shifting power in diabetes management: products behind the progress

Shifting power in diabetes management: products behind the progress

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.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 16, 2018
Computer models could replace animal testing

Computer models could replace animal testing

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.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 11, 2018
Smart bandages monitor and tailor treatment for chronic wounds

Smart bandages monitor and tailor treatment for chronic wounds

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.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 9, 2018
Artificial neural network recognizes 'molecular handwriting'

Artificial neural network recognizes 'molecular handwriting'

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.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 5, 2018
Artificial ovary for fertility preservation

Artificial ovary for fertility preservation

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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