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'Submarines' small enough to deliver medicine inside human body

'Submarines' small enough to deliver medicine inside human body

Global Biotechnology Insights
May 30, 2019
Electric field-based dressing to help heal wound infections

Electric field-based dressing to help heal wound infections

Researchers have found a way to charge up the fight against bacterial infections using electricity.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Report from MedTech Forum, Paris 15-16 May 2019

Report from MedTech Forum, Paris 15-16 May 2019

The MedTech Forum 2019 took place on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th May 2019 in Paris, France. It was preceded on Tuesday 14th May 2019 by the fifth annual Start-Up Innovantes du Dispositif Medical event, which enables French MedTech start-ups to showcase their technology. This report was compiled by IDTechEx analysts Ivan De Backer and James Hayward who both attended the events.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 29, 2019
Machine learning could make antibiotics more effective

Machine learning could make antibiotics more effective

Most antibiotics work by interfering with critical functions such as DNA replication or construction of the bacterial cell wall. However, these mechanisms represent only part of the full picture of how antibiotics act.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 27, 2019
3D-printed device detects biomarkers of preterm birth

3D-printed device detects biomarkers of preterm birth

Preterm birth is the leading complication of pregnancy. If doctors had a simple, accurate and inexpensive way to identify women at risk for the condition, they could develop better prevention strategies.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 24, 2019
IDTechEx present forums on biosensors and electronic skin patches

IDTechEx present forums on biosensors and electronic skin patches

On 4-6 June, IDTechEx will host six half-day business intelligence forums covering the latest in stretchable and flexible electronics, biosensors, electronic skin patches, 5G and RFID.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 24, 2019
Automatic neurological disease diagnosis using deep learning

Automatic neurological disease diagnosis using deep learning

A team of researchers developed MNet, an automatic diagnosis system for neurological diseases using magnetoencephalography, demonstrating the possibility of making automatic neurological disease diagnoses.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 23, 2019
Wearable system to sense, stimulate brain at unprecedented resolution

Wearable system to sense, stimulate brain at unprecedented resolution

A noninvasive neural interface that can be used as a wearable device. This neural interface will be capable of both recording and stimulating the brain's dynamic activity with high temporal and spatial resolution.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 21, 2019
Toy transformers and real-life whales inspire biohybrid robot

Toy transformers and real-life whales inspire biohybrid robot

Drawing inspiration from biology and the toy shelf, researchers have developed a swimming robot with a light-controlled cellular engine that can perform highly-targeted drug delivery.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 21, 2019
Artificial intelligence tool vastly scales up Alzheimer's research

Artificial intelligence tool vastly scales up Alzheimer's research

Researchers have found a way to teach a computer to precisely detect one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease in human brain tissue, delivering a proof of concept for a machine-learning approach to distinguishing critical markers of the disease.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 20, 2019
CRISPR catches out critical cancer changes

CRISPR catches out critical cancer changes

In the first large-scale analysis of cancer gene fusions, which result from the merging of two previously separate genes, researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, EMBL-EBI, Open Targets, GSK and their collaborators have used CRISPR to uncover which gene fusions are critical for the growth of cancer cells. The team also identified a new gene fusion that presents a novel drug target for multiple cancers, including brain and ovarian cancers.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 17, 2019
How the snail's shell got its coil

How the snail's shell got its coil

Successfully applying CRISPR gene editing technology to molluscs for the first time, researchers have now made snails with mutations in a gene called Lsdia1, which had previously been suggested - but not conclusively proven - to be involved in snail shell coiling; snails without a functional copy of Lsdia1 produce offspring with shells that coil to the left, showing that this single gene is responsible for rightwardcoiling.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 17, 2019
World's first wearable kidney is the goal

World's first wearable kidney is the goal

The artificial wearable kidney would reduce the need for hospital visits and decrease health care costs because dialysis could take place during a patient's regular routine.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 15, 2019
Low-cost, high-tech synthetic biology for the classroom

Low-cost, high-tech synthetic biology for the classroom

How can high school students learn about a technology as complex and abstract as CRISPR? It's simple: just add water.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 13, 2019
Machine learning overtakes humans in predicting death or heart attack

Machine learning overtakes humans in predicting death or heart attack

Machine learning is overtaking humans in predicting death or heart attack. Doctors use risk scores to make treatment decisions. But these scores are based on just a handful of variables and often have modest accuracy in individual patients. Through repetition and adjustment, machine learning can exploit large amounts of data and identify complex patterns that may not be evident to humans.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 10, 2019
Vagus nerve stimulation trial, phenomenal stroke treatment results

Vagus nerve stimulation trial, phenomenal stroke treatment results

The trial focuses on a technique called vagus nerve stimulation, which involves the implantation of a device — similar to a pacemaker — placed under the skin in the chest cavity, with the combination of rehabilitation therapy sessions over the course of six weeks.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 8, 2019
Drugs that block CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing

Drugs that block CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing

New tool identifies compounds that inhibit CRISPR-Cas enzymes, enabling more precise and efficient CRISPR technologies
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 6, 2019
Deadly box jellyfish antidote discovered using CRISPR genome editing

Deadly box jellyfish antidote discovered using CRISPR genome editing

Researchers have discovered an antidote to the deadly sting delivered by the most venomous creature on earth - the Australian box jellyfish.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 3, 2019
3D organ bioprinting gets breath of fresh air

3D organ bioprinting gets breath of fresh air

Bioengineers have cleared a major hurdle on the path to 3D printing replacement organs with a breakthrough technique for bioprinting tissues.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 1, 2019
Highlights from the IDTechEx Show!

Highlights from the IDTechEx Show!

IDTechEx CEO, Raghu Das discusses trends in flexible electronics, stretchable electronics, structural electronics, internet of things, sensors, wearables, healthcare, electric vehicles, energy storage, graphene, 3d printing and printed electronics in the opening cornerstone presentation at the IDTechEx Show! Europe 2019.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 30, 2019
Electric field-based dressing to help heal wound infections

Electric field-based dressing to help heal wound infections

Researchers have found a way to charge up the fight against bacterial infections using electricity.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 29, 2019
Machine learning could make antibiotics more effective

Machine learning could make antibiotics more effective

Most antibiotics work by interfering with critical functions such as DNA replication or construction of the bacterial cell wall. However, these mechanisms represent only part of the full picture of how antibiotics act.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 24, 2019
IDTechEx present forums on biosensors and electronic skin patches

IDTechEx present forums on biosensors and electronic skin patches

On 4-6 June, IDTechEx will host six half-day business intelligence forums covering the latest in stretchable and flexible electronics, biosensors, electronic skin patches, 5G and RFID.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 23, 2019
Wearable system to sense, stimulate brain at unprecedented resolution

Wearable system to sense, stimulate brain at unprecedented resolution

A noninvasive neural interface that can be used as a wearable device. This neural interface will be capable of both recording and stimulating the brain's dynamic activity with high temporal and spatial resolution.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 21, 2019
Artificial intelligence tool vastly scales up Alzheimer's research

Artificial intelligence tool vastly scales up Alzheimer's research

Researchers have found a way to teach a computer to precisely detect one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease in human brain tissue, delivering a proof of concept for a machine-learning approach to distinguishing critical markers of the disease.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 17, 2019
How the snail's shell got its coil

How the snail's shell got its coil

Successfully applying CRISPR gene editing technology to molluscs for the first time, researchers have now made snails with mutations in a gene called Lsdia1, which had previously been suggested - but not conclusively proven - to be involved in snail shell coiling; snails without a functional copy of Lsdia1 produce offspring with shells that coil to the left, showing that this single gene is responsible for rightwardcoiling.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 15, 2019
Low-cost, high-tech synthetic biology for the classroom

Low-cost, high-tech synthetic biology for the classroom

How can high school students learn about a technology as complex and abstract as CRISPR? It's simple: just add water.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 10, 2019
Vagus nerve stimulation trial, phenomenal stroke treatment results

Vagus nerve stimulation trial, phenomenal stroke treatment results

The trial focuses on a technique called vagus nerve stimulation, which involves the implantation of a device — similar to a pacemaker — placed under the skin in the chest cavity, with the combination of rehabilitation therapy sessions over the course of six weeks.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 6, 2019
Deadly box jellyfish antidote discovered using CRISPR genome editing

Deadly box jellyfish antidote discovered using CRISPR genome editing

Researchers have discovered an antidote to the deadly sting delivered by the most venomous creature on earth - the Australian box jellyfish.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 1, 2019
Highlights from the IDTechEx Show!

Highlights from the IDTechEx Show!

IDTechEx CEO, Raghu Das discusses trends in flexible electronics, stretchable electronics, structural electronics, internet of things, sensors, wearables, healthcare, electric vehicles, energy storage, graphene, 3d printing and printed electronics in the opening cornerstone presentation at the IDTechEx Show! Europe 2019.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Report from MedTech Forum, Paris 15-16 May 2019

Report from MedTech Forum, Paris 15-16 May 2019

The MedTech Forum 2019 took place on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th May 2019 in Paris, France. It was preceded on Tuesday 14th May 2019 by the fifth annual Start-Up Innovantes du Dispositif Medical event, which enables French MedTech start-ups to showcase their technology. This report was compiled by IDTechEx analysts Ivan De Backer and James Hayward who both attended the events.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 27, 2019
3D-printed device detects biomarkers of preterm birth

3D-printed device detects biomarkers of preterm birth

Preterm birth is the leading complication of pregnancy. If doctors had a simple, accurate and inexpensive way to identify women at risk for the condition, they could develop better prevention strategies.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 24, 2019
Automatic neurological disease diagnosis using deep learning

Automatic neurological disease diagnosis using deep learning

A team of researchers developed MNet, an automatic diagnosis system for neurological diseases using magnetoencephalography, demonstrating the possibility of making automatic neurological disease diagnoses.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 21, 2019
Toy transformers and real-life whales inspire biohybrid robot

Toy transformers and real-life whales inspire biohybrid robot

Drawing inspiration from biology and the toy shelf, researchers have developed a swimming robot with a light-controlled cellular engine that can perform highly-targeted drug delivery.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 20, 2019
CRISPR catches out critical cancer changes

CRISPR catches out critical cancer changes

In the first large-scale analysis of cancer gene fusions, which result from the merging of two previously separate genes, researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, EMBL-EBI, Open Targets, GSK and their collaborators have used CRISPR to uncover which gene fusions are critical for the growth of cancer cells. The team also identified a new gene fusion that presents a novel drug target for multiple cancers, including brain and ovarian cancers.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 17, 2019
World's first wearable kidney is the goal

World's first wearable kidney is the goal

The artificial wearable kidney would reduce the need for hospital visits and decrease health care costs because dialysis could take place during a patient's regular routine.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 13, 2019
Machine learning overtakes humans in predicting death or heart attack

Machine learning overtakes humans in predicting death or heart attack

Machine learning is overtaking humans in predicting death or heart attack. Doctors use risk scores to make treatment decisions. But these scores are based on just a handful of variables and often have modest accuracy in individual patients. Through repetition and adjustment, machine learning can exploit large amounts of data and identify complex patterns that may not be evident to humans.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 8, 2019
Drugs that block CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing

Drugs that block CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing

New tool identifies compounds that inhibit CRISPR-Cas enzymes, enabling more precise and efficient CRISPR technologies
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 3, 2019
3D organ bioprinting gets breath of fresh air

3D organ bioprinting gets breath of fresh air

Bioengineers have cleared a major hurdle on the path to 3D printing replacement organs with a breakthrough technique for bioprinting tissues.
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