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Global Biotechnology Insights
Jun 3, 2021
The Powerhouse Future is Flexoelectric

The Powerhouse Future is Flexoelectric

Researchers have demonstrated "giant flexoelectricity" in soft elastomers that could improve robot movement range and make self-powered pacemakers a real possibility.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jun 2, 2021
AI is Helping doctors Manage COVID-19

AI is Helping doctors Manage COVID-19

Artificial intelligence technology is capable of assessing the severity of COVID-19 cases with a promising degree of accuracy.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 31, 2021
New Tool Activates Deep Brain Neurons Combining Ultrasound, Genetics

New Tool Activates Deep Brain Neurons Combining Ultrasound, Genetics

Neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease and epilepsy have had some treatment success with deep brain stimulation, but those require surgical device implantation. A multidisciplinary team has developed a new brain stimulation technique using focused ultrasound that is able to turn specific types of neurons in the brain on and off and precisely control motor activity without surgical device implantation.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 28, 2021
DuPont Microcircuit Materials Introduces New Silver Sinter Paste

DuPont Microcircuit Materials Introduces New Silver Sinter Paste

Advanced formulation designed to improve reliability and productivity for power semiconductor die attach
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 28, 2021
Researchers Are First to Create Sterile Male Mosquitoes Using CRISPR

Researchers Are First to Create Sterile Male Mosquitoes Using CRISPR

Mosquitoes are one of humanity's greatest nemeses, estimated to spread infections to nearly 700 million people per year and cause more than one million deaths.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 28, 2021
New Technique Breaks the Mould for 3D Printing Medical Implants

New Technique Breaks the Mould for 3D Printing Medical Implants

Researchers have flipped traditional 3D printing to create some of the most intricate biomedical structures yet, advancing the development of new technologies for regrowing bones and tissue. The emerging field of tissue engineering aims to harness the human body's natural ability to heal itself, to rebuild bone and muscle lost to tumours or injuries.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 28, 2021
Technology to Monitor Mental Wellbeing Right at Your Fingertips

Technology to Monitor Mental Wellbeing Right at Your Fingertips

To help patients manage their mental wellness between appointments, researchers have developed a smart device-based electronic platform that can continuously monitor the state of hyperarousal, one of the signs of psychiatric distress. They said this advanced technology could read facial cues, analyze voice patterns and integrate readings from built-in vital signs sensors on smartwatches to determine if a patient is under stress.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 27, 2021
Organic, Printable Device Could Restore Sight to the Blind

Organic, Printable Device Could Restore Sight to the Blind

A Sydney engineer is developing a low-cost, 3D printed electrical device that uses absorbed light to fire the neurons that transmit signals from the eyes to the brain, acting as an artificial retina for those who have lost this capacity.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 25, 2021
New Possibilities for 3D-Printing Human Tissue, Vocal Chord Repair

New Possibilities for 3D-Printing Human Tissue, Vocal Chord Repair

There is no replacement for the vocal cords when damage is severe or permanent. Now, a team of materials scientists has developed a soft material with promise of new treatments in the future. Their novel soft material, called an elastomer, is very stretchable and 10,000 times softer than a conventional rubber, matching the mechanical properties of vocal cords. The elastomer can be 3D printed for use in health care.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 24, 2021
Adding a Sense of Touch Improves Control of a Robotic Arm

Adding a Sense of Touch Improves Control of a Robotic Arm

Most nondisabled people take their ability to perform simple daily tasks for granted. When they reach for a warm mug of coffee, for instance, they can feel its weight and temperature and adjust their grip accordingly so that no liquid is spilled. People with full sensory and motor control of their arms and hands can know that they've made contact with an object the instant they touch or grasp it, allowing them to start moving or lifting it with confidence.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jun 3, 2021
The Powerhouse Future is Flexoelectric

The Powerhouse Future is Flexoelectric

Researchers have demonstrated "giant flexoelectricity" in soft elastomers that could improve robot movement range and make self-powered pacemakers a real possibility.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 31, 2021
New Tool Activates Deep Brain Neurons Combining Ultrasound, Genetics

New Tool Activates Deep Brain Neurons Combining Ultrasound, Genetics

Neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease and epilepsy have had some treatment success with deep brain stimulation, but those require surgical device implantation. A multidisciplinary team has developed a new brain stimulation technique using focused ultrasound that is able to turn specific types of neurons in the brain on and off and precisely control motor activity without surgical device implantation.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 28, 2021
Researchers Are First to Create Sterile Male Mosquitoes Using CRISPR

Researchers Are First to Create Sterile Male Mosquitoes Using CRISPR

Mosquitoes are one of humanity's greatest nemeses, estimated to spread infections to nearly 700 million people per year and cause more than one million deaths.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 28, 2021
Technology to Monitor Mental Wellbeing Right at Your Fingertips

Technology to Monitor Mental Wellbeing Right at Your Fingertips

To help patients manage their mental wellness between appointments, researchers have developed a smart device-based electronic platform that can continuously monitor the state of hyperarousal, one of the signs of psychiatric distress. They said this advanced technology could read facial cues, analyze voice patterns and integrate readings from built-in vital signs sensors on smartwatches to determine if a patient is under stress.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 25, 2021
New Possibilities for 3D-Printing Human Tissue, Vocal Chord Repair

New Possibilities for 3D-Printing Human Tissue, Vocal Chord Repair

There is no replacement for the vocal cords when damage is severe or permanent. Now, a team of materials scientists has developed a soft material with promise of new treatments in the future. Their novel soft material, called an elastomer, is very stretchable and 10,000 times softer than a conventional rubber, matching the mechanical properties of vocal cords. The elastomer can be 3D printed for use in health care.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jun 2, 2021
AI is Helping doctors Manage COVID-19

AI is Helping doctors Manage COVID-19

Artificial intelligence technology is capable of assessing the severity of COVID-19 cases with a promising degree of accuracy.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 28, 2021
DuPont Microcircuit Materials Introduces New Silver Sinter Paste

DuPont Microcircuit Materials Introduces New Silver Sinter Paste

Advanced formulation designed to improve reliability and productivity for power semiconductor die attach
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 28, 2021
New Technique Breaks the Mould for 3D Printing Medical Implants

New Technique Breaks the Mould for 3D Printing Medical Implants

Researchers have flipped traditional 3D printing to create some of the most intricate biomedical structures yet, advancing the development of new technologies for regrowing bones and tissue. The emerging field of tissue engineering aims to harness the human body's natural ability to heal itself, to rebuild bone and muscle lost to tumours or injuries.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 27, 2021
Organic, Printable Device Could Restore Sight to the Blind

Organic, Printable Device Could Restore Sight to the Blind

A Sydney engineer is developing a low-cost, 3D printed electrical device that uses absorbed light to fire the neurons that transmit signals from the eyes to the brain, acting as an artificial retina for those who have lost this capacity.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 24, 2021
Adding a Sense of Touch Improves Control of a Robotic Arm

Adding a Sense of Touch Improves Control of a Robotic Arm

Most nondisabled people take their ability to perform simple daily tasks for granted. When they reach for a warm mug of coffee, for instance, they can feel its weight and temperature and adjust their grip accordingly so that no liquid is spilled. People with full sensory and motor control of their arms and hands can know that they've made contact with an object the instant they touch or grasp it, allowing them to start moving or lifting it with confidence.
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