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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
Mar 22, 2019
Brain stimulation improves depression symptoms

Brain stimulation improves depression symptoms

With a weak alternating electrical current sent through electrodes attached to the scalp, researchers successfully targeted a naturally occurring electrical pattern in a specific part of the brain and markedly improved depression symptoms in about 70 percent of participants in a clinical study.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 21, 2019
Bioelectronic Medicine - A Drug-Free Solution to Chronic Diseases

Bioelectronic Medicine - A Drug-Free Solution to Chronic Diseases

In 2018, bioelectronic medicine was named by the World Economic Forum as one of ten top technologies to change medical treatment.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 20, 2019
Biosensor may provide better cancer diagnosis

Biosensor may provide better cancer diagnosis

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have developed a new biological sensor that could help clinicians better diagnose cancer and epilepsy.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 19, 2019
Airbus, Altran and Microsoft Open the IDTechEx Show!

Airbus, Altran and Microsoft Open the IDTechEx Show!

The IDTechEx Show! at the Estrel Convention Centre in Berlin, Germany on 10 - 11 April is the leading global event for product innovators and technology scouts. Opening the event will be two Cornerstone presentations that will cover exciting developments across these technologies.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 19, 2019
Implantable 'tea bag' releases insulin for children with diabetes

Implantable 'tea bag' releases insulin for children with diabetes

Children with Type 1 diabetes have only one option to control their blood sugar: insulin treatment. Ravaged by an autoimmune disease that attacks their own pancreas and islets -- microscopic clusters of cells that sense blood sugar and produce insulin -- patients are forced to rely on insulin from an external source.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 18, 2019
IDTechEx TVYour body is your internet -- and now it can't be hacked

Your body is your internet -- and now it can't be hacked

Someone could hack into your pacemaker or insulin pump and potentially kill you, just by intercepting and analyzing wireless signals. This hasn't happened in real life yet, but researchers have been demonstrating for at least a decade that it's possible.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 15, 2019
New graphene-based device first step toward ultrasensitive biosensors

New graphene-based device first step toward ultrasensitive biosensors

Researchers have developed a unique new device using the wonder material graphene that provides the first step toward ultrasensitive biosensors to detect diseases at the molecular level with near perfect efficiency.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 14, 2019
New cell-sized micro robots might make incredible journeys

New cell-sized micro robots might make incredible journeys

Researchers have harnessed the latest nanofabrication techniques to create bug-shaped robots that are wirelessly powered, able to walk, able to survive harsh environments and tiny enough to be injected through an ordinary hypodermic needle.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 13, 2019
IDTechEx Announces Winners of Launchpad,  New Technologies Initiative

IDTechEx Announces Winners of Launchpad, New Technologies Initiative

IDTechEx Launchpad will showcase innovations from 20 start-up companies at the IDTechEx Show! held in Berlin, Germany on 10-11 April 2019. All winners will be showing a new working prototype or product, many for the first time.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 12, 2019
SniffPhone detects cancer from breath

SniffPhone detects cancer from breath

SniffPhone, currently in its prototype phase, enables early diagnosis of gastric cancer from a person's exhaled breath. The new method may revolutionise cancer screening all over the world.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 22, 2019
Brain stimulation improves depression symptoms

Brain stimulation improves depression symptoms

With a weak alternating electrical current sent through electrodes attached to the scalp, researchers successfully targeted a naturally occurring electrical pattern in a specific part of the brain and markedly improved depression symptoms in about 70 percent of participants in a clinical study.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 20, 2019
Biosensor may provide better cancer diagnosis

Biosensor may provide better cancer diagnosis

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have developed a new biological sensor that could help clinicians better diagnose cancer and epilepsy.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 19, 2019
Implantable 'tea bag' releases insulin for children with diabetes

Implantable 'tea bag' releases insulin for children with diabetes

Children with Type 1 diabetes have only one option to control their blood sugar: insulin treatment. Ravaged by an autoimmune disease that attacks their own pancreas and islets -- microscopic clusters of cells that sense blood sugar and produce insulin -- patients are forced to rely on insulin from an external source.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 15, 2019
New graphene-based device first step toward ultrasensitive biosensors

New graphene-based device first step toward ultrasensitive biosensors

Researchers have developed a unique new device using the wonder material graphene that provides the first step toward ultrasensitive biosensors to detect diseases at the molecular level with near perfect efficiency.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 13, 2019
IDTechEx Announces Winners of Launchpad,  New Technologies Initiative

IDTechEx Announces Winners of Launchpad, New Technologies Initiative

IDTechEx Launchpad will showcase innovations from 20 start-up companies at the IDTechEx Show! held in Berlin, Germany on 10-11 April 2019. All winners will be showing a new working prototype or product, many for the first time.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 21, 2019
Bioelectronic Medicine - A Drug-Free Solution to Chronic Diseases

Bioelectronic Medicine - A Drug-Free Solution to Chronic Diseases

In 2018, bioelectronic medicine was named by the World Economic Forum as one of ten top technologies to change medical treatment.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 19, 2019
Airbus, Altran and Microsoft Open the IDTechEx Show!

Airbus, Altran and Microsoft Open the IDTechEx Show!

The IDTechEx Show! at the Estrel Convention Centre in Berlin, Germany on 10 - 11 April is the leading global event for product innovators and technology scouts. Opening the event will be two Cornerstone presentations that will cover exciting developments across these technologies.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 18, 2019
IDTechEx TVYour body is your internet -- and now it can't be hacked

Your body is your internet -- and now it can't be hacked

Someone could hack into your pacemaker or insulin pump and potentially kill you, just by intercepting and analyzing wireless signals. This hasn't happened in real life yet, but researchers have been demonstrating for at least a decade that it's possible.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 14, 2019
New cell-sized micro robots might make incredible journeys

New cell-sized micro robots might make incredible journeys

Researchers have harnessed the latest nanofabrication techniques to create bug-shaped robots that are wirelessly powered, able to walk, able to survive harsh environments and tiny enough to be injected through an ordinary hypodermic needle.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 12, 2019
SniffPhone detects cancer from breath

SniffPhone detects cancer from breath

SniffPhone, currently in its prototype phase, enables early diagnosis of gastric cancer from a person's exhaled breath. The new method may revolutionise cancer screening all over the world.