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A wearable device for regrowing hair

A wearable device for regrowing hair

Sep 21, 2018 United States
Researchers have developed a flexible, wearable photostimulator that speeds up hair growth in mice. They report their results in ACS Nano.
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Report from TERMIS  WC 2018

Report from TERMIS WC 2018

Sep 20, 2018 Japan
IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr Nadia Tsao attended the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) World Congress 2018. The event was held between September 5 - 7, 2018 at the Kyoto International Conference Center in Kyoto, Japan. The World Congress is held every 3 years - chapter meetings (Europe, Americas, Asia Pacific) are held in the intervening years.
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Facilitating diagnosis with a new type of biosensor

Facilitating diagnosis with a new type of biosensor

Sep 20, 2018 Switzerland
Scientists have developed a new type of biosensor able to precisely quantify metabolites using a single drop of blood. The accuracy and simplicity of the procedure could make it a tool of choice for diagnosing and monitoring several diseases.
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Color-changing sensor detects signs of eye damage in tears

Color-changing sensor detects signs of eye damage in tears

Sep 19, 2018 United States
A new point-of-care rapid-sensing device can detect a key marker of eye injury in minutes - a time frame crucial to treating eye trauma.
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Bioadhesive, wirelessly-powered implant emitting light to kill cancer

Bioadhesive, wirelessly-powered implant emitting light to kill cancer

Sep 18, 2018 Japan
Scientists have developed a new bioadhesive, wirelessly-powered light-emitting device which could better treat cancers in delicate organs.
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Guinness World Record for smallest medical robot

Guinness World Record for smallest medical robot

Sep 17, 2018 United States
It can't be seen with a human eye. But, nevertheless, it is a robot (all 120nm of it) and its creators are now world record holders in the Guinness World Records for creating the Smallest Medical Robot.
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Wearable ultrasound patch monitors blood pressure deep inside body

Wearable ultrasound patch monitors blood pressure deep inside body

Sep 17, 2018 United States
A new wearable ultrasound patch that non-invasively monitors blood pressure in arteries deep beneath the skin could help people detect cardiovascular problems earlier on and with greater precision. In tests, the patch performed as well as some clinical methods to measure blood pressure.
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IDTechEx TVBioprinting technology progress by L'Oréal

Bioprinting technology progress by L'Oréal

Sep 14, 2018
Technology Analyst, Dr Nadia Tsao, discusses reconstructive skin modelling with Dr Maïté Rielland, L'Oréal, who is focused on bioprinting human skin models for cosmetic evaluation.
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Model can more naturally detect depression in conversations

Model can more naturally detect depression in conversations

Sep 13, 2018 United States
In recent years, machine learning has been championed as a useful aid for diagnostics. Machine-learning models, for instance, have been developed that can detect words and intonations of speech that may indicate depression.
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Using biosensors to deliver personalized doses of antibiotics

Using biosensors to deliver personalized doses of antibiotics

Sep 12, 2018 Switzerland
A team has come up with a portable biosensor that can measure the amount of vancomycin in a patient's blood stream, enabling doctors to better control the dosage and reduce harmful side effects. Their technology could eventually be used for other antibiotics as well.
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OLED integration in textiles: functional and eye-catching

OLED integration in textiles: functional and eye-catching

Sep 11, 2018 Germany
Organic light-emitting diodes are mainly known from televisions and smartphone displays. They can be used as lighting objects in car tail lights or lights. Researchers are now presenting OLED elements that can be integrated into textiles.