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Coating implants with 'artificial bone' prevents inflammation

Coating implants with 'artificial bone' prevents inflammation

Researchers have developed a ceramic artificial bone coating with triple the adhesion strength compared to conventional coating materials.

First ever biomimetic tongue surface printed

First ever biomimetic tongue surface printed

Scientists have created synthetic soft surfaces with tongue-like textures for the first time using 3D printing.

Wearable sensor helps ALS patients communicate

Wearable sensor helps ALS patients communicate

Researchers have designed a skin-like device that can measure small facial movements in patients who have lost the ability to speak.

Printed electronics could charge out of thin air

Printed electronics could charge out of thin air

Researchers have developed a new approach to printed electronics which allows ultra-low power electronic devices that could recharge from ambient light or radiofrequency noise.

Quantum dots encapsulated in salt

Quantum dots encapsulated in salt

Researchers have developed the world's first inkjet technique for using saltwater to encapsulate QD materials,

Exposure therapy in VR to prevent disorders

Exposure therapy in VR to prevent disorders

VR can have significant impact on the validity of remote health appointments for those with eating disorders, through called Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy (VRET).

Gel instrumental in bioprinting tissues

Gel instrumental in bioprinting tissues

Researchers at Penn State have developed a supportive gel that allows for printing of complex shapes using cell aggregates.

3D printed bioceramic implant induces cranial regrowth

3D printed bioceramic implant induces cranial regrowth

A bioceramic implant has proved to stimulate regeneration of natural skull bone so that even large cranial defects can be repaired in a way that has not been possible before.

3D printing in times of COVID-19

3D printing in times of COVID-19

As COVID-19 quickly spread worldwide at the beginning of the year, an urgent need has risen worldwide for specialized health and medical products such as the nasal swabs to collect viral samples or PPE.

Making new materials using AI

Making new materials using AI

Researchers have revelead the mechanism behind making materials used in new memory devices by using artificial intelligence.

AI-enabled rapid diagnostic test for COVID-19

AI-enabled rapid diagnostic test for COVID-19

Scientists have developed an extremely rapid diagnostic test that detects and identifies viruses in less than five minutes.

Neural networks could help predict future self-harm

Neural networks could help predict future self-harm

Researchers have created artificial intelligence algorithm that can automatically identify patients at high risk of intentional self-harm, based on the information in the clinical notes in the electronic health record.

3D hand pose estimation using a wrist-worn camera

3D hand pose estimation using a wrist-worn camera

Researchers have developed a wrist-worn device for 3D hand pose estimation. The system consists of a camera that captures images of the back of the hand, and is supported by a neural network.

VR allows scientists to 'walk' inside cells

VR allows scientists to 'walk' inside cells

Virtual reality software which allows researchers to 'walk' inside and analyse individual cells could be used to develop new treatments for disease.

Virtual rehab for stroke patients

Virtual rehab for stroke patients

Researchers have been putting virtual reality rehabilitation for stroke survivors to the test.

Cerebral palsy: robotics trainer improves body control

Cerebral palsy: robotics trainer improves body control

Reseachers have developed robotic Trunk Support Trainer (TruST) that helps children with CP to sit more stably.

Mini-brains help robots recognise pain

Mini-brains help robots recognise pain

Using a brain-inspired approach, scientists have developed a way for robots to have the AI to recognise pain and to self-repair when damaged.

Microrobot flips through a live colon

Microrobot flips through a live colon

Scientists at Purdue University have developed tiny robots that can walk through the colon to deliver drugs precisely where needed.

Powering wearable sensors through human motion

Powering wearable sensors through human motion

Researchers have harvested kinetic energy that is produced by a person as they move around.

Wearable pressure-sensitive devices

Wearable pressure-sensitive devices

Scientists have devised solutions to the problems presented in constructing wearable pressure-sensitive sensors.

COVID-19 rapid test has successful lab results

COVID-19 rapid test has successful lab results

Rapid detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, in about 30 seconds following the test, has had successful preliminary results.

Altering the properties of 2D materials at the nanometer scale

Altering the properties of 2D materials at the nanometer scale

Scientists have developed a method for changing the physical properties of 2D materials permanently using a nanometric tip.

Octopus-inspired sucker transfers tissue grafts

Octopus-inspired sucker transfers tissue grafts

A new device inspired by an octopus’s sucker rapidly transfers delicate tissue or electronic sheets to the patient, overcoming a key barrier to clinical application.

Diamond-studded silk wound dressing improves healing

Diamond-studded silk wound dressing improves healing

Scientists have developed a next generation wound dressing that can detect infection and improve healing in burns, skin grafts and chronic wounds.

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