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Wearable biosensors will get major sensitivity boost

Wearable biosensors will get major sensitivity boost

Researchers describe a way to increase the sensitivity of biological detectors to the point where they can be used in mobile and wearable devices.

AI analyzes myoclonus severity from video footage

AI analyzes myoclonus severity from video footage

Thanks to a deep convolutional neural network architecture, fast, reliable and automatic assessment of the severity of myoclonic jerks from video footage is now possible.

Microsurgery robot passes first clinical test

Microsurgery robot passes first clinical test

Researchers have carried out the world’s first clinical study of robot-assisted supermicrosurgery to treat lymphedema.

AI finds disease-related genes

AI finds disease-related genes

An artificial neural network can reveal patterns in huge amounts of gene expression data, and discover groups of disease-related genes.

How many gender subtypes exist in the brain?

How many gender subtypes exist in the brain?

New machine learning study suggest the presence of at least nine gender “expressions”.

A precision chip recreates blood-brain barrier

A precision chip recreates blood-brain barrier

Researchers at Georgia Tech have now developed a chip that accurately replicates its function using the human cells that form this important part of our anatomy.

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Superior bio-ink for 3D printing pioneered

Superior bio-ink for 3D printing pioneered

Engineers have developed a “bio-ink” for 3D printed materials that could serve as scaffolds for growing human tissues to repair or replace damaged ones in the body.

3D printed implants seed multiple layers of tissue

3D printed implants seed multiple layers of tissue

Researchers are 3D printing "groovy" tissue-engineering scaffolds with living cells to help heal injuries.

Portable 3D skin printer for wound healing

Portable 3D skin printer for wound healing

A new handheld 3D printer can deposit sheets of skin to cover large burn wounds – and its “bio ink” can accelerate the healing process.

Operating with precision

Operating with precision

Researchers at the University of Stuttgart have developed a miniature laboratory the size of the tip of a needle.

4D printed tiny needles that could replace hypodermic needles

4D printed tiny needles that could replace hypodermic needles

Rutgers University have devised a way to integrate microneedles with backward facing barbs, so that microneedle arrays can stay in place as long as needed.

Artificial pericardial tissue from the 3D printer

Artificial pericardial tissue from the 3D printer

In the PolyKARD project, biomimetic polymers are being developed that can imitate the mechanical properties of pericardial tissue.

A 'multitasking' AI tool quickly extracts cancer data

A 'multitasking' AI tool quickly extracts cancer data

To better leverage cancer data for research, scientists are developing an artificial intelligence-based natural language processing tool to improve information extraction from textual pathology reports.

Hybrid microscope could bring digital biopsy to the clinic

Hybrid microscope could bring digital biopsy to the clinic

By adding infrared capability to the ubiquitous, standard optical microscope, researchers hope to bring cancer diagnosis into the digital era.

AI may alter how doctors treat depression

AI may alter how doctors treat depression

Artificial intelligence may soon play a critical role in choosing which depression therapy is best for patients.

Colon cancer: AI-based marker can improve quality of treatment

Colon cancer: AI-based marker can improve quality of treatment

Usind deep learning and digital scanning of conventional hematoxylin and eosin-stained tumor tissue sections, researchers have developed a clinically useful prognostic marker.

Deep learning model accurately identifies sleep stages

Deep learning model accurately identifies sleep stages

A deep learning model can identify sleep stages as accurately as an experienced physician.

AI & MRI look into the genome of brain tumors

AI & MRI look into the genome of brain tumors

Researcher have developed a computer method that uses MRI and machine learning to rapidly forecast genetic mutations in glioma tumors,

VR supports the treatment of children with brain injury

VR supports the treatment of children with brain injury

Research confirms the efficiency of using computer-based programmes and virtual reality for improving children's attention and social skills.

VR reasearch reveals promising intervention in cancer treatment

VR reasearch reveals promising intervention in cancer treatment

The use of virtual reality can reduce anxiety and improve mood in women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer.

Is virtual reality not suited to visual memory?

Is virtual reality not suited to visual memory?

Researchers have found that virtual reality may interfere with visual memory.

Augmedics launches AR guidance system for surgery

Augmedics launches AR guidance system for surgery

Groundbreaking AR system allows surgeons to visualize anatomy in real time – as if they have “x-ray vision” – and accurately guide their instruments and implants.

Human ‘check engine’ lights not far away

Human ‘check engine’ lights not far away

A scientist thinks the future of health care looks like the blinking check engine light on the dashboard of your car.

Barking up the wrong tree with virtual reality

Barking up the wrong tree with virtual reality

Researcher used virtual reality to trick 20 patients with with intermittent arterial claudication, and discovered that they could suddenly walk much further.

Robot will provide surgical assistance in uterine operations

Robot will provide surgical assistance in uterine operations

Researchers have developed a gynecological surgical assistance robot for uterine operations.

Robot does superior job sampling blood

Robot does superior job sampling blood

In the future, robots could take blood samples, benefiting patients and healthcare workers alike.

Acoustically driven microrobot outshines natural microswimmers

Acoustically driven microrobot outshines natural microswimmers

Researchers developed a bullet-shaped, synthetic miniature robot which is acoustically propelled forward – a speeding bullet, in the truest sense of the word.

University starts drone transport program with UPS, Matternet

University starts drone transport program with UPS, Matternet

Drone service slated to begin February 2020, with goals of enhancing efficacy, reliability and predictability of delivering medical products between hospitals and laboratories.

A bionic “heart” for testing prosthetic valves

A bionic “heart” for testing prosthetic valves

Engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a biorobotic hybrid heart for testing prosthetic valves and other cardiac devices.

Children benefit from learning with social robots

Children benefit from learning with social robots

Research has shown that explaining aloud what you are learning, whether to yourself or to someone else, leads to a better understanding of the subject.

'Smart' bandages heal chronic wounds

'Smart' bandages heal chronic wounds

Researchers have developed an electronic bandage that can deliver multiple drugs deep into a wound and only when programmed to do so.

A smart jumpsuit provides information on infants' development

A smart jumpsuit provides information on infants' development

Researchers have developed a smart jumpsuit, or a garment that accurately measures the spontaneous and voluntary movement of infants from the age of five months.

Smart patch automatically delivers insulin

Smart patch automatically delivers insulin

Researchers have developed a smart insulin-delivery patch that could one day monitor and manage glucose levels in people with diabetes and deliver the necessary insulin dosage.

A wearable monitor provides continuous blood pressure data

A wearable monitor provides continuous blood pressure data

Researchers are developing a revolutionary, portable blood pressure monitoring device that provides data continuously to patients.

Single-use biosensors ease remote monitoring

Single-use biosensors ease remote monitoring

BioIntelliSense announced the FDA Clearance of the BioSticker, the first single-use medical device enabling 30 days of dontinuous vital signs monitoring.

Aerospace tech finds new potential in biomedicine

Aerospace tech finds new potential in biomedicine

Sensors that have the potential to make aircraft safer could also be used to improve the lives of diabetics and those who rely on prosthetics.

A step towards mending a broken heart

A step towards mending a broken heart

Bioengineers have developed a prototype patch that does the same job as crucial aspects of heart tissue.

Human textiles to repair blood vessels

Human textiles to repair blood vessels

Researchers are developing “human textiles” from collagen in order to repair damaged blood vessels.

Parkinson’s: Patient treated with Deep Brain Stimulation device

Parkinson’s: Patient treated with Deep Brain Stimulation device

The first Parkinson's patient worldwide was treated with a new neurostimulator, which enables better, more personalized care for patients.

Online game has impact as “vaccine” against fake news

Online game has impact as “vaccine” against fake news

A game devised to make players better at spotting fake news and misinformation, has the intended effect in Sweden, Greece, Germany and Poland.

Sony’s smart OR platform gains FDA clearance

Sony’s smart OR platform gains FDA clearance

Sony Electronics has received clearance for the company's NUCLeUS™ Operating Room, Imaging Management and Collaboration Control platform.

Integrate micro chips for electronic skin

Integrate micro chips for electronic skin

First fully integrated flexible electronics made of magnetic sensors and organic circuits opens the path towards the development of electronic skin.

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