(Bio)Tech & IT

Advances in healthcare are strongly driven by information technology and (bio)engineering. We reports on the development of next-gen diagnostic and biotech tools such as CRIPSR and other smart technologies that transform the delivery of care. We also cover the progress of digitalization and the creating of cutting-edge IT solutions – from using big data to predict therapy responses to using blockchain to make sharing of medical data secure.

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.

Smart glasses provide fluoroscopic guidance during surgery

Smart glasses provide fluoroscopic guidance during surgery

Two surgeon tested a device that, when attached to everyday eyeglasses, can display fluoroscopic images used for surgical guidance directly to the surgeon.

Holographic imaging to detect viruses

Holographic imaging to detect viruses

A new approach using holographic imaging to detect both viruses and antibodies has the potential to aid in medical diagnoses and, specifically, those related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Algorithm could unleash the power of quantum computers

Algorithm could unleash the power of quantum computers

A new algorithm that fast forwards simulations could bring greater use ability to current and near-term quantum computers.

Motivation for using chatbots for mental health

Motivation for using chatbots for mental health

Researchers assessed what would motivate people to use chatbots for mental health services in the wake of a mass shooting.

The 'Iron Man' paramedics are coming

The 'Iron Man' paramedics are coming

Emergency responders tested out a new "jet suit" that could soon be used by paramedics and search and rescue workers .

Device achieves unprecedented control of cell membrane voltage

Device achieves unprecedented control of cell membrane voltage

Scientists have developed a bioelectronic system driven by a machine learning algorithm that can shift the membrane voltage in living cells and maintain it at a set point for 10 hours.

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