Researchers have developed an “organs-on-a-chip” system that replicates interactions between the brain, liver, and colon.
(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.
Using mathematical image processing, scientists have found a way to create digital twins from human hearts.
A system that uses flexible, breathable magnetic skin allows people with severe quadriplegia to move around and choose their surroundings.
Researchers have used lasers and molecular tethers to create perfectly patterned platforms for tissue engineering.
Scientists report that they have developed conductive inks that allows users to "write" circuits almost anywhere — even on human skin.
Revealing details of the internal structure of 'mini-brains' could help accelerate drug studies and may offer alternatives to some animal testing.
The new device can continuously sense levels of virtually any protein or molecule in the blood. The researchers say it could be transformative for disease detection, patient monitoring and biomedical research.
Digital tracking of people with mental health conditions has the power to transform medical diagnostics and treatment, but its claims need careful scrutiny.
Researchers have invented a high-throughput cell separation method that can be used in conjunction with droplet microfluidics.
More researchers and companies are moving into the brain-computer interfaces, yet major challenges remain, from user training to the reality of invasive brain implant procedures.