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DNA robots designed in minutes instead of days

DNA robots designed in minutes instead of days

Someday, scientists believe, tiny DNA-based robots and other nanodevices will deliver medicine inside our bodies, detect the presence of deadly pathogens, and help manufacture increasingly smaller electronics.

Wireless implant detects oxygen deep within the body

Wireless implant detects oxygen deep within the body

Engineers have created a tiny wireless implant that can provide real-time measurements of tissue oxygen levels deep underneath the skin.

Wearable antennae stretches boundaries of medical tech

Wearable antennae stretches boundaries of medical tech

Researchers from Penn State led two international collaborations to prototype a wireless, wearable transmitter while also improving the transmitter design process.

Organoids grown in 3D-printed bioreactor

Organoids grown in 3D-printed bioreactor

Scientists have grown small amounts of self-organizing brain tissue, known as organoids, in a tiny 3D-printed system that allows observation while they grow and develop.

Robotics: man and machine in the OR

Robotics: man and machine in the OR

There is an ongoing debate as to whether the extensive usage of robots in the short-term is realistic and sensible. Moreover, the benefits such systems offer for patient care are disputed.

A new medical device for monitoring vital signs

A new medical device for monitoring vital signs

A new device consisting of a 3D-printed wristband can remotely monitor patients' vital signs, such as body temperature, oxygen saturation, pulse, and respiratory rate.

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