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Lab-on-a-chip turns blood test snapshots into movies

Lab-on-a-chip turns blood test snapshots into movies

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.

Wearable shines light on benefits of outdoor lighting

Wearable shines light on benefits of outdoor lighting

A device could help scientists better understand the health benefits of outdoor lighting and lead to wearables that could nudge users to get more outdoor time.

A touch-free vital signs monitor

A touch-free vital signs monitor

Scientists have developed a technique that monitors a patient’s vital signs completely touch free.

Micro-supercapacitors to self-power wearables

Micro-supercapacitors to self-power wearables

A stretchable system that can harvest energy from human breathing and motion for use in wearable health-monitoring devices may be possible.

Sensor detects scarred or fatty liver tissue

Sensor detects scarred or fatty liver tissue

Engineers have developed a diagnostic tool, based on nuclear magnetic resonance, that could be used to detect fatty liver disease and liver fibrosis.

virtual.COMPAMED receives international resonance

virtual.COMPAMED receives international resonance

COMPAMED 2020 took place entirely online due to the pandemic - but still won over their audiences due to their high degree of international resonance in this format too.

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3D printed ultra-low-cost hearing aid

Using a device that could be built with a dollar's worth of open-source parts and a 3D-printed case, researchers want to help the hundreds of millions of older people worldwide who can't afford existing hearing aids to address their age-related hearing loss.

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