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Snake skin inspires development of wearable sensors

Snake skin inspires development of wearable sensors

Researchers at Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation have designed a wearable sensor with wide-ranging strain sensitivity.

A hydrogel for removal of kidney stones

A hydrogel for removal of kidney stones

Purenum GmbH has succeeded in certifying a biocompatible hydrogel for the removal of kidney stone residues for endoscopic therapy.

Hydrogel electrodes flow to fit the body

Hydrogel electrodes flow to fit the body

Scientists have created flexible, metal-free electrode arrays that conform to the body - avoiding damage to organs.

Skeletal scaffold supports bone cells

Skeletal scaffold supports bone cells

3D models of bone formation provide a tool for tissue engineering, biomedical research and drug testing.

Hydrogel protects heart from post-op adhesions

Hydrogel protects heart from post-op adhesions

Researchers have designed a device to safely and accurately spray the hydrogel inside the area where open heart surgery is being performed.

Bruisable artificial skin could help robots sense injuries

Bruisable artificial skin could help robots sense injuries

Researchers have developed an artificial skin that senses force through ionic signals and also changes color from yellow to a bruise-like purple, providing a visual cue that damage has occurred.

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