infections

Biosensors detect for tumors and dengue fever

Biosensors detect for tumors and dengue fever

Researchers have developed a tumor biosensing chip that can help determine the optimum dosage of chemotherapy required for a cancer patient.

‘Smart’ implant coatings to nip infections in the bud

‘Smart’ implant coatings to nip infections in the bud

Physicists from University of Augsburg have developed a "smart" coating that is particularly toxic when bacteria are present in its environment.

VR could help flu vaccination rates

VR could help flu vaccination rates

Using a virtual reality simulation to show how flu spreads and its impact on others could be a way to encourage more people to get a flu vaccination.

Smart microscope adapts to diagnose infectious diseases

Smart microscope adapts to diagnose infectious diseases

Using machine learning, a prototype microscope teaches itself the best illumination settings for diagnosing malaria.

Robot helps schoolkids break bad hygiene habits

Robot helps schoolkids break bad hygiene habits

A robot which encourages kids to wash their hands has helped pupils at a remote Indian primary school take a fresh approach to hygiene.

Microneedle biosensors detect patient antibiotic levels

Microneedle biosensors detect patient antibiotic levels

Scientists have successfully used microneedle biosensors to accurately detect changes in antibiotic levels in the body, for the first time.