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US scientists develop quick-diagnosis stroke-assessment app

October 26, 2020

Scientists at Pennsylvania State University and Houston Methodist Hospital have developed a helpful smartphone app for patients who suspect that they’ve experienced a stroke. When someone has suffered a stroke, it’s imperative that they receive medical attention as soon as possible –however, these patients sometimes lose precious time waiting for assessment or scans to confirm […]

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Indian researchers create magnetic bandage that heats, destroys skin cancer cells

October 21, 2020

Scientists at the Indian Institute of Science (IISC) have made an impressive leap in cancer treatment by developing a non-invasive, magnetic bandage that can kill skin cancer cells with heat. Using an emerging technique known as “magnetic hyperthermia,” the magnetic nanoparticles within – onceat the tumour site – heats up and takes out surrounding cancer […]

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Ear, tongue stimulated simultaneously to treat tinnitus

October 13, 2020

A new device by Dublin, Ireland-based Neuromod Devices simultaneously zaps a patient’s tongue and delivers sound to their ears to treat tinnitus. A group of patients who used the “Lenire” system for a time reported “a statistically significant reduction in tinnitus symptom severity.” According to the Korean Neurological Association, tinnitus is defined as a phantom […]

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Electromagnet remote control controls blood sugar, fights diabetes

October 9, 2020

Scientists are inventing new and convenient ways to manage common diseases such as diabetes – type 2 diabetes, in particular, requires regular monitoring and insulin injections to maintain a healthy blood sugar level. Recently, a research group at the University of Iowa (UI), US, has built a unique “remote control” for diabetes management that uses […]

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Electronic blood vessels replace damaged ones, boosts healing, and more

October 6, 2020

Electronic blood vessels have been bioengineered by a group of scientists from China and Switzerland to facilitate the flow of blood. These blood vessels could also assist in drug delivery, wound healing and even gene therapy to play an active role in a patient’s recovery, compared to the “passive” implantable devices available today. The flexible […]

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Cell-loaded bandage “considerably” boosts bone healing

September 29, 2020

Scientists at King’s College London (KCL), UK, have developed a flexible “bone bandage” that is coated in a protein that naturally prompts growth and repair of damaged bones in the body. The bandage boosts the healing time considerably when surgically implanted onto the break site in a bone, and harmlessly dissolves into the body, once […]

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World’s smallest ultrasound detector chances at “super-resolution imaging”

September 22, 2020

An unconventional, new ultrasound detector – smaller than a red blood cell – has been developed by scientists at the German Research Center for Environmental Health (HMGU) and the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The groundbreaking device can capture minute details with astounding clarity, which the scientists hope to leverage to study biological tissue. The […]

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Paper microneedle patch effortlessly monitors glucose levels in real-time

September 17, 2020

A microneedle patch consists of a small polymer square studded with an array of tiny needles on its underside. It painlessly pierces the top layer of skin to analyse interstitial fluid, whose contents typically correspond to those in the bloodstream. This allows for detection of sensitive information that could ultimately save someone’s life. Japanese scientists […]

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Developers create world’s first portable MRI machine

September 14, 2020

US-based healthcare technology manufacturer Hyperfine have developed a new point-of-care (POC) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system, claimed to be 20 times less costly, uses 35 times less power, and is 10 times lighter that current MRI machines.The groundbreaking machine effectively detected brain abnormalities in almost all 30 patients studied by Yale researchers – it was […]

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New brain decoding device controls prosthetic attachments much better than before

September 10, 2020

Brain-computer interfaces (BRI) are devices that can be implanted in the brain, where electrical signals serve as control inputs for other devices, such as prosthetic limbs. Scientists from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), US, have developed a first-of-a-kind plug-and-play device using BCIs to reliably translate brain activity into action. Unlike a typical machine […]

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