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Google unveiled a contact lens that monitors glucose levels in tears, a potential reprieve for millions of diabetics who have to jab their fingers to draw their own blood as many as 10 times a day.
The prototype, which Google… Read more →
Rice Univ. researchers have developed a noninvasive technology that accurately detects low levels of malaria infection through the skin in seconds with a laser scanner. The “vapor nanobubble” technology requires no dyes or diagnostic chemicals, and there is no need… Read more →
Cell electrospinning is an unrivalled technology for building 3D structures that mimic native tissue.
Functional synthetic tissues are used for repair, replacement and rejuvenation of damaged or ageing tissues and organs. Historically, scaffolds have been used as substrates on which cells are seeded… Read more →
Interactive medical devices, including those for monitoring vital signs and treatment administration, are essential in modern health care. Such instruments have transformed clinical practice and the patient experience. For example, programmable infusion devices (see Figure 1) can deliver drugs and… Read more →
Though technically advanced, modern cardiac monitoring, pacing, and defibrillating devices obtain a pretty simple picture of the heart’s electrical activity. To truly map out the electrophysiology of the heart you’d need to wrap it in a mesh of electrodes that… Read more →