The Briefing is all about showing you what you're most interested in. Personalize the content on The Briefing by choosing exactly what you want to see.
Engineers at the Univ. of California, San Diego, have developed a mouth guard that can monitor health markers, such as lactate, cortisol and uric acid, in saliva and transmit the information wirelessly to a smartphone, laptop or tablet.
The technology,… Read more →
Laparoscopic surgery relies on using rigid endoscopic cameras to visualize patient’s anatomy. This requires a separate incision and places the camera right over the working area where there’s often lots of splatter and condensation that gunks up the lens. At the… Read more →
Fluorescent Mesh Aids Tissue Regrowth | Research & Technology | Jul 2015 | photonics.com
Polymer fibers provide a mesh for tissue growth that can be monitored through near-infrared fluorescence imaging.
Originally developed for solar cells, the material, called TQ1, exhibits… Read more →
A tiny mechanical wrist can make surgical incisions the diameter of a sewing needle and then bend inside your body by as much as 90 degrees, opening new doors in needlescopic surgery.
Some of the most difficult types of surgery… Read more →
A research team funded by the National Institutes of Health has generated a novel system for growing cardiac tissue from undifferentiated stem cells on a culture plate. This heart on a chip is a miniature physiologic system that could be… Read more →