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Pharmacy researchers receive patent for chemical probe

Written by | 4 Apr 2022

Many brain diseases and disorders lead to neuroinflammation, a swelling of brain tissue that is increasingly recognized as one of the telltale signs and disease progression factors of […]

Wearable biosensors can help people with complex health conditions

Written by | 30 Dec 2021

Remote monitoring of health-related behaviour with wearable sensor technology is feasible for people with complex health conditions, shows a recent University of Waterloo study. “Information from wearables can […]

Acurable receives FDA 510(k) clearance for its home sleep apnoea testing device

Written by | 11 Dec 2021

AcuPebble SA100, a small wearable device that enables automated, remote home testing to detect obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) in adults, has obtained FDA clearance as a Class II […]

Detector advance could lead to cheaper, easier medical scans

Written by | 28 Nov 2021

Researchers in the U.S. and Japan have demonstrated the first experimental cross-sectional medical image that doesn’t require tomography, a mathematical process used to reconstruct images in CT and […]

Test determines antibiotic resistance in less than 90 minutes

Written by | 15 Nov 2021

A technique that measures the metabolic activity of bacteria with an electric probe can identify antibiotic resistance in less than 90 minutes, a dramatic improvement from the one […]

Inflatable robotic hand gives amputees real-time tactile control

Written by | 28 Aug 2021

Prosthetic enables a wide range of daily activities, such as zipping a suitcase, shaking hands, and petting a cat. Massachusetts Institute of Technology An MIT-developed inflatable robotic hand […]

Stents inspired by paper-cutting art can deliver drugs to the GI tract

Written by | 30 Jun 2021

Inspired by kirigami, the Japanese art of folding and cutting paper to create three-dimensional structures, MIT engineers and their collaborators have designed a new type of stent that […]

Implantable piezoelectric polymer improves controlled release of drugs

Written by | 10 Jun 2021

Repeated tests showed a similar amount of drug release per activation, confirming robust control of release rate. A membrane made from threads of a polymer commonly used in […]

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