Biotech

Smart mat detects early warning signs of foot ulcers

Smart mat detects early warning signs of foot ulcers

The system could reduce amputations, cut medical costs for diabetics While completing his residency in anesthesiology at Massachusetts General Hospital in the mid-2000s, Jon Bloom...
Computer approaches human skill for first time in mapping brain

Computer approaches human skill for first time in mapping brain

A WSU research team for the first time has developed a computer algorithm that is nearly as accurate as people are at mapping brain...
Breakthrough device heals organs with a single touch

Breakthrough device heals organs with a single touch

Researchers have developed a new technology, Tissue Nanotransfection (TNT), that can generate any cell type of interest for treatment within the patient's own body. This...
Injectable tissue patch could help repair damaged organs

Injectable tissue patch could help repair damaged organs

A team of U of T Engineering researchers is mending broken hearts with an expanding tissue bandage a little smaller than a postage stamp. Repairing...
A new method for the 3D printing of living tissues

A new method for the 3D printing of living tissues

Scientists at the University of Oxford have developed a new method to 3D-print laboratory- grown cells to form living structures. The approach could revolutionize regenerative...
DNA sequencing tools can be compromised

DNA sequencing tools can be compromised

DNA sequencing tools lack robust protections against cybersecurity risks Rapid improvement in DNA sequencing has sparked a proliferation of medical and genetic tests that promise...
Seeing more with PET scans New chemistry for medical imaging

Seeing more with PET scans: New chemistry for medical imaging

Researchers have found a surprisingly versatile workaround to create chemical compounds that could prove useful for medical imaging and drug development. The chemical mechanism could...
New tech to manipulate cells could help treat Parkinson's, arthritis, other diseases

New tech to manipulate cells could help treat Parkinson’s, arthritis, other diseases

A groundbreaking advancement in materials from Northwestern University could potentially help patients requiring stem cell therapies for spinal cord injuries, stroke, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's...
Powerful new technique can clone thousands of genes at once

Powerful new technique can clone thousands of genes at once

New DNA cloning technique can lead to rapid discovery of new meds & disease biomarkers. Scientists at Johns Hopkins, Rutgers, the University of Trento in...
How to train your drugs from nanotherapeutics to nanobots

How to train your drugs: from nanotherapeutics to nanobots

Nanotechnology is creating new opportunities for fighting disease – from delivering drugs in smart packaging to nanobots powered by the world’s tiniest engines. Chemotherapy benefits...