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Low-cost plastic sensors could monitor many health conditions

Low-cost plastic sensors could monitor many health conditions

An international team of researchers have developed a low-cost sensor made from semiconducting plastic that can be used to diagnose or monitor a wide...
Electronic skin brings sense of touch and pain to prosthetic hands

Electronic skin brings sense of touch and pain to prosthetic hands

'Electronic skin' allows user to experience a sense of touch and pain; 'After many years, I felt my hand, as if a hollow shell...
Microchips can permanently link patients with clinical samples

Microchips can permanently link patients with clinical samples

You watched the blood flow from your arm into a vial. The technician capped the vial and secured with a rubber band the scrap of...
Camouflaged nanoparticles deliver killer protein to cancer cells

Camouflaged nanoparticles deliver killer protein to cancer cells

A biomimetic nanosystem can deliver therapeutic proteins to selectively target cancerous tumors, according to a team of Penn State researchers. Using a protein toxin called...
Scientists discover new way to boost nanosensors

Scientists discover new way to boost nanosensors

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have found a way to increase the sensitivity of diagnostic devices, in particular those used to monitor and...
Researchers develop automated robotic device for faster blood testing

Researchers develop automated robotic device for faster blood testing

New technology could speed hospital work, enhance health care Rutgers researchers have created an automated blood drawing and testing device that provides rapid results, potentially...
Regenerative bandage helps diabetic wounds heal faster

Regenerative bandage helps diabetic wounds heal faster

A simple scrape or sore might not cause alarm for most people. But for diabetic patients, an untreated scratch can turn into an open wound...
Artificial nerves could let robots get touchy-feely

Artificial nerves could let robots get touchy-feely

Researchers have developed an artificial sensory nerve system that can activate the twitch reflex in a cockroach and identify letters in the Braille alphabet. The...
New tech enables scientists to image 10,421 genes at once within individual cells

New tech enables scientists to image 10,421 genes at once within individual cells

A breakthrough new technique enables scientists to image 10,421 genes at once within individual cells. The work was done in the laboratory of Long Cai,...
New material could regenerate dental enamel

New material could regenerate dental enamel

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have developed a new way to grow mineralized materials which could regenerate hard tissues such as dental...