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Engineers Find Better Way to Detect Nanoparticles

August 16, 2017

Two light scatterers, represented by the blue spheres, are utilized to tune the sensors to exceptional points, at which light propagates in one direction. (Image: W. Chen and L. Yang) Credit: Washington University in St. Louis It’s long [more...]

Skin Vaccination with Microneedle Patch

July 23, 2017

Biodegradable micro-needle patch (image credit: Georgia State University) A boosting skin vaccination with a biodegradable microneedle patch and protein constructed from sequences of influenza virus subtypes could improve the effectiveness [more...]

‘Smart’ Insulin Patches Developed at UNC

July 4, 2017

Glucose-responsive “smart insulin patches” like this one developed by UNC and N.C. State could one day simplify the way people manage diabetes.( Image credit: COURTESY OF ZHEN GU) For the 29 million Americans living with diabetes, a [more...]

Ultraviolet Light Sensor for Wearable Devices

June 10, 2017

The new UV light sensor technology uses only silicon semiconductors to selectively detect and measure the light intensity of UV-A and UV-B light wavebands. (Credit: Tohoku University) Mass production technology for silicon based [more...]

Faster Biosensor for Healthcare Developed

April 27, 2017

DGIST research team led by Professor CheolGi Kim has developed a biosensor platform which has 20 times faster detection capability than the existing biosensors using magnetic patterns resembling a spider web. The sensing capability of a [more...]

No Sugar Coating, But Sweet Nonetheless

April 9, 2017

No sugar coating. (Credit: Christian Böhler, Maria Asplund) Complex neurotechnological devices are required to directly select and influence brain waves inside the skull’s interior. Although it has become relatively easy to [more...]

FDA OKs Insulin Pump Plus Glucose Monitor System

March 26, 2017

The FDA has approved Medtronic’s new diabetes management system, which takes patients one step closer to the elusive goal of an artificial pancreas. The new MiniMed Paradigm REAL-Time Revel System does not entirely close the loop [more...]

Ingestible Sensor Is Powered by Stomach Acid

February 19, 2017

The small, ingestible voltaic cell is sustained by the acidic fluids in the stomach. (Credit: Diemut Strebe) Researchers from MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the US have designed and developed an indigestible electronic device [more...]
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