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Handheld Surgical Assist Device in Development

A handheld mechanical device that promises to reduce the cost and ease the work of minimally invasive surgery is being created by a spin-off company from University of Michigan. . . . → Read More: Handheld Surgical Assist Device in Development

Software to Simplify Big Data Curation

A software package in development aims to simplify the process of cleaning up large data sets, known as curation, to improve the quality of analysis from those data. . . . → Read More: Software to Simplify Big Data Curation

Phone-Based Microscope Developed for Water Testing

An engineering lab at University of Houston in Texas designed an inexpensive lens that when placed over a smartphone’s camera, turns the phone into a microscope. . . . → Read More: Phone-Based Microscope Developed for Water Testing

Small Business Grant Funds Natural Dyes Crop Research

A company making natural dyes for clothing and a plant science research center are discovering genomic processes to improve plants producing indigo, the dye giving blue jeans its color. . . . → Read More: Small Business Grant Funds Natural Dyes Crop Research

Computer Models to Boost 3-D Print Designs in Mfring

An academic-industry team is developing computer-based methods to improve the design for three-dimensional printing of complex manufactured items. . . . → Read More: Computer Models to Boost 3-D Print Designs in Mfring

NSF Funding Data Mining for Depression Diagnosis

A computer scientist at University of Texas in Arlington is developing data mining techniques and algorithms to help clinicians analyze unstructured notes accumulated from patients in therapy for depression. . . . → Read More: NSF Funding Data Mining for Depression Diagnosis

Danforth Center, Valent Partner on Underground Plant Imaging

A plant science center and crop science company are developing a large-scale X-ray imaging system to measure root development in plants. . . . → Read More: Danforth Center, Valent Partner on Underground Plant Imaging

NSF Grant Funds Biosensing Laser Research

Yuze “Alice” Sun (University of Texas, Arlington)

9 February 2016. An engineering professor at University of Texas in Arlington received a grant from National Science Foundation for research on lasers with fluid samples to detect indicators of disease. Yuze Sun, known as Alice, is the recipient of a $500,000 Faculty Early Career Development award . . . → Read More: NSF Grant Funds Biosensing Laser Research

Researchers Develop Eye Injury Test, Start Company

OcuCheck biosensor (L. Brian Stauffer, University of Illinois – Champaign)

9 December 2015. A medical and engineering team at University of Illinois in Champaign designed a sensor providing a quick, portable test for the severity of eye injuries. The researchers led by bioengineering professor Dipanjan Pan and ophthalmologist Leanne Labriola at Carle Foundation Hospital . . . → Read More: Researchers Develop Eye Injury Test, Start Company

Wearable Personal Instruction System Being Developed

Grad student Zhou Chen uses Gabriel and Google Glass with freehand sketching (Carnegie Mellon University)

2 December 2015. A device that provides personal step-by-step instruction to individuals as they undertake various tasks is being developed by computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University. The system, designed in the lab of professor Mahadev Satyanarayanan, is funded . . . → Read More: Wearable Personal Instruction System Being Developed