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Lab-On-Chip Quickly Isolates, Captures Exosomes

Tests of a lab-on-a-chip system show the device can rapidly isolate and recover cellular carriers of biomarkers useful in detecting cancer and other diseases. . . . → Read More: Lab-On-Chip Quickly Isolates, Captures Exosomes

Darpa Funding Research on Brain-Digital Implants

The advanced research agency in Department of Defense is supporting six new projects on neural devices that connect the brain to digital technologies to restore sensory functions. . . . → Read More: Darpa Funding Research on Brain-Digital Implants

Chip Device Quickly Detects Sepsis in Blood

An engineering team designed a lab-on-a-chip device that in tests with hospital patients shows it can find signs of sepsis in a drop of blood in about 30 minutes. . . . → Read More: Chip Device Quickly Detects Sepsis in Blood

Cancer Center to Test Focused Radiation Therapy

MD Anderson Cancer Center is testing new radiation treatments for cancer designed to reduce adverse side effects of conventional radiation therapy. . . . → Read More: Cancer Center to Test Focused Radiation Therapy

Inexpensive Pumps Devised for Portable Labs-on-Chips

An engineering lab developed an inexpensive pump without electric power for lab-on-a-chip devices, making these systems more portable for diagnostics. . . . → Read More: Inexpensive Pumps Devised for Portable Labs-on-Chips

EU Project to Develop More Versatile Heart Pacemakers

An initiative in Europe plans to design a new type of pacemaker device that adapts to a host of signals in the cardiovascular system and regulates multiple heart functions. . . . → Read More: EU Project to Develop More Versatile Heart Pacemakers

Self-Adjusting Lenses Designed for Eyeglasses

An engineering lab at University of Utah developed a system with eyeglass lenses that automatically adjust to the focus of the wearer, to replace bifocals and reading glasses. . . . → Read More: Self-Adjusting Lenses Designed for Eyeglasses

Wearable Device Senses Environment for Sight Impaired

A research lab in Finland designed a wearable device using radar to help people with impaired sight sense other people and objects when outdoors. . . . → Read More: Wearable Device Senses Environment for Sight Impaired

LEDs Shown to Reduce Alzheimer’s Brain Plaques

Pulsating LED lights were shown in lab mice to reduce amyloid-beta plaque deposits associated with Alzheimer’s disease on brain cells, with the lead researchers starting a company to commercialize the technology. . . . → Read More: LEDs Shown to Reduce Alzheimer’s Brain Plaques

Laser-Immunotherapy Now in Cancer Clinical Trial

A new type of cancer treatment that precisely attacks tumors with synthetic antibodies activated by laser beams is being tested in an early-stage clinical trial. . . . → Read More: Laser-Immunotherapy Now in Cancer Clinical Trial