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Exosuit Designed for Personalized Walking Help

Military exosuit

A wearable robotic exoskeleton designed into textiles to provide personalized assistance is shown in lab and field tests to reduce the amount effort needed to walk long distances. . . . → Read More: Exosuit Designed for Personalized Walking Help

Infographic – Countries with Fastest Internet Speeds

Chart: Internet speeds by country

In this weekend’s infographic, we offer a report from the Worldwide Broadband Speed League, a year-long compilation of 163 million Internet speed tests in 200 countries. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Countries with Fastest Internet Speeds

Patents Awarded for Stem Cell Heart Disease Technologies

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

A company developing treatments for heart disease using stem cells to regenerate healthy heart tissue received two new patents for techniques supporting its core processes. . . . → Read More: Patents Awarded for Stem Cell Heart Disease Technologies

NIH Grant Aims to Make Drugs Taste Better, Not Bitter

Dispensing pills

A new award from National Institutes of Health funds a study to identify components in taste bud cells that block bitter taste sensations encountered in some drugs and foods. . . . → Read More: NIH Grant Aims to Make Drugs Taste Better, Not Bitter

Univ. Spin-Off Developing A.I.-Boosted Heart Monitor

Heartbeat graphic

A new enterprise in the U.K. is developing a wearable heart monitor that diagnoses irregular heart rhythms with artificial intelligence using cloud-based algorithms. . . . → Read More: Univ. Spin-Off Developing A.I.-Boosted Heart Monitor

Simple, Less Expensive Ultrasound Probe Developed

Polymer ultrasound team

Developers of polymer ultrasound device, L-R: Robert Rohling, Carolos Gerardo, and Edmond Cretu (Clare Kiernan, University of British Columbia)

12 September 2018. Engineers designed a device that sends and receives ultrasound signals with polymer plastics instead of silicon-based circuits, which can lower the cost of medical images. A team at University of British Columbia . . . → Read More: Simple, Less Expensive Ultrasound Probe Developed

Robot Navigates New Spaces with Bat-Like Sonar

Southern bentwing bat

A terrestrial robot demonstrates an ability to map and move through new environments using an ultrasound system inspired by bats, as well as decision-making algorithms. . . . → Read More: Robot Navigates New Spaces with Bat-Like Sonar

Machine Learning Detects More Cancer Mutations

Population genetics

Medical researchers and data scientists developed a system for analyzing genomic data from cancer patients that accurately detects more cancer-causing mutations than other current techniques. . . . → Read More: Machine Learning Detects More Cancer Mutations

Start-Up Offers Digital Health Prescriptions, Raises $1.8M

Texting

A new enterprise that offers electronic health service prescriptions is raising $1.8 million in seed funds and starting a program for prescribing digital health services simultaneously to groups of people. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Offers Digital Health Prescriptions, Raises $1.8M

Scientists, Investors Form $100M+ Tech Venture Fund

Pen and calculator

A group of entrepreneurs and leading scientists in the U.K. unveiled a venture investment fund that plans to back start-up companies developing a wide range of ground-breaking technologies. . . . → Read More: Scientists, Investors Form $100M+ Tech Venture Fund