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Crispr Deployed for Programmable Smart Hydrogels

Crispr hydrogel

Bio-engineers developed a process using the gene editing technique Crispr to design gel materials with properties added for drug delivery, diagnostics, and electronic circuits. . . . → Read More: Crispr Deployed for Programmable Smart Hydrogels

Math Model to Gauge Heart Attack Risk from Plaques

Heart, circulation system

An academic-industry collaboration is creating a non-invasive technique to detect rupture-prone plaque build-ups in arteries and predict one’s risk of heart attack. . . . → Read More: Math Model to Gauge Heart Attack Risk from Plaques

Optic Nerve Stimulation Developed as Visual Prosthetic

OpticSeline array

Engineers in Europe developed an electronic device that connects to and stimulates the optic nerve, producing simple visual patterns in lab animals. . . . → Read More: Optic Nerve Stimulation Developed as Visual Prosthetic

Skin Sensor Network Tracks Health Functions

Printed sensor

An engineering team designed sensors that stick on the skin and form a network with radio-frequency signals to track physiological functions. . . . → Read More: Skin Sensor Network Tracks Health Functions

Nanotube Fibers Configured for Heart Repair

Inspecting a fiber

Medical and engineering researchers developed fibers made with nanoscale carbon tubes that in lab animals conducted electrical signals and repaired heart damage. . . . → Read More: Nanotube Fibers Configured for Heart Repair

Neuro Stimulation Reduces Stroke Muscle Weakness

Neurons

A clinical trial shows a non-invasive device stimulating the spinal cord and upper limb muscles reduces spasticity and muscle weakness in people who suffered a stroke. . . . → Read More: Neuro Stimulation Reduces Stroke Muscle Weakness

Darpa Funds Early Disease Detection System

3-D print of influenza virus

The Defense Department’s advanced research agency is underwriting a system that gives an earlier notice of disease outbreaks and pandemics than current methods. . . . → Read More: Darpa Funds Early Disease Detection System

Algorithm Devised for Fast Heart Rhythm Screening

Heartbeat graphic

A machine-learning algorithm used with results from a standard electrocardiogram, is quickly able to detect irregular heart rhythms, a process that often takes much longer. . . . → Read More: Algorithm Devised for Fast Heart Rhythm Screening

Heart Components Produced with 3-D Printing

Bioprinted heart valve

Researchers developed techniques for accurate three-dimensional printing of human heart elements with bio-inks containing the cellular framework on which tissue can grow. . . . → Read More: Heart Components Produced with 3-D Printing

Smart Watch, A.I. Analyzing Human Emotions

Apple smartwatch

A study is underway mapping human emotions with data collected by smart watches and analyzed with an app powered by artificial intelligence. . . . → Read More: Smart Watch, A.I. Analyzing Human Emotions