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Institute Developing Phone-Linked Graphene Sensors

Wearable graphene sensor patch

A research institute is developing sensors made with graphene, worn like a patch on the skin, and connect to a mobile phone to measure key health indicators. . . . → Read More: Institute Developing Phone-Linked Graphene Sensors

Laser Treatments Tested for Cancer Side Effects

Green laser beams

Researchers from University at Buffalo are evaluating low-level lasers as a treatment for oral mucositis, a painful adverse effect of cancer chemo and radiation therapy. . . . → Read More: Laser Treatments Tested for Cancer Side Effects

Drug Discovery Start-Up Gains $400M Financing

Glasses, computer screens

A 2 year-old company using computational techniques to find protein-targeting drugs raised $400 million in new financing, led by the venture funding arm of Softbank. . . . → Read More: Drug Discovery Start-Up Gains $400M Financing

Bluetooth Data Added to Ingestible Capsules

Wireless ingestible sensor

Engineers created a sensor device, which in tests with pigs can be packed into a capsule, swallowed, and communicate wirelessly for weeks with Bluetooth protocols. . . . → Read More: Bluetooth Data Added to Ingestible Capsules

3-D Printed Scaffolds with Stem Cells, Sensors Studied to Repair Bones

3-D printed bone scaffold

A bioengineering lab at University of Arizona is researching new techniques with three-dimensional printing, stem cells, and sensors to repair severe bone fractures. . . . → Read More: 3-D Printed Scaffolds with Stem Cells, Sensors Studied to Repair Bones

NASA Boosts 3-D Printing, Lasers in Space Manufacturing

Glass-metal welding samples

The federal government’s space agency is supporting two projects for improving the capabilities of astronauts to create and repair their equipment during space travel. . . . → Read More: NASA Boosts 3-D Printing, Lasers in Space Manufacturing

Bio-Friendly Film Material Devised from Silk, Carbon Nanotubes

Carbon nanotubes

Materials scientists and engineers developed a new material with the natural mechanical and degradable properties of silk, but configured as a film better suited for flexible biomedical devices. . . . → Read More: Bio-Friendly Film Material Devised from Silk, Carbon Nanotubes

Nerve Stimulation Reduces Pain, Fatigue from Lupus

Neurons illustration

Results from a clinical trial show external stimulation of a major nerve in the body helps relieve pan and fatigue in people with systemic lupus erythematosus, more commonly known as lupus. . . . → Read More: Nerve Stimulation Reduces Pain, Fatigue from Lupus

NIH Supporting Electronic Neuro Drug Test Technology

Neurons

A university spin-off enterprise is receiving funds from National Institute of Mental Health to develop a simple, reliable electronic device to evaluate effects of neurological drugs on brain cells. . . . → Read More: NIH Supporting Electronic Neuro Drug Test Technology

Electro-Pharmaceutical Device Tested to Heal Nerve Injuries

Neuron

An implanted electronic device is shown in tests with lab rats to help heal peripheral nerve injuries, after which the device degrades and is absorbed into the body. . . . → Read More: Electro-Pharmaceutical Device Tested to Heal Nerve Injuries