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25 Aug 2022 - 27 Aug 2022

Critical Care

Image: New coin-sized system can read weak electrochemical signals (Photo courtesy of The University of Hong Kong)

Coin-Sized Wearable Biosensing Platform Continuously Monitors Biosignals in Blood

Researchers have developed a coin-sized system that can read weak electrochemical signals, which can be used for personalized health monitoring and measurement of such conditions as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and mental health. More...
15 Aug 2022
Image: Smart bed sensors embedded in hospital mattresses could stop pressure sores (Photo courtesy of University of South Australia)

Smart Bed Sensors Embedded in Hospital Mattresses Could Prevent Bed Sores

Tiny smart bed sensors embedded in hospital mattresses could put an end to painful and potentially life-threatening pressure sores, thanks to a new technology. More...
12 Aug 2022
Image: New research turns CDs into flexible and inexpensive biosensors (Photo courtesy of Binghamton University)

Skin-Worn Biosensors Fashioned from Old CDs Can Monitor Health Markers

New research offers a second life for billions of discarded CDs by turning them into flexible biosensors that can monitor various health conditions and markers. More...
12 Aug 2022
Image: Quanyin Hu’s lab has developed an injectable gel that offers promise for tough-to-treat brain tumors (Photo courtesy of University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Injectable Gel Can Help Patients with Brain Tumor Recover After Surgery

One of the challenges of treating glioblastoma is that surgeons can’t always remove every bit of tumor or glioma stem cells that might linger in the brain. Now, a powerful immunity-boosting postoperative treatment could transform the odds for patients with glioblastoma. More...
09 Aug 2022
Image: Sponge electrodes in a variety of thicknesses (Photo courtesy of ACS Nano 2022)

Low-Cost Sponge Electrodes Improve Signal Detection for Medical Monitoring

Researchers have developed a low-cost, spongy version of the current gold-standard electrodes for electrophysiologic monitoring with improved signal detection that’s made with a surprising template - a sugar cube. More...
05 Aug 2022
Image: Visual representation shows different lung areas and their ventilation situation (Photo courtesy of Fraunhofer IKTS)

High-Tech Vest for Monitoring Lung Function Could Speed Discharge of ICU Patients

A team of researchers has developed a technology whereby noises in the lungs are recorded using a textile vest with integrated acoustic sensors. The signals are then converted and displayed visually using software. In this way, patients can be discharged early from the ICU but can still be monitored continuously. More...
02 Aug 2022
Image: Bacteria-based biohybrid microrobots on a mission to one day battle cancer (Photo courtesy of Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems)

Bacteria-Based Biohybrid Microrobots Seek and Destroy Tumor Cells

Scientists have combined robotics with biology by equipping E. coli bacteria with artificial components to construct biohybrid microrobots that can deliver bacteria mediated tumor therapy. More...
01 Aug 2022

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