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Laser Heated Blood Incubator

January 21, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Monash Researchers developed laser blood testing pre-transfusion
Blood typing has become so much more complex (346 different types) that pretesting for [MORE]

Blood Biomarkers for Pain

October 29, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Pain assessment
“Please tell me, on this chart, your pain level from 1 to 10 cartoon faces.”  Hippocrates could have done [MORE]

A Microfluidics Sensor that Detects Sepsis in 25 Minutes

October 15, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Microfluidics sensor for sepsis
Interleukin 6 in a blood sample indicates the body’s response to infection.  Knowing this, MIT engineers have [MORE]

Optical Flow Sensor Measures Blood Flow Velocity

September 10, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Probe measures changes in blood flow
Engineers at Australia’s Flinders University have developed a thin catheter that measures small changes in [MORE]

Microfluidics Device takes Exomes from Blood

April 16, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Pulling exosomes from blood to test for cancer
All cells produce and release exosomes, but tumors do more of both.  And, [MORE]

“The Truth Always Wins:” Theranos

April 2, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Theranos logo
This piece is not what we usually carry, but it deals with innovation in medical technology and should serve [MORE]

A New Blood Volume Analyzer

March 19, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

BVA-100 Blood volume analyzer
Knowing a patient’s blood volume and its constituents is critical information for treating burns, trauma and hemorrhage—and [MORE]

Platelets Grown from Adipose Stem Cells

January 8, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Platelets grown from stem cells
Human donors supply some 4.5 million platelet units worldwide each year.  Shortages exist because donated platelets [MORE]

Complete Blood Count on a Smartphone

November 27, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Essenlix mobile testing device
The Theranos experience might cause pause in enthusiasm for any quick and easy blood analysis platform, but [MORE]

Removing A and B Antigens for O Type Blood

October 23, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Gut bacteria may have key to creating universal blood
It has long been known that A type blood cells have one [MORE]

Proof-of-Concept for Nanobot “Fantastic Voyage”

October 16, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nanorobots
In the 1966 film “Fantastic Voyage,” scientists inside a micro-submarine swam through the blood steam aiming to break up a [MORE]

A Wearable Cytometer

October 9, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Wearable cytometer
Most of the wearable biosensors on the market today monitor heartbeat, respiration and movement.  Others are working on blood [MORE]

Turbulence Propels Stem Cells into Platelets

October 2, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Turbulence activates platelets
In this case, the “martini” is both shaken and stirred.  Japanese stem cell scientists that “turbulence” in a [MORE]

Nanobots for Treating MRSA

August 21, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nanobots grab MRSA bacteria
Using gold nanowires coated with platelets and red blood cells, bioengineers at the University of California in [MORE]