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DNA Diagnostics in a POC Device

May 23, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cellphone DNA Detector
Bioengineers at UCLA recently found that adding a chemical, hydroxynaphthol blue, to the intercalator dyes that detect certain [MORE]

Lab on a Glove

May 16, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

ACS Lab on a Glove
Quoting this piece: “A recent study published in the journal ACS Sensors describes a novel flexible, [MORE]

Body Temperature Pill

May 2, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

BodyCap e-Celsius-e-Pill
It’s a little hard to imagine why tracking a patient’s GI tract temperature every 30 seconds would be clinically [MORE]

Stryker’s Surgical Robot for Knee Replacements

May 2, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Stryker Mako Robot
About a million arthroplasties (joint replacements) are performed worldwide annually, and many of them are bloody affairs, with [MORE]

Nanoparticle-Enabled Gene Editing

April 18, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

CRISPR Delivery Mechanism
Getting CRISPR-Cas 9 molecules to their target cells without damage or off-targeting has been an obstacle for gene [MORE]

Imaging Atherosclerosis with a Camera Inside Blood Vessels

April 11, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Fiberoptic Scanner
Atherosclerosis—the accumulation of plaque in blood vessels, “hardening” them—is a major cause of cardiovascular disease in the heart and [MORE]

Automated Liquid Biopsy

April 4, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Volcano CTC System
Because tumor cells in blood tend to be larger than blood cells, it’s possible to separate the two [MORE]

Shooting in Stem Cells with a “Skin Gun”

March 28, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

RenovaCare Skin Gun
Remember Cornell University’s “gene gun” in 1987 that used an air pistol to shoot metal particles coated with [MORE]

Transcranial Near-IR Spectroscopy for Locked-In ALS

March 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Oxygen Sensor Locked-in-Syndrome
Can a “locked-in” patient suffering from advanced ALS enjoy life? The question seemed imponderable until Wyss Institute bioengineers [MORE]

Synthetic Anti-Venom Nanoparticle

February 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Snake Milking
With pains-taking trial and error methods (aka “directed evolution”) researchers at the University of California-Irvine have made nanoparticles that [MORE]

Silly Putty as a Vital Signs Sensor

January 31, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Silly Putty Sensor
Mixing a small amount of graphene into the child’s toy “Silly Putty” results in a material that can [MORE]

Soft Tissue Membrane from Umbilical Cord for Modulating Inflammation during Surgery

January 24, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Avive Soft Tissue Membrane
In some cases of nerve grafting, surgeons use a conduit to hold severed endings in place, and [MORE]

Home Vital Signs Monitoring Device

January 24, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

OslerMD Vital Signs
OslerMD (San Diego, CA) is moving toward commercial release of its Rapid Vital Sign Measuring Device, which uses [MORE]

Voice Indicators of Heart Disease

January 17, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cardiac Vocal Biomarker
Is there a “biomarker” for atherosclerosis in the voice of a person with hardened arteries? A Tel Aviv, [MORE]