An Insulin Switch

October 19, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Synthetic switch into insulin
“To test the functional coupling between insulin’s “hinge opening” and receptor activation, we [Indiana University] inserted an [MORE]

AI in Monitoring Self-Dosing

May 25, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Assessing medication self-administration using AI
Computer/artificial intelligence researchers at MIT “present a contactless and unobtrusive artificial intelligence (AI) framework that can [MORE]

Breathanalyzer for Blood Sugar

March 16, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Breathalyzer for blood sugar monitoring
From research at National Taiwan Normal University: “The breathalyzer can analyze the changes in carbon dioxide [MORE]

A Possible Urine Test for Cancers and Metabolic Syndrome

March 16, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Pillar-like molecules as biosensors
Japanese biochemists report that a pillar shaped compound can bind with the metabolite 1-methylnicotinamide to form a [MORE]

Microbiome v Genetics

March 9, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Gut microbiome
“This work utilized data from 1,100 individuals in the UK. It showed that the human microbiome was more closely [MORE]

Tear Analysis from a Contact Lens

February 9, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Biosensor contact lens
“Researchers at the Terasaki Institute in Los Angeles have developed a prototype of a contact lens that can [MORE]

Glucose Monitoring Earring

February 2, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

The Sense Glucose Earring
Still in the r&d realm, this piece describes a wearable jewelry that monitors blood sugar levels.   “The [MORE]

Wearable, Continuous Glucose Monitors

November 24, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Continuous glucose monitoring
The kind of wearable glucose monitors that show up in television advertising affixed to the arm or abdomen [MORE]

Intestinal Film Blocks Glucose Uptake in T1 Diabetes

November 3, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Self-assembling film blocks glucose absorption in GIT
“The researchers [at MIT] found that if dopamine is combined with a small amount [MORE]

Microbial Nanocellulose in a Wearable Sensor

October 20, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Microbial nanocellulose sweat sensor
Microbial nanocellulose is a skin substitute, already used in wound dressings.  Researchers at the University of São [MORE]

Stem Cell Therapy for T1 Diabetes

October 6, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Human islet-like organoids express insulin
“Using stem cell technology, Salk researchers generated the first human insulin-producing pancreatic cell clusters able to [MORE]

Electrogenetic Control

August 4, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Implant and circuit board for electronic insulin release
Swiss bioengineers show how an electronic device can release insulin in the body: [MORE]

3D Imaging of Peripheral Nerve Damage from Diabetes

July 28, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Diabetic peripheral nerves
Imaging scientists at Sweden’s University of Lund write: “Here we demonstrate the feasibility of X-ray phase contrast holographic [MORE]

A Saliva Test for Diabetes

June 16, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectroscopy
Researchers mainly at the Federal University of Uberlandia (Minas Gerais, Brazil) have used [MORE]