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Bionic chip records brain cell activity

Bionic chip records brain cell activity
  Brain functions are controlled by millions of brain cells. However, in order to understand how the brain controls functions, such as simple reflexes or learning and memory, we must be able to record the activity of large networks and groups of neurons.
26th October 2016

USB footswitch provides control for epiCam retinal camera

USB footswitch provides control for epiCam retinal camera
Epipole, based in Scotland, is an ethical designer and innovator of medical optical equipment that is focussed on the affordable eradication of preventable blindness. Its hand-held epiCam digital retinal fundus camera provides a low-cost solution to examine, record & store images of the internal structure of the eye - particularly for patients with diabetes where the early detection and treatment of a condition known as diabetic retinopathy can prevent the onset of blindness and other vision complications.
28th September 2016

Nanomachines could aid diagnosis

Professor Eric Henderson, along with former graduate student Divita Mathur, studies how to build nanomachines that may have real-world medical applications someday soon. He and Mathur recently published an article in the peer-reviewed Scientific Reports describing his laboratory’s successful effort to design a nanomachine capable of detecting a mockup of the Ebola virus. He said such a machine would prove valuable in the developing world, where access to diagnostic medical equipment can be rare.
4th July 2016


Micro-camera can be injected with a syringe

Micro-camera can be injected with a syringe
German engineers have created a camera no bigger than a grain of salt that could change the future of health imaging—and clandestine surveillance. Using 3D printing, researchers from the University of Stuttgart built a three-lens camera, and fit it onto the end of an optical fibre the width of two hairs. Such technology could be used as minimally-intrusive endoscopes for exploring inside the human body, the engineers reported in the journal Nature Photonics.
28th June 2016

Boosting microRNA levels may restore chemo sensitivity

Boosting microRNA levels may restore chemo sensitivity
By increasing the level of a specific microRNA (miRNA) molecule, researchers have for the first time restored chemotherapy sensitivity in vitro to a line of human pancreatic cancer cells that had developed resistance to a common treatment drug. If the miRNA molecules can be delivered to cells in the human body - potentially with nanoparticles - the technique might one day be used to battle the chemotherapy resistance that often develops during cancer treatment.
27th May 2016

Microfluidic chip digitises information on living cells

Microfluidic chip digitises information on living cells
Phone calls and text messages reach you wherever you are because your phone has a unique identifying number that sets you apart from everybody else on the network. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are using a similar principle to track cells being sorted on microfluidic chips.
16th May 2016

Using plant tissue to combat cancer

Using plant tissue to combat cancer
A new partnership has been forged between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Phyton Biotech to help the treatment of cancer, Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease using substances produced by plants.
25th April 2016

Temperature MCU monitors & protects medical diagnostic equipment

Temperature MCU monitors & protects medical diagnostic equipment
Laird has developed the SR-54 Series programmable temperature controller that can be incorporated into a thermoelectric assembly (TEA) to add integrated, customisable and precise temperature control for medical diagnostic equipment. Temperature stability is vital in medical diagnostic equipment including ultrasound, MRI, PET, CT, and X-ray machines.
13th April 2016

Micro control valve is whisper quiet

Micro control valve is whisper quiet
Bürkert Fluid Control Systems has recently launched its latest addition to the micro fluidics range, the Type 6712 WhisperValve, which is a plunger type design with media separation, that measures only 7mm wide and has a switching time of less than 5 milliseconds. Designed for medical applications such as dialysis, drug delivery systems and in-vitro diagnostic work as well as precision inkjet printing, this latest development from Bürkert also has a very low switch noise of less than 36dB.
23rd October 2015

Microcontrollers target medical, fitness applications

Microcontrollers target medical, fitness applications
The MAX32620/MAX32621 microcontrollers from Maxim Integrated are now being shipped by distributor Mouser Electronics. The devices are based on the 32-bit RISC ARM Cortex-M4F microcontroller with a floating point unit (FPU), ideally suited for the emerging category of medical and fitness applications. Both devices include 2MBytes of flash and 256kbits of SRAM, with the architecture combining high-efficiency signal-processing functionality with low cost, and ease of use.
25th September 2015


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