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'Kidney on a chip' could lead to safer drug dosing

'Kidney on a chip' could lead to safer drug dosing
University of Michigan researchers have used a 'kidney on a chip' device to mimic the flow of medication through human kidneys and measure its effect on kidney cells. The technique could lead to more precise dosing of drugs, including some potentially toxic medicines often delivered in intensive care units.
6th May 2016

Apps help cardiac rehab patients to lose weight

Adding a digital health tool to traditional cardiac rehabilitation appears to help people recovering from a heart attack lose significantly more weight in a relatively short period of time, according to research scheduled for presentation at the American College of Cardiology's 65th Annual Scientific Session. In fact, patients using specially designed health tools on their smartphones and through a Web-based portal lost four times as much weight compared with those undergoing 12 weeks of cardiac rehabilitation alone.
8th April 2016

Heartbeats could be measured wirelessly

Heartbeats could be measured wirelessly
A group of researchers at Kyoto University have developed a technique that measures heartbeats wirelessly. The technology works in real time and, the researchers claim, is as accurate as an electrocardiograph. The sensors work by using millimeter-wave spread-spectrum radar technology and a signal analysis algorithm that identifies signals from the body.
21st January 2016


“Invisibility cloak” can destroy drug-resistant tumors

“Invisibility cloak” can destroy drug-resistant tumors
A new drug delivery method may enable cancer drugs to overcome resistance mechanisms in tumors, resulting in the destruction of cancer cells using 50 times less chemotherapy than is currently required.
19th January 2016

Diabetes ‘breathalyser’ enables non invasive testing

Diabetes ‘breathalyser’ enables non invasive testing
  Applied Nanodetectors is developing a simple breathalyser that will give diabetics a non invasive method for monitoring their daily glucose levels and has the potential to replace the ‘prick test’ methods used today.
14th January 2016

Artificial pancreas trials to begin in the U.S.

Artificial pancreas trials to begin in the U.S.
In the U.S. alone, 1.25 million Americans suffer from type 1 diabetes, a potentially debilitating and life-changing condition. Every year, more and more people are diagnosed, and the only common treatment is regular insulin injections. A research team hoping to revolutionise diabetes treatment has developed an artificial pancreas that automatically detects changing blood sugar levels and administers insulin automatically, as announced by Harvard University.
12th January 2016

Star Trek realness: "Tricorder" tech tracks cancer

When Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy needs to diagnose an ill member of the Starship Enterprise, he simply points his tricorder device at their body and it identifies their disease. Similarly, when Capt. Kirk beams down to an alien world, his tricorder quickly analyses if the atmosphere is safe to breathe. Much like them, Stanford engineers are using microwaves and ultrasound to create a safe and portable way to detect hidden objects.
23rd November 2015

Lab in a needle could revolutionise mobile testing

Lab in a needle could revolutionise mobile testing
Researchers at Houston Methodist, along with collaborators at two major Singapore institutions, have developed a lab in a needle device that could provide instant results to routine lab tests, accelerating treatment and diagnosis by days. This single, self-contained medical device will be effective, for example, in quickly detecting liver toxicity which is a common side effect of chemotherapy.
13th October 2015

Award for new tumour mapping process

Award for new tumour mapping process
  A university researcher has been given a prestigious award for her pioneering work on the production of a computer algorithm to precisely pinpoint the location and size of cancerous tumours in the human body.
22nd September 2015


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