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The University of California, Irvine was award $8 million to head a group that will develop a brain-computer interface that can restore walking ability and sensation in individuals with a spinal cord injury.

Engineers from Brigham Young University have developed a 'smartfoam' capable of detecting a sport-caused concussion in real time.

Researchers from the State University of New York at Binghamton have developed a non-invasive paper-based sensor patch, capable of measuring blood glucose levels for diabetic patients.

Researchers from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom have developed a genetically engineered common molecule capable of being programmed to fight cancer, influenza and other diseases.

Researchers from the University of Houston have developed an artificial skin, capable of stretching over robotic hands and sense the difference between hot and cold. Findings are published in Science Advances.

 

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In-ear device filters out medical alarms for ICU patients

Medical alarms may be necessary for hospital staff, but they also keep patients awake. Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have developed a wearable capable of silencing audible medical alarms to improve outcomes of patients in the intensive care unit (ICU).

Test and device combination effectively diagnoses concussion symptoms

Concussion diagnoses remain difficult as proper diagnostic devices are short in supply but researchers, in collaboration with Neuro Kenetics, Inc., have developed a new test and device combination to accurately measure concussion symptoms. Findings were published in Wiley Online Library.

3D-printed patch treats smaller ischemic blood vessels

Surgery is one way of treating ischemia, but it becomes exponentially more complicated the smaller the vessels are. Developing a new treatment for the smallest vessels, researchers have started work on 3D printed patches capable of infusing with cells to grow healthy blood vessels. Research is published in the latest issue of Nature Biomedical Engineering.

Wearable lab on a chip could ID bacteria, cancer

Wearables could one day soon analyze sweat for certain proteins to detect breast and lung cancer. A study, published in Lab on a Chip, described the development of biosensor technology for wearable devices to monitor health and identify bacteria and viruses.

Microsoft develops deep learning tool to combat SIDS

Data scientists form Microsoft have donated a newly developed research tool to Seattle Children’s Research Institute to advance research into sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The tool will also be available to researchers around the globe.

New transplant technique could improve outcomes for type 1 diabetics

In innovative technique, combining a new hydrogel material with blood vessel growth protein, could increase transplantation success rates with insulin-producing islet cells in patients with type 1 diabetes. Findings are published in the latest issue of Science Advances.

Increasing complexity in aortic dissection reduces complications, improves outcomes—but mortality remains constant

When it comes to type A aortic dissection, cardiac surgeons have increasingly opted to perform more complex operations to reduce complications and improve postoperative care. A study, published online June 6 in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, examined cardiac surgeries from 2003 to 2015 to examine the association between a procedure’s complexity and risks faced by the patient.

Patch for at-home use detects sleep apnea

Researchers have developed a wearable patch to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea at all severity levels. Researchers, who published findings in Sleep, aimed to create a cost-effective, lightweight wearable to monitor patients without disrupting sleep patterns.

Wearable system gives visually impaired patients a new view

Researchers from the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a wearable system for the visually impaired that offers a more comprehensive view of their surroundings. Findings were presented at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation.

Pocket colposcope allows in-home screenings for cervical cancer

Screening for cervical cancer could one day be done in a woman’s home. Researchers from Duke University, published their findings in PLOS One, have developed a handheld device that combines complex cervical screening tools.

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