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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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Stroke patients use brain-computer interface to move hands

Using a brain-computer interface and exoskeleton device, stoke patients gained the ability to open and close a previously paralyzed hand. The findings, published in Stroke, hope to aid paralyzed stroke patients to regain some aspects of life previously lost to them.

ISDD device reduces blood draw contamination by 88%

Researchers from the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) have reduced false positive in patient blood samples by 88 percent with the SteriPath initial specimen diversion device (ISDD). Findings were published in the May issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases.

One innovation links bad breath, kidney failure

Thanks for a new sensor developed by researchers at the University of Illinois, bad breath can a blessing when it comes to diagnosing kidney failure. Published in Advanced Functional Materials, researchers' findings outline the sensor's development and how it is able to diagnose kidney failure.

Surgical site infections are as seasonal as allergies, warmer weather increases risk

Allergies aren’t the only thing that are seasonal. In a study published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, researchers found the risk of developing surgical site infections (SSI) increased as the weather warms up.

9 recommendations to prevent surgical site infection via patient engagement

Undergoing a surgical procedure is enough to worry about for a patient, yet many have the additional fear of developing surgical site infections (SSIs). A study published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control outlines nine recommendations for patients to take charge of their own care and reduce the chances of developing an SSI using patient engagement. 

Augmented reality gives surgeons x-ray vision in real time

Cambridge Consultants, a product design and development firm, has introduced an augmented reality (AR) surgical system capable of giving surgeons “x-ray vision” in real time. This system aims to improve patient outcomes and reduce surgical risk.

Lab-grown lung organoids mimic human counterpart

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) in New York have successfully grown lung organoids from human pluripotent stem cells. These 3D structures that mimic a fully-grown lung aim to improve research into respiratory diseases.

UT Health cures diabetic mice without side effects

Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center have attempted to eliminate insulin shots for those with type 2 diabetes, focusing on working with mice.

Synthetic retina gives fresh view for visually impaired

The future is bright for visually impaired patients thanks to an Oxford student who has been the first to use synthetic tissue to develop an artificial retina grown in a laboratory. Published in Scientific Reports, the findings show progress in bionic implants to mimic human tissues to treat degenerative eye conditions.

Combination drug therapy cuts ovarian cancer recurrence by 50%

Researchers examining the recurrence rate of women with high-grade serous ovarian cancer, the most common subtype, have found a combination therapy that could reduce recurrence by 50 percent.

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