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Boston University is one of the leading private research and teaching institutions in the world today, with two primary campuses in the heart of Boston and programs around the world.
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2019
29 May

Machine learning could make antibiotics more effective

Most antibiotics work by interfering with critical functions such as DNA replication or construction of the bacterial cell wall. However, these mechanisms represent only part of the full picture of how antibiotics act.
15 Apr

Blue light could treat superbug infections

Rather than rolling the dice with a multi-drug combination or wasting precious time trying to determine which medicine to prescribe, doctors could soon use a new method for disarming the superbugs: light therapy.
12 Apr

Electrostimulation restores memory

In a groundbreaking study researchers demonstrate that electrostimulation can improve the working memory of people in their 70s so that their performance on memory tasks is indistinguishable from that of 20-year-olds.
14 Feb

Converting Wi-Fi signals to electricity with new 2-D materials

Imagine a world where smartphones, laptops, wearables, and other electronics are powered without batteries. Researchers from MIT and elsewhere have taken a step in that direction, with the first fully flexible device that can convert energy from Wi-Fi signals into electricity that could power electronics.
2018
24 Aug

Smart Materials as Structural Electronics and Electrics 2019-2029

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop, Dr Jon Harrop, Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh and Luke Gear
14 Aug

Soft multifunctional robots get really small

Robots could be safely deployed in difficult-to-access environments, such as in delicate surgical procedures in the human body.
4 Jul

Machine learning algorithm can tell how smart you are

If you've ever lied about your IQ to seem more intelligent, it's time to fess up. Scientists can now tell how smart you are just by looking at a scan of your brain. Actually, to be more precise, the scientists themselves aren't looking at your brain scan; a machine-learning algorithm they've developed is.
19 Jun

RxFunction Inc, creators of walkasins, hires new CFO

Mary E. Anderson is the new Chief Financial Officer of RxFunction, Inc., a start-up medical device company that created walkasins® - the first Wearable Sensory Prosthesis (WSP™) - to help improve balance and gait in patients who experience balance problems due to sensory peripheral neuropathy.
15 May

Plans for Long-Term Clinical Trial for walkasins

RxFunction Inc has announced plans to conduct its first long-term clinical trial of walkasins®, the walk2Wellness study.
11 Apr

Medical start-up RxFunction Inc raises $7.5 million in Series A

Medical start-up RxFunction, Inc., a wearable technology company that created walkasins® - the first Wearable Sensory Prosthesis - has completed its Series A funding round, raising $7.5 million and surpassing the initial funding goal of $5 million.
2017
20 Dec

Invasive and Non-Invasive Neural Interfaces: Forecasts and Applications 2018-2028

IDTechEx Report:
25 Oct

Machine learning used to predict earthquakes in a lab setting

A group of researchers have used machine learning techniques to successfully predict earthquakes.
8 Sep

Low-cost wearables manufactured by hybrid 3D printing

A collaboration has created a new additive manufacturing technique for soft electronics, called hybrid 3D printing, that integrates soft, electrically conductive inks and matrix materials with rigid electronic components into a single, stretchable device.
25 Jul

Neuroprosthetics 2018-2028: Technologies, Forecasts, Players

IDTechEx Report:
7 Mar

Brain-controlled robots

For robots to do what we want, they need to understand us. Too often, this means having to meet them halfway: teaching them the intricacies of human language, for example, or giving them explicit commands for very specific tasks.
2016
18 May

Wearable exosuits for patients with limited mobility

The soft exosuit — which is a soft wearable robot that is the first of its kind — was developed through extensive prototyping that included the involvement of roboticists, mechanical and biomechanical engineers, apparel designers, and software engineers.
2015
9 Nov

Chemist aims to put his nanohoops into future devices

Nanohoops, can be made using both carbon and other atoms. Because they efficiently absorb and distribute energy, they may be useful in solar cells, organic light-emitting diodes or as new sensors or probes for medicine.
2014
8 Oct

Award winning 2-in-1 motor for electric cars

cientists from Nanyang Technological University and German Aerospace Centre have invented a 2-in-1 electric motor which increases the range of electric vehicles.
30 Jul

Generating electricity from humidity

Last year, MIT researchers discovered that when water droplets spontaneously jump away from superhydrophobic surfaces during condensation, they can gain electric charge in the process. Now, the same team has demonstrated that this process can generate small amounts of electricity that might be used to power electronic devices.
2013
18 Apr

Exploiting Nonlinear Mechanisms for Harvesting Vibration Energy

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