19 Jan 2021
Treating Advanced Depression with Stimulation Therapies
When medicines and cognitive behavioral therapy aren't working to improve symptoms of advanced depression, transcranial magnetic stimulation and vagus nerve stimulation are alternative therapies approved by the US Food & Drug Administration that offer hope for a better quality of life.
4 Jan 2021
Immersive Virtual Reality Boosts Spinal Cord Stimulation for Pain
For patients receiving spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain, integration with an immersive virtual reality system - allowing patients to see as well as feel the effects of electrical stimulation on a virtual image of their own body - can enhance the pain-relieving effectiveness of spinal cord stimulation.
10 Dec 2020
Breakthrough Optical Sensor Mimics Human Eye, a Key Step to Better AI
Previous attempts to build a human-eye type of device, called a retinomorphic sensor, have relied on software or complex hardware, but the new sensor's operation is part of its fundamental design, using ultrathin layers of perovskite semiconductors - widely studied in recent years for their solar energy potential - that change from strong electrical insulators to strong conductors when placed in light.
19 Oct 2020
CRISPR Used for Effective Vaccine Against Parasitic Skin Disease
Scientists are planning for Phase 1 human trials of a vaccine they developed by using CRISPR gene-editing technology to mutate the parasite that causes leishmaniasis, a skin disease common in tropical regions of the world.
22 Jun 2020
Directly Printing 3D Tissues Within the Body
A collaboration has produced a specially-formulated bio-ink designed for printing directly in the body.
27 Mar 2020
AI to Estimate Unexploded Bombs From Vietnam War
Researchers have used artificial intelligence to detect Vietnam War-era bomb craters in Cambodia from satellite images - with the hope that it can help find unexploded bombs.
12 Dec 2019
Adding Copper Strengthens 3D Printed Titanium, Study Finds
Successful trials of titanium-copper alloys for 3D printing could kickstart a new range of high-performance alloys for medical device and aerospace applications.
30 Jul 2019
Flexible electronics and smart bandages are key to cost savings
Flexible electronics and smart bandages are key to cost savings in the future of advanced wound care. Advanced wounds, referring to those that are non-healing for more than 4 weeks, are on the rise around the world. This is because there are an increasing number of people with poor wound healing ability, including the rising number of elderly people over 65 years of age, and the rising number of people with Type 2 diabetes.
16 May 2019
Potassium-oxygen batteries that last longer
Researchers have built a more efficient, more reliable potassium-oxygen battery, a step toward a potential solution for energy storage on the power grid and longer-lasting batteries in cell phones and laptops.
25 Mar 2019
New material to help power electronics
Electronics rule our world, but electrons rule our electronics. A research team has discovered a way to simplify how electronic devices use those electrons—using a material that can serve dual roles in electronics, where historically multiple materials have been necessary.
8 Mar 2019
Electrifying wound care: Better bandages to destroy bacteria
Bandages infused with electricity can help heal wounds faster than typical bandages or antibiotics--but for years, researchers have not really understood why. A recent study is offering new clues about the science behind those bandages, and researchers say the findings could help lead to better wound treatment.
1 Feb 2019
World's first study using focused ultrasound to treat epilepsy
In a first-in-world clinical trial, researchers are studying how well focused ultrasound surgery works in adults with a specific type of epilepsy whose seizures are not controlled by medication.
20 Nov 2018
Solar arrays increase plant productivity
Scientists have found a resource to increase agricultural production on dry, unirrigated farmland—solar panels.
12 Oct 2018
Route to flexible electronics made from exotic materials
Engineers have developed a technique to fabricate ultrathin semiconducting films made from a host of exotic materials other than silicon. To demonstrate their technique, the researchers fabricated flexible films made from gallium arsenide, gallium nitride, and lithium fluoride — materials that exhibit better performance than silicon but until now have been prohibitively expensive to produce in functional devices.
23 Jul 2018
Flexible micro-batteries developed for smart wearable electronics
Chinese scientists have developed flexible micro-batteries with high energy density and steady performance under extraordinary high-temperature.
26 Jun 2018
Spotlight on advances in additive manufacturing in aerospace & defense
In IDTechEx Research's latest report Additive Manufacturing and Lightweight Materials for Aerospace and Defense 2018-2028, the focus is on advanced lightweight materials and the rise of additive manufacturing.