Engineers develop wearable respiration monitor with children's toy
Researchers have developed a wearable, disposable respiration monitor that provides high-fidelity readings on a continuous basis. It's designed to help children with asthma and cystic fibrosis and others with chronic pulmonary conditions.
CRISPR/Cas9 to control genetic inheritance in mice
Biologists have developed the world's first CRISPR/Cas9-based approach to control genetic inheritance in a mammal.
Scientists engineer new CRISPR platform for DNA targeting
CRISPR team harnesses new Cas12b enzyme for use in eukaryotic cells, adding to the CRISPR toolbox.
3D printing method creates objects in one piece
It looks like something you might find aboard the Starship Enterprise. A projector beams a three-dimensional video into a container of photosensitive resin. The video plays while the container rotates for a few minutes — then the fluid drains, leaving behind a complete, fully formed 3D object.
New CRISPR-Cas9 variants can respond to viral proteases
Using a technique called circular permutation, researchers have created a new suite of Cas9 variants called Cas9-CPs, which will simplify design of Cas9-fusion proteins for diverse applications beyond simple DNA cutting, such as base editing and epigenetic modifications.
3D printed sponge to minimise effects of cancer treatment
With the help of sponges inserted in the bloodstream to absorb excess drugs, doctors are hoping to prevent the dangerous side effects of toxic chemotherapy agents or even deliver higher doses to knock back tumors, like liver cancer, that don't respond to more benign treatments.
IDTechEx spoke to HealBe at their booth at CES 2019. They were demonstrating their GoBe 2 and early prototypes of their GoBe 3 device at their booth.
3D printed implant treats spinal cord injury
For the first time, researchers have used rapid 3D printing technologies to create a spinal cord, then successfully implanted that scaffolding, loaded with neural stem cells, into sites of severe spinal cord injury in rats.
CRISPR-based technology to control pests
Combining historical lessons with modern genetic technologies, scientists have developed a new way to control and suppress populations of insects, potentially including those that ravage agricultural crops and transmit deadly diseases.
Can artificial intelligence tell a polar bear from a can opener?
How smart is the form of artificial intelligence known as deep learning computer networks, and how closely do these machines mimic the human brain? They have improved greatly in recent years, but still have a long way to go, a team of cognitive psychologists reports.
Wireless pacemaker for the brain
A new neurostimulator can listen to and stimulate electric current in the brain at the same time, potentially delivering fine-tuned treatments to patients with diseases like epilepsy and Parkinson's.
AI mimics how humans visualize and identify objects
Engineers have demonstrated a computer system that can discover and identify the real-world objects it "sees" based on the same method of visual learning that humans use.
New property in graphene for better solar panels
A new mechanism for ultra-efficient charge and energy flow in graphene, opening up opportunities for developing new types of light-harvesting devices.
IDTechEx met with Stephen Ursenbach and Guy Hatch, CEO and CTO respectively as well as being co-founders of Reveal Biosensors.
BeBop Sensors wins IDTechEx Best Material for Wearables Award
BeBop Sensors announced today that it has won the IDTechEx Wearable USA 2018 Awards - Best New Material Award for BeBop Sensors wearable fabric sensor technology.
Artificial intelligence predicts Alzheimer's years before diagnosis
Artificial intelligence technology improves the ability of brain imaging to predict Alzheimer's disease, according to a study.
Skin-like sensor maps blood-oxygen
Injuries can't heal without a constant influx of blood's key ingredient — oxygen. A new flexible sensor can map blood-oxygen levels over large areas of skin, tissue and organs, potentially giving doctors a new way to monitor healing wounds in real time.
A solar cell that does double duty for renewable energy
In the quest for abundant, renewable alternatives to fossil fuels, scientists have sought to harvest the sun's energy through "water splitting," an artificial photosynthesis technique that uses sunlight to generate hydrogen fuel from water. But water-splitting devices have yet to live up to their potential because there still isn't a design for materials with the right mix of optical, electronic, and chemical properties needed for them to work efficiently.