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06 Feb 2023 - 09 Feb 2023

Technology

Image: A new DNA biosensor could unlock powerful, low-cost clinical diagnostics (Photo courtesy of NIST)

New DNA Biosensor Could Make High-Quality Clinical Diagnostics More Accessible

Typical screening methods for DNA disease biomarkers are often laborious, expensive or uncover limited information. Now, a new biosensor chip featuring an accurate and inexpensive design has the potential to improve accessibility to high-quality diagnostics. More...
26 Jan 2023
Image: Flexible copper sensor made cheaply from ordinary materials (Photo courtesy of University of São Paulo)

Low-Cost Portable Sensor Detects Heavy Metals in Sweat

Expensive equipment and a controlled laboratory environment are usually required to detect heavy metals in body fluids. Researchers have now developed a portable sensor made of simple materials that can detect heavy metals in sweat, which is easily sampled. More...
24 Jan 2023
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Image: The microelectronic fibers fabricated by the thermal drawing process and its fabrics for sweat sensing (Photo courtesy of Jingxuan Wu et al)

Smart Fibers Could Allow T-Shirts to Analyze Electrolytes and Metabolites in Sweat

A team of researchers has developed a microelectronic fiber with microscopic parameters that is capable of analyzing electrolytes and metabolites in sweat. The development could pave the way for fiber-based smart clothes that offer more versatility in terms of functions, larger sensing areas, and greater comfort. More...
23 Jan 2023
Image: The vertical electrochemical transistor is based on a new kind of electronic polymer and a vertical, instead of planar architecture (Photo courtesy of Northwestern University)

Revolutionary Transistor Could Allow Wearable Devices to Measure Sodium and Potassium in Blood

Researchers have developed a revolutionary transistor that could be suitable for lightweight, flexible, high-performance bioelectronics. The electrochemical transistor is compatible with blood and water and can amplify important signals, paving the way for its application in biomedical sensing. More...
23 Jan 2023
Image: The eBiobots are the first wireless bio-hybrid machines, combining biological tissue, microelectronics and 3D-printed soft polymers (Photo courtesy of Yongdeok Kim)

Remotely Controlled Miniature Biological Robots Could Be Used for MIS and Detection of Disease Biomarkers

A team of researchers has developed remotely controlled miniature biological robots that could find potential applications in medicine, such as minimum invasive surgery or detection of cancer within the human body. More...
23 Jan 2023
A new diagnostic tool uses skin as a window to the body and brain (Photo courtesy of Swansea University)

‘Smart Patch’ Detects Alzheimer's Using Microneedle Technology

A new ‘smart patch’ can detect proinflammatory biomarkers of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's by using microneedle technology. The breakthrough in the advancement of transdermal capability could pave the way for the use of ‘smart patches’ to detect certain biomarkers within skin interstitial fluid (ISF) in a “bloodless” manner. More...
19 Jan 2023
Image: Lens used in the development of smart intraocular lenses (Photo courtesy of KIMM)

Smart Intraocular Lens Inserted into the Eye Detects Biomarkers for Alzheimer's

Scientists have developed a smart intraocular lens that can be inserted into the eye to detect biomarkers for Alzheimer's, a degenerative brain disease, and could facilitate early diagnosis of various other neurological diseases. More...
13 Jan 2023


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