New tool may help humans and robots work together in close proximity

A new tool for predicting a person’s movement trajectory may help humans and robots work together in close proximity. In 2018, researchers at MIT and the auto manufacturer BMW were testing ways in which humans and robots might work in close proximity to assemble car parts. In a replica of a factory floor setting, the

New tool may help humans and robots work together in close proximity

Improved therapies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy?

A new multi-institution study spearheaded by researchers at Florida State University and the University of California, Los Angeles suggests a tiny protein could play a major role in combating heart failure related to Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), the most common lethal genetic disorder among children. In collaboration with scientists from across the nation, FSU researchers

Improved therapies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy?

Nuclear decommissioning robots

Lancaster University engineers are developing computer systems for robots dealing with hazardous nuclear waste. The software will make the robots semi-autonomous – simplifying human control, which has to be done remotely due to the highly radioactive environments in which the robots operate. The software has the potential to significantly speed-up decommissioning operations, while also retaining

Nuclear decommissioning robots

A microfluidic organ chip model of the human blood-brain barrier for development of brain-targeting therapeutics

Microfluidic Organ Chip model of human blood-brain barrier that recapitulates in vivo barrier functions offers new preclinical tool for development of brain-targeting therapeutics Like airport security barriers that either clear authorized or block unauthorized travelers and their luggage from accessing central operation areas, the blood-brain barrier (BBB) tightly controls the transport of essential nutrients and

A microfluidic organ chip model of the human blood-brain barrier for development of brain-targeting therapeutics

Taking CT scanning and diagnosis to the next level with a big increase in resolution and scale

To diagnose and treat diseases like cancer, scientists and doctors must understand how cells respond to different medical conditions and treatments. Researchers have developed a new way to study disease at the cellular level. Dr. Keith Cheng, distinguished professor of pathology, pharmacology and biochemistry and molecular biology at Penn State College of Medicine, and a team

Taking CT scanning and diagnosis to the next level with a big increase in resolution and scale

Electro stimulation of the vagus nerve could provide a novel treatment approach for patients with rheumatoid arthritis

The results of a pilot study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) suggest that electro stimulation of one of the nerves connecting the brain to the body (the vagus nerve), could provide a novel treatment approach for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. “This is a really exciting development. For many patients

Electro stimulation of the vagus nerve could provide a novel treatment approach for patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Identifying malignant tissue in brain tumours during surgery with an artificial nose

An artificial nose developed at Tampere University, Finland, helps neurosurgeons to identify cancerous tissue during surgery and enables the more precise excision of tumours. Electrosurgical resection using devices such as an electric knife or diathermy blade is currently a widely used technique in neurosurgery. When tissue is burned, tissue molecules are dispersed in the form

Identifying malignant tissue in brain tumours during surgery with an artificial nose

It’s Here: Salmonella resistant to antibiotics of last resort

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found a gene that gives Salmonella resistance to antibiotics of last resort in a sample taken from a human patient in the U.S. The find is the first evidence that the gene mcr-3.1 has made its way into the U.S. from Asia. There are more than 2,500 known serotypes of Salmonella. In the

It’s Here: Salmonella resistant to antibiotics of last resort

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