More accurate brain scan diagnosis for strokes and dementia using artificial intelligence

New software, created by scientists at Imperial College London and the University of Edinburgh, has been able to identify and measure the severity of small vessel disease, one of the commonest causes of stroke and dementia. The study, published in Radiology, took place at Charing Cross Hospital, part of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Researchers say

More accurate brain scan diagnosis for strokes and dementia using artificial intelligence

Cheap and easy plug-and-play diagnostic devices for everyone

Modular blocks could enable labs around the world to cheaply and easily build their own diagnostics. Researchers at MIT’s Little Devices Lab have developed a set of modular blocks that can be put together in different ways to produce diagnostic devices. These “plug-and-play” devices, which require little expertise to assemble, can test blood glucose levels

Cheap and easy plug-and-play diagnostic devices for everyone

A blood test for pancreatic cancer that takes less than 1 hour?

Pancreatic cancer is expected to become the second deadliest cancer in the United States by 2030. It is tough to cure because it is usually not discovered until it has reached an advanced stage. But a new diagnostic test developed by researchers at UC San Diego shows promise for detecting the disease earlier. The test,

A blood test for pancreatic cancer that takes less than 1 hour?

On the way to sunshine + pollution = renewable hydrocarbons

A new technology from U of T Engineering is taking a substantial step towards enabling manufacturers to create plastics out of two key ingredients: sunshine and pollution. Today, non-renewable fossil fuels not only provide the raw material from which plastics are made, they are also the fuel burned to power the manufacturing process, producing climate-warming

On the way to sunshine + pollution = renewable hydrocarbons

The strongest bio-material that has ever been made bests even steel and silk

Novel method transfers superior nanoscale mechanics to macroscopic fibres At DESY’s X-ray light source PETRA III, a team led by Swedish researchers has produced the strongest bio-material that has ever been made. The artifical, but bio-degradable cellulose fibres are stronger than steel and even than dragline spider silk, which is usually considered the strongest bio-based

The strongest bio-material that has ever been made bests even steel and silk

Whole genome sequencing can comprehensively and cost-effectively determine differences in individuals’ blood types with more than 99 percent accuracy

Most people are familiar with A, B, AB and O blood types, but there are hundreds of additional blood group “antigens” on red blood cells – substances that can trigger the body’s immune response – that differ from person to person. Each year, up to 16 deaths reported to the Federal Drug Administration are attributed

Whole genome sequencing can comprehensively and cost-effectively determine differences in individuals’ blood types with more than 99 percent accuracy

Engineers have created a 3D-printed smart gel that can walk underwater, grab objects and move them

New technology has biomedical, soft robot and other applications Rutgers University–New Brunswick engineers have created a 3D-printed smart gel that walks underwater and grabs objects and moves them. The watery creation could lead to soft robots that mimic sea animals like the octopus, which can walk underwater and bump into things without damaging them. It

Engineers have created a 3D-printed smart gel that can walk underwater, grab objects and move them

A new microrobotics manufacturing system that pushes forward the frontiers of optical nanotechnologies

Nanorobotics team demonstrates their new capability to manufacture optical nanotechnologies. A French nanorobotics team from the Femto-ST Institute in Besançon, France, assembled a new microrobotics system that pushes forward the frontiers of optical nanotechnologies. Combining several existing technologies, the µRobotex nanofactory builds microstructures in a large vacuum chamber and fixes components onto optical fiber tips

A new microrobotics manufacturing system that pushes forward the frontiers of optical nanotechnologies

Probiotics can decrease the mortality rate due to nosemosis in bees by up to 40%

Adding probiotics to bees’ food helps make them more resistant to nosemosis, a fungal infection associated with colony collapse disorder that has been observed in Europe and North America over the past 20 years. Probiotics can decrease the mortality rate of this infection in bees by up to 40%, report researchers at Université Laval in the

Probiotics can decrease the mortality rate due to nosemosis in bees by up to 40%

New low-cost medical imaging and drug discovery tools

Team led by Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley researchers exploits tiny defects in diamonds to pave the way for enhanced biological imaging and drug studies It may sound contradictory, but diamonds are the key to a new technique that could provide a very-low-cost alternative to multimillion-dollar medical imaging and drug-discovery devices. An international team led

New low-cost medical imaging and drug discovery tools

Making back surgery safer, faster and less expensive with a new imaging system

Dartmouth engineers and physicians develop innovative stereovision system Researchers at Dartmouth College have found a way to make back surgery safer, faster and more cost effective. MRIs and CT scans help surgeons identify spine problems, like compressed vertebrae or herniated disks, but finding a clear path to those problem areas is not always as straightforward.

Making back surgery safer, faster and less expensive with a new imaging system

Could the pandemics of fatty liver disease and prediabetes be mitigated by finding the molecular switch?

Carbs, Fats and Protein: One molecule to rule them all? Duke researchers have identified a key fork in the road for the way the liver deals with carbohydrates, fats and protein. They say it could be a promising new target for combating the pandemics of fatty liver disease and prediabetes. The finding is an outgrowth

Could the pandemics of fatty liver disease and prediabetes be mitigated by finding the molecular switch?

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