Artificial Intelligence more like the doctor

Artificial intelligence (AI) is an important innovation in diagnostics, because it can quickly learn to recognize abnormalities that a doctor would also label as a disease. But the way that these systems work is often opaque, and doctors do have a better “overall picture” when they make the diagnosis. In a new publication, researchers from Read more about Artificial Intelligence more like the doctor[…]

Researchers take a step closer to 3D printing living tissues in patients

In the TV series Westworld, human body parts are built on robotic frames using 3D printers. While still far from this scenario, 3D printers are being increasingly used in medicine. For example, 3D printing can be used to produce parts of the body such as orthopedic joints and prosthetics, as well as portions of bone, Read more about Researchers take a step closer to 3D printing living tissues in patients[…]

Telemedicine transforms response to COVID-19 pandemic in disease epicenter

A rapid increase in “virtual” visits during the COVID-19 pandemic could transform the way physicians provide care in the United States going forward, according to a new study led by researchers from NYU Grossman School of Medicine. The findings, published online this week in the Journal of the American Informatics Association, captures the largest experience Read more about Telemedicine transforms response to COVID-19 pandemic in disease epicenter[…]

MICROMACHINES for a better chance to fight disease

Would you like to be able to find out which antibiotic combination works best for a particular patient? And do it in just 12 or maybe even 6 hours, in a point-of-care? Or maybe search for antibodies in thousands of samples at a time? It’s all possible with a new device invented by scientists from Read more about MICROMACHINES for a better chance to fight disease[…]

A new biosensor for the COVID-19 virus

A team of researchers from Empa, ETH Zurich and Zurich University Hospital has succeeded in developing a novel sensor for detecting the new coronavirus. In future it could be used to measure the concentration of the virus in the environment – for example in places where there are many people or in hospital ventilation systems. Read more about A new biosensor for the COVID-19 virus[…]

A new Rescue Drone can be widely used to save people

The School of Design and Human Engineering (DHE) at UNIST has announced that its rescue drone design concept, ‘911$ Rescue Drone’ has been honored at the international design competition, iF Design Awards 2020. The 911$ Rescue Drone, proposed by Professor Yunwoo Jeong’s design team, comprised of Ga-eul Han, Jinhee Cha, Choeun Park, Jungmu Lee, and Read more about A new Rescue Drone can be widely used to save people[…]

Augmented reality may assist cardiologists plan and perform complex procedures

Augmented reality (AR), a technology that superimposes computer-generated information on a user’s view of the real world, offers a new platform to help physicians better visualize complex medical data, particularly before and during medical procedures. A new self-contained AR device aims to provide an immersive AR experience in which surgeons can interactively explore data in Read more about Augmented reality may assist cardiologists plan and perform complex procedures[…]

CORONAVIRUS

COVID-19 – New EU aid package

To boost global preparedness, prevention and containment of the virus the Commission announces today a new aid package worth €232 million. Part of these funds will be allocated immediately to different sectors, while the rest will be released in the next months. “As cases continue to rise, public health is the number one priority. Whether it be boosting preparedness in Europe, in China or Read more about COVID-19 – New EU aid package[…]

4D printing will allow minimally invasive, pain-free and easy-to-use microneedles for delivering drugs

Painful hypodermic needles may not be needed in the future to give shots, inject drugs and get blood samples. With 4D printing, Rutgers engineers have created tiny needles that mimic parasites that attach to tissues and could replace hypodermic needles, according to a study in the journal Advanced Functional Materials. While 3D printing builds objects layer by Read more about 4D printing will allow minimally invasive, pain-free and easy-to-use microneedles for delivering drugs[…]

Speeds up wound healing with handheld 3D skin printer

A new handheld 3D printer can deposit sheets of skin to cover large burn wounds – and its “bio ink” can accelerate the healing process. The device, developed by a team of researchers from the University of Toronto Engineering and Sunnybrook Hospital, covers wounds with a uniform sheet of biomaterial, stripe by stripe. The bio Read more about Speeds up wound healing with handheld 3D skin printer[…]

Registry data for the benefit assessment of drugs

Particularly in the case of accelerated drug approvals and drugs for rare diseases (orphan drugs), the evidence available at the time of market access is often insufficient for the early benefit assessment of drugs. Often, the studies are too short or no data on patient-relevant outcomes were collected. Comparisons with the German standard of care Read more about Registry data for the benefit assessment of drugs[…]

How fast is our energy brain

Researchers from the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN) used a new technique to show how electrical impulses are traveling with high speed in the brain. It appears that myelin, the sheath around neurons, creates a coaxial cable producing multiple waves of electrical potentials traveling in a more complicated manner than was envisioned earlier. These findings Read more about How fast is our energy brain[…]