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Oxford University leading research on programmable nucleic acid drugs

Oxford University leading research on programmable nucleic acid drugs

A consortium led by the University of Oxford researchers has been awarded £8m of funding to unlock the potential of programmable nucleic acid drugs.  Programmable...
Can astrophysics measure the body clock in hospital patients?

Can astrophysics measure the body clock in hospital patients?

A team from the University of Manchester have adapted a technique originally developed to analyse stars, to measure the human body clock. Astrophysics is used...
Harnessing generative design for knee implants

Harnessing generative design for knee implants

An advanced design technique, used in aerospace and automotive industries, could revolutionise personalised medical devices, such as knee implants. Researchers at the University of Birmingham,...
Researchers use 3D bioprinting to develop a diabetes treatment 

Researchers use 3D bioprinting to develop a diabetes treatment 

Queen’s University Belfast researchers have designed a new bandage treatment using 3D bioprinting, which could revolutionise diabetes treatment.  Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes...
MRI technique shows the cause behind long Covid symptoms

MRI technique shows the cause behind long Covid symptoms

An innovative lung-imaging technique developed by Western University shows what potentially causes long Covid symptoms. Long Covid has been widely reported, and sufferers report symptoms...
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Robot-powered clothing alleviates cerebral palsy symptoms in children

A $1.5 million grant is enabling engineers at UC Riverside to pioneer robotic clothing to mitigate cerebral palsy symptoms among children. Cerebral palsy causes children...
Empowering people across integrated care systems through digital technology

Empowering people across integrated care systems through digital technology

The Digital Healthcare Council outlines why we need to empower people with digital technology that makes a difference to patients. In the UK, there is...
The future of standardising medical 3D printing 

Transforming personalised medicine with medical 3D printing

Korean researchers are paving the way for medical 3D printing and 3D scanning with new international standards that could transform personalised medicine.  The Electronics and...
Using robots during cancer surgery

Using robots during cancer surgery

Dr Yuhang Chen, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the world-leading National Robotarium, explains how a new project that brings together experts from hospitals,...
Lithium level can now be measured without blood test

Lithium levels can now be measured without blood tests

Scientists have reported the invention of a tiny sensor that can detect lithium levels from sweat on the surface of a fingertip.   Lithium is used...
Azenta announces acquisition of B Medical Systems

Azenta announces acquisition of B Medical Systems

Azenta Inc. has announced its agreement to acquire B Medical Systems, a market leader in temperature-controlled storage and transportation solutions. In an exciting development, Azenta...
New COVID-19 rapid test provides results in 23 minutes

New COVID-19 rapid test provides results in 23 minutes

Researchers have developed a low-cost, portable COVID-19 rapid test that provides results in 23 minutes. Two teams from Columbia Engineering and Rover diagnostics have joined...
hip replacement surgery

Robot-assisted hip replacement surgery trialled in the NHS

Robots and humans are set to compete against each other in a new NHS trial to determine if robot-assisted hip replacement surgery can one...
drone delivery

NHS unveil world’s first drone delivery service for chemotherapy

The NHS has revealed that it will be trialling the world's first drone delivery service for chemotherapy. This groundbreaking innovation will get life-saving treatments...
Smart global healthcare and the future of MedTech

Smart global healthcare and the future of MedTech

The future of MedTech and healthcare is in our hands and in our homes, writes Angelica Kohlmann, Founder of Bloom Diagnostics. Whether it’s our phones,...
Could an electronic tattoo revolutionise blood pressure monitoring?

Could an electronic tattoo revolutionise blood pressure monitoring?

Researchers have developed an electronic tattoo that delivers continuous blood pressure monitoring at high accuracy. Blood pressure is the most vital indicator of heart health,...
Metals in urine could detect acute kidney injury in very early stages

Metals in urine could detect acute kidney injury in very early stages

Certain metals in urine could provide useful insight into clinical biomarkers for acute kidney injury in the early stages. Acute kidney injury is a sudden...
Reliable ultra-low freezers for the storage of cancer biomarkers

Reliable ultra-low freezers for the storage of cancer biomarkers

With solutions specifically designed to optimise the storage of vital samples, B Medical Systems is playing a vital role in cancer biomarker research. The use...
Is a mobile app the future for insomnia treatment?

Is a mobile app the future for insomnia treatment?

Say goodbye to sleeping pills! NICE recommends offering a new form of insomnia treatment using a mobile app. Sleepio could soon be deployed as an...
New hope for treating cognitive impairment in Parkinson’s patients

New hope for treating cognitive impairment in Parkinson’s patients

Ultra-powerful 7T MRI scanners could revolutionise treatment for cognitive impairment in Parkinson’s patients. Parkinson’s disease is a brain disorder characterised by symptoms such as shaking,...

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