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  • Mantis Shrimp-Inspired Camera to Detect Tumors During Surgery
    by Conn Hastings on May 11, 2021 at 6:59 pm

    Researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have developed a hexachromatic camera that can assist with tumor imaging during surgical removal. The device is inspired by the mantis shrimp which can perceive twelve colors, compared with just three colors that can be perceived by the human eye. The new camera can visualize tumors in the

  • New Bioprinting Technique to Make Artificial Cartilage Implants
    by Conn Hastings on May 10, 2021 at 1:38 pm

    Researchers at the University of Alberta have developed a method to 3D print cartilage-like materials consisting of a collagen hydrogel containing human chondrocytes. The printed structures mimic human nasal cartilage in terms of its mechanical, molecular and histological characteristics. The researchers hope the technology could lead to personalized cartilage implants for skin cancer patients who

  • Sweat Sensor for Non-Invasive Glucose Measurement
    by Conn Hastings on May 7, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    Researchers at the University of California San Diego have developed a sweat sensor that measures glucose levels on the skin and converts those readings into accurate blood sugar estimates. As glucose levels in sweat can vary from person to person, the sensor incorporates algorithms that personalize the measurement for each user, requiring finger-prick calibration once

  • Phonon Probe to Image Tissues Ultrasonically at Nanoscale
    by Medgadget Editors on May 5, 2021 at 5:41 pm

    Visual signs of disease can often be spotted within affected tissues, and advances in histopathology have provided clinicians with powerful diagnostic tools to spot those signs. Microscopes are the cornerstone of this trade, and although they have proven to be extremely useful, they do suffer from some limitations. They are effectively 2D imaging devices that

  • Sugar Coated Brain Implants
    by Conn Hastings on May 5, 2021 at 5:37 pm

    Researchers at McGill University in Canada have developed a method to create and deliver brain implants that are a similar in consistency to the brain itself, which is a soft gelatinous tissue. The delicate silicone implants are created using sugar molds and delivered using a sugar needle, and their delicate consistency helps to ensure that

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