Thursday, November 23, 2017

Quantum Dots Attached to Antibodies Seek Out, Light Up Tumors in Bright Technicolor

Quantum dots are tiny nanoparticles made of semiconductors that have unusual optical properties. In medicine, they may be very useful because they emit light...

FoodTech: How Engineered Food and Gastronomical Gadgets Affect Your Health

Here on Medgadget, we cover a lot of groundbreaking devices that save lives and improve health. But one often overlooked topic deals with something each...

EasyScan GO: AI Powered Malaria Parasite Counter

EasyScan GO, an AI powered microscope developed by Chinese manufacturer Motic, has the capability to automatically and accurately quantify malaria parasites in a blood...

EYEMATE Implantable Continuous Intraocular Pressure Monitor Validated in Initial Patients

Implandata, a Hannover, Germany firm, just announced that the first patients has been implanted with its EYEMATE continuous intraocular pressure (IOP) monitor and the...

Neuropixel Probe Monitors Brain Activity Across Multiple Brain Regions

An international team of researchers has developed a silicon brain probe that can gather neuronal activity at an unprecedented resolution. The device, called Neuropixel,...

Usono ProbeFix Introduces Continuous, Hands-Free Ultrasound to The World

Usono, a company based in The Netherlands, has created a new kind of ultrasound accessory that is an important diagnostic tool as well as...

Virtual Reality System for Navigating Huge Brain Datasets

Researchers at the Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering and the University of Geneva have developed a virtual reality system for navigating through and...

High-Strength Artificial Cartilage Made from Kevlar

Researchers at the University of Michigan and Jiangnan University in China have developed a type of artificial cartilage using Kevlar, a synthetic fiber better-known...

First Electronic Device for Opioid Withdrawal Therapy Approved by FDA

The FDA has given a regulatory green light to the first device that reduces opioid withdrawal symptoms. The NSS-2 Bridge from Innovative Health Solutions,...

High Speed Video Precisely Captures Blood Cell Velocity

Researchers at ITMO University in Saint Petersburg, Russia, have developed a non-invasive high-speed video capillaroscopy system that can precisely measure the velocity of blood...

Quick and Easy Deuteration and Tritiation of Potential Compounds to Speed Drug Development

During the development of many drugs, radioactive markers and so-called stable labels, typically deuterium and tritium respectively, are often used to trace the destination...

SleepScore Labs Releases Its Contact-Free Sleep Monitoring System

SleepScore Labs, a joint venture between ResMed, a medical firm focused on sleep devices, Pegasus Capital Advisors, and Dr. Mehmet Oz, is releasing the SleepScore...

ABILIFY MYCITE, The First FDA Approved Digital Medicine That Tracks Its Own Ingestion

Proteus Digital Health, a Redwood City firm, and Otsuka Pharmaceutical of Tokyo, Japan won FDA approval for the world’s first digital pill. The ABILIFY...

Spraying Technique Creates Muscle Fibers

A network of muscle fibers grows on spun plastic scaffold. Under a confocal laser scanning microscope the muscle fibers appear in red, and the...

Small, Cheap, Portable Spectrometer for Biological Sample Imaging Anywhere

Optical spectrometers provide a unique view of biological samples. How objects reflect different frequencies of light reveals quite a bit about them, but precise,...

Mirrors Improve Imaging of Biological Specimens by Light Sheet Microscopy

Though we’ve reached the diffraction limit of light in optical microscopes long ago, scientists are continuing to improve the images produced by them. Researchers National...

Multi-Purpose Soft Mist Inhaler Produces Different Size Medication Droplets

Pneuma Respiratory, a young company out of Boone, North Carolina, has announced that it developed a digital soft mist inhaler that can be set...

Popit Sense Accurately Monitors Blister Pack Drug Usage

Smart pill bottle caps have existed for a while now, tracking every time the bottle is accessed. But, most of the world relies on...

A Reminder: Medical Sci-Fi Writing Contest

We are accepting entries in our annual Medical Sci-Fi Writing Contest. You still have time to polish the prose and to twist the story...

Sleep Sensors for Data-Driven Asthma Management: Interview with Tueo Health’s Dr. Bronwyn Harris

About 10% of children between 5-17 years of age, or more than 7 million kids in the US alone, suffer from asthma. In half...