Neuralink wants to test brain-reading implants in paralyzed patients next year

In front of a crowd of techies packed into a planetarium, Elon Musk strode out on stage, waxed philosophical about achieving symbiosis with artificial intelligence, and made his latest ambitious pronouncement in a career that’s been full of them: His startup Neuralink has developed technology meant to be implanted into the brain that’s designed to

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With a Focus on DLP: Researchers 3D Printing High Resolution Tricalcium Phosphate Scaffolds for Bone Regeneration

In ‘Application of high resolution DLP stereolithography for fabrication of tricalcium phosphate scaffolds for bone regeneration,’ researchers examine how to make complex, stable scaffolds based on β-tricalcium. Typically, there are obstacles to finding materials and techniques suitable for creating structures capable of sustaining cell life. Here, the authors are aware of the necessities in tissue

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Continuous Monitoring with Wearable Device Detected Distinct Pulse Wave Patterns in Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Patients as Compared to Healthy Volunteers

MyoKardia today announced the publication of an article titled, “Machine Learning Detection of Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (oHCM) Using a Wearable Biosensor,” in the Nature Partner Journal, Digital Medicine. This research is part of MyoKardia’s efforts aimed at improving the detection, diagnosis and treatment of HCM, and holds the potential to help physicians more easily identify people who

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Putting Patients At The Center of Health Care: Control, Convenience, Comfort And Confidence

“Patient-centered health care” is a well-worn phrase that resonates so well with patients and clinicians alike that it graces hundreds of corporate mission statements. Unfortunately, and despite best intentions, the phrase represents an aspiration that is chronically unrealized in practice.  While “patient-centered health care” refers to a paradigm of care that focuses on the needs,

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Breakthrough Sees First Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm with Noninvasive Implant

The new findings, published in Science Robotics, could help people with paralysis use robotic arms with just their thoughts. A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Minnesota has collaborated to make a breakthrough in the field of noninvasive robotic device control. Using a noninvasive brain-computer interface (BCI), the researchers have revealed

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Wearable tech supports home therapy for kids with autism

One of high tech’s most fabled consumer flops is showing significant promise in helping patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Google quickly found out a few years ago that the public wasn’t quite ready for Glass, its eyeglass frame-carrying combination of camera, computer and display. Stanford University Medical School researchers believed that if they added

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Cells only: UIC Sscaffold-free 3D Bioprinting produces intricate Tissues

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) have developed a scaffold-free 3D bioprinting process. Commonly, biodegradable scaffolds are used to maintain the shape of 3D bioprinted tissue used in regenerative medicine research. However, according to the study published in Materials Horizons, degradation byproducts within the scaffolds can be toxic as well as interfere with the development of cell-to-cell connections of functional tissues.

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