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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England to fast-track tumour agnostic drugs like Vitrakvi – if the price is right Simon

Stevens calls for ‘fair prices’ from companies NHS England’s chief executive Simon Stevens was in Manchester this week at the NHS Confederation conference, delivering his latest vision of what lies ahead for the health service. Among his many announcements, he told NHS managers that patient services would have to continue to evolve, and sent a

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“Nanoemulsion” gels offer new way to deliver drugs through the skin

Novel materials made with FDA-approved components could deliver large payloads of active ingredients. MIT chemical engineers have devised a new way to create very tiny droplets of one liquid suspended within another liquid, known as nanoemulsions. Such emulsions are similar to the mixture that forms when you shake an oil-and-vinegar salad dressing, but with much

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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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Forced organ harvesting of political prisoners in China, independent tribunal concludes

An extraordinarily disturbing portrait of systematic forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience in China has been revealed in the final judgement of an independent panel established to investigate the issue. The report details evidence of an organized infrastructure harvesting organs that targets persecuted groups including the Falun Gong and the Uyghurs. Set up in

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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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Bioprinting World Map

With 109 established bioprinting companies and many entrepreneurs around the world showing interest in the emerging field, it’s just a matter of time before it becomes one of the most sought after technologies. Mapping the companies that make up this industry is a good starting point to understand the bioprinting ecosystem, determine where most companies

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Some stem cell experts want to be excluded by a film after funding source revealed

If there’s anything that drives legitimate stem cell scientists up a wall, it’s their being lumped in with clinics offering unwary customers supposedly effective disease treatments through stem cell injections. So you can understand why a documentary series titled “The Healthcare Revolution,” which is partially funded by a network of clinics that are hawking unproven therapies and

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