The Lancet Digital Health: Real-time flu prediction may be possible using wearable heart rate and sleep tracking devices

First study to evaluate de-identified data from wearable devices on resting heart rate and sleep finds improved real-time prediction of influenza-like illness in 5 US states compared to current surveillance methods The research, published in The Lancet Digital Health journal, demonstrates the potential of data from wearable devices to improve surveillance of infectious disease. Resting heart rate

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Binah.ai App: Detecting Vital Signs Through Video of a Person’s Face. FDA approval required

First-of-its-kind digital health application debuts at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 and receives Innovation Award  Binah.ai, a provider of general health and wellness monitoring tools powered by artificial intelligence (AI), announced today the official launch of its contactless, video-based vital signs monitoring application. Binah.ai leverages AI, signal processing and machine vision capabilities to extract vital

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Augmedics developed surgical xvision system receives FDA approval

The headset is the first augmented-reality guidance system for surgery Yokne’am Illit-based medical-tech company Augmedics recently received US Food and Drug Administration approval for its xvision system. Augmedics founder and CEO Nissan Elimelech told The Jerusalem Post on Monday the xvision system “is the first augmented-reality guidance system for surgery.” At this stage, the headset is

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Combining additive manufacturing with microfluidics: an emerging method for developing novel organs-on-chips

In the recently published ‘Combining additive manufacturing with microfluidics: an emerging method for developing novel organs-on-chips,’ Chinese researchers are exploring a complex but increasingly popular topic in 3D printing, combining the technology with devices like organs-on-chips (OOCs). As additive manufacturing continues to spur on new developments in research and other areas such as education (in

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Improved Electrospinning for Wound Care Applications

In the recently published ‘Bi-Layered Polymer Carriers with Surface Modification by Electrospinning for Potential Wound Care Applications,’ researchers from both Finland and Estonia are exploring electrospinning techniques in polymeric wound-care. For this study, the researchers used a technique combining bi-layered carriers from a blend of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and sodium alginate (SA). These carriers were

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New algorithm detects even the smallest cancer metastases across the entire mouse body

Teams at Helmholtz Zentrum München, LMU Munich and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a new algorithm that enables automated detection of metastases at the level of single disseminated cancer cells in whole mice. Source: HelmholtzZentrum München – German Research Center for Environmental Health Cancer is one of the leading causes of death

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Engineered 3D Polymer and Hydrogel Microenvironments for Cell Culture Applications

In the recently published ‘Engineered 3D Polymer and Hydrogel Microenvironments for Cell Culture Applications,’ authors Daniel Fan, Urs Staufer, and Angelo Accardo explore the world of bioengineering and microenvironments, reviewing the best types of methods, materials, and challenges that must be met. Material properties are one of the most highly discussed topics today in 3D

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Lonza and Allevi Collaborate to Advance 3D Bioprinting

Collaboration brings technology and consumables together for bioprinting for research applications. Lonza brings a broad range of high-quality human-derived primary cells, stem cells and supporting culture media ideally suited for 3D bioprinting. Allevi to offer these components as part of its package of bioprinters, bioinks and software. Allevi and Lonza announce collaboration to bring the

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GE Healthcare and ASLS combine technologies to create integrated 3D Bioprinter and confocal scanner

GE Healthcare Life Sciences and Advanced Solutions Life Sciences (ASLS), a Kentucky-based biotechnology firm, are collaborating to build an integrated 3D bioprinter by combining their respective technologies.  ASLS’ BioAssemblyBot 3D bioprinter will be integrated with GE Healthcare Life Sciences’ IN Cell Analyzer confocal imaging platform, as part of a strategic R&D and distribution partnership. By combining the two technologies, the

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