A new program initiated by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will focus on making significant advancements in the growing field of synthetic biology. The program could pave the way for the future development of increasingly complex and effective biomedical devices.
With research support from the University of Central Florida, medical device startup NoNeedles Venipuncture is working to develop a new device that uses lasers instead of needles to collect blood samples.
A research team in Taiwan that includes scientists from National Taiwan University Hospital and National Chiao-Tung University has created a device called a pupillometer designed to measure certain conditions in the wearer’s pupil in order to predict the early onset of a complication related to diabetes.
Google has launched a project focused on studying and analyzing the human body in greater detail than ever before by comprehensively cataloging genetic and molecular information. The ultimate goal of the project, which has been dubbed Baseline Study, is to map out a clear picture of what a perfectly healthy human body would look like.
A team of researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) plans to apply their novel 3D printing technique to stem cell research — using the platform to create tissue similar to the natural environment of human stem cells.
England’s National Health Service (NHS) has launched its first mobile pacemaker station in the town of Southampton. The station has been designed to allow patients with pacemakers to conduct regular check-ups without having to visit a doctor.
Researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles have developed a minimally invasive gene transplant procedure that they say could one day provide an alternative to implantable electronic pacemakers.