Posts tagged medicine

More plans for Google’s smart contact lens revealed

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Google’s plans for a contact lens able to measure glucose levels were first announced in a blog post in January. Now the company is teaming up with major contact lens manufacturer Novartis, in order to bring even more features to the lens.

Video: Bio-Bots.

University of Illinois researchers have created robots that move using living muscle tissue.

Video: Human lung grown in lab for the first time.

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Blood cells converted to stem cells in 30 minutes

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A simple idea could be a game changer for stem cell research, after a Japanese team found a way to change blood cells into stem cells in only 30 minutes.

Implantable device generates power indefinitely.

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Implanted devices such as pacemakers have traditionally relied on battery power to function, requiring surgery every time the battery is to be replaced. Now a joint US/Chinese team have developed a device able to generate enough power to potentially keep such devices powered indefinitely, using a

Google’s smart contact lens shown off

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Google have announced in a blog post their work to develop a contact lens with “chips and sensors so small they look like bits of glitter, and an antenna thinner than a human hair”.

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Credit card sized chip quickly diagnoses HIV.

The fluid processing chip works in a battery powered hand held device, and is designed to work in any part of the world for a quick, on-the-spot diagnosis, in less than 20 minutes.

Once in mass production, it is expected the reader would cost less than $1000, and each testing chip less than $10.

Scientists make ‘bullets’ out of light.

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A European team has found a way to create beams of light that focus more intensely as they travel, forming what looks like a bullet out of light.