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.
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.
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
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.