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  • Microneedle patch designed to detect skin cancer early

    The approach includes a patch outfitted with microneedles capable of detecting tyrosinase — an enzyme that is a biomarker for malignant melanoma — directly in the skin.

  • Researchers eyeing far UV-C for preventing airborne transmissions of COVID-19

    With its shorter wavelength of 222 nm — which is shorter than conventional germicidal UV-C light with its wavelength of 254 nm — far UV-C light reportedly does not penetrate as deeply into tissue as conventional UV-C light.

  • New biocompatible bandage promises to expedite wound healing

    The biocompatible bandage can reportedly reduce the incidence of inflammation in burn wounds, which can encourage the generation of oxygen free radicals that subsequently impede the healing process.

  • New auto dilution system to transform lab efficiency

    The automation workflow solution is designed to increase productivity, lower cost of ownership and improve the overall efficiency within the laboratory.

  • New project developing gas-sensing detector for large cities and towns

    The project, dubbed PASSEPARTOUT, is developing its air quality monitoring system using laser technology for detecting even small concentrations of toxic gases in densely populated regions.

  • Breath test designed to monitor antibiotic concentrations

    The team is examining whether exhaled breath might be a painless and suitable alternative to blood analysis for the therapeutic monitoring of antibiotics.

  • New sensor tech measures oxygen content of breath

    The 26 mm device can be added to a breathing mask or ventilator using a T-connector and could potentially serve as a replacement for current technology used to measure blood oxygen levels.

  • Biometric dog collar shows promise as an early warning system for earthquakes

    The biometric dog collar reportedly measures pulse, heart-rate variability, temperature and respiration, while also verifying a dog’s stress level as that real-time data gets sent to PetPace.

  • New GO spray coating promises to improve the antiviral protection of face masks

    The researchers selected graphene oxide (GO) — with its antiviral properties and ability to render viruses non-infectious while prohibiting viral replication and propagation — to develop the coating for biodegradable face masks.

  • Nanotweezers speed phage therapy advances

    The technique uses light to manipulate and identify individual bacteriophages without the need for chemical labels.

  • Smartphone swabs offer new toxicology testing path

    The approach was developed to help clinicians better understand what drugs people are taking and when so as to improve the treatment of patients suspected of overdosing.

  • Leech-like device to draw blood for medical diagnostics

    To painlessly and accurately draw blood samples, the new device uses a combination of microneedles and a suction cup.

  • Using AI to detect parasites in stool samples

    The researchers trained and tested an AI application on roughly 1,300 stool samples from children in Kenya.

  • BMF receives FDA 510(k) clearance for UltraThineer cosmetic veneer material

    Zirconia materials are now qualified for use in the production of the world’s thinnest cosmetic veneers.

  • Silicone pressure-sensitive adhesive tapes: Engineering marvels shaping modern industry

    Consider the multifaceted significance of silicone pressure-sensitive tapes and explore their myriad applications and the pivotal roles they play across diverse industries.

  • New AI device detects heart failure through foot volume

    The telemonitoring solution uses an infrared time-of-flight 3D camera to automatically scan the discharged patient’s bare feet for signs of peripheral edema.

  • New plasma irradiation technique expedites bone healing

    A team of researchers from Japan’s Osaka Metropolitan University is using a plasma irradiation treatment to expedite bone healing.

  • How to bring structured illumination to a standard microscope

    Convert a conventional optical microscope into a high-resolution structured illumination microscopy instrument by following these open-source guidelines.

  • Study: Far-UVC light eliminates airborne virus in an occupied room

    Unlike conventional germicidal UVC light — which kills viruses and bacteria but can only typically be used in unoccupied rooms because direct exposure to it can potentially harm skin and eyes — far-UVC light can be used in occupied spaces.

  • New device promises to detect, monitor blood loss

    The team is developing a mobile device capable of detecting blood pressure waveforms, which correspond with the volume within the blood vessels, and can thus be used to determine if blood volume is falling as a result of hemorrhaging.

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