A team of scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, is developing wearable skin sensors that can detect what’s in your sweat.Read more
Scientists are developing technology for the blind that bypasses the eyeball entirely and sends messages to the brain.They do this by stimulating the optic nerve with a new type of intraneural electrode called OpticSELINE.Read more
New Artificial intelligence helps interpret medical images used to diagnose breast cancer that can be difficult for the human eye to classify more accuratelyRead more
By incorporating human cells into an engineered scaffolding, the eye-on-a-chip has many of the benefits of testing on living subjects, while minimizing risks and ethical concerns.Read more
A team of scientists in Korea and the United States have invented a device that can control neural circuits using a tiny brain implant controlled by a smartphone.Read more
Researchers have published a new 3D bioprinting method that brings the field of tissue engineering one step closer to being able to 3D print a full-sized, adult human heart.Read more
If the sight of a skittering bug makes you squirm, you may want to look away — a new insect-sized robot created by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, can scurry across the floor at nearly the speed of a darting cockroach.Read more
Autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders often aren’t diagnosed until a child is a few years of age, when behavioral interventions and speech/occupational therapy become less effective.
But new research this week in PNAS suggests that two simple, quantifiable measures spontaneous fluctuations in pupil dilation or heart rate could enable much earlier diagnosis of Rett syndrome and possibly other disorders with autism-like features.
Neuroscientists have developed a brain-inspired computer system that can look at an image and determine what emotion it evokes in people. Combining it with brain-imaging tests, they’ve learned images impact emotions more than once thought.Read more
Biomedical engineers are helping develop a prosthetic arm for amputees that can move with the person’s thoughts and feel the sensation of touch via an array of electrodes implanted in the muscles of the patient.Read more