New App Replaces Ultrasound with Smartphone Camera to Measure Heart Health

Effectiveness of the app, which measures pressure waveforms of blood flow through the cardiovascular system, demonstrated in clinical trials In a proof-of-concept clinical trial, engineers at Caltech, Huntington Medical Research Institute, and USC have demonstrated that the camera on your smartphone can noninvasively provide detailed information about your heart’s health. What used to require a … Continue reading “New App Replaces Ultrasound with Smartphone Camera to Measure Heart Health”

Robotic system monitors specific neurons

Recording electrical signals from inside a neuron in the living brain can reveal a great deal of information about that neuron’s function and how it coordinates with other cells in the brain. However, performing this kind of recording is extremely difficult, so only a handful of neuroscience labs around the world do it. To make … Continue reading “Robotic system monitors specific neurons”

New app uses smartphone selfies to screen for pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer has one of the worst prognoses — with a five-year survival rate of 9 percent — in part because there are no telltale symptoms or non-invasive screening tools to catch a tumor before it spreads. Now, University of Washington researchers have developed an app that could allow people to easily screen for pancreatic … Continue reading “New app uses smartphone selfies to screen for pancreatic cancer”

A new method of 3D printing living tissues

Scientists at the University of Oxford have developed a new method to 3D-print laboratory-grown cells to form living structures. The approach could revolutionise regenerative medicine, enabling the production of complex tissues and cartilage that would potentially support, repair or augment diseased and damaged areas of the body. In research published in the journal Scientific Reports, an … Continue reading “A new method of 3D printing living tissues”

Brain-Computer Interface allows Fast, Accurate Typing by people with Paralysis

In a Stanford-led research report, three participants with movement impairment controlled an onscreen cursor simply by imagining their own hand movements. The clinical research has demonstrated that a brain-to-computer hookup can enable people with paralysis to type via direct brain control at the highest speeds and accuracy levels reported to date. The study participants with … Continue reading “Brain-Computer Interface allows Fast, Accurate Typing by people with Paralysis”