Hands with Eyes – Hand that Sees offers new hope to amputees

A new generation of prosthetic limbs which will allow the wearer to reach for objects automatically, without thinking – just like a real hand – are to be trialled for the first time. Led by biomedical engineers at Newcastle University , the bionic hand is fitted with a camera which instantaneously takes a picture of … Continue reading “Hands with Eyes – Hand that Sees offers new hope to amputees”

MucoJet – A painless way to give Vaccines. Lollipops can replace Needle Injections in Future.

According to a proof-of-concept study conducted at UC Berkeley, Patients could one day self-administer vaccines using a needleless, pill-sized technology that jet-releases a stream of vaccine inside the mouth,. The study did not test vaccine delivery in people, but demonstrated that the technology, called MucoJet, is capable of delivering vaccine-sized molecules to immune cells in … Continue reading “MucoJet – A painless way to give Vaccines. Lollipops can replace Needle Injections in Future.”

Critical step found in DNA repair, cellular aging

Unraveling the mysteries of aging. Research conducted by David Sinclair and colleagues shows that, in mice, treatment with the NAD precursor NMN mitigates age-related DNA damage and averts DNA damage from radiation exposure. DNA repair is essential for cell vitality, cell survival, and cancer prevention, yet cells’ ability to patch up damaged DNA declines with … Continue reading “Critical step found in DNA repair, cellular aging”

Cell-infused Gloves and Bandages light up when in contact with certain Chemicals

Engineers and biologists at MIT have teamed up to design a new “living material” — a tough, stretchy, biocompatible sheet of hydrogel injected with live cells that are genetically programmed to light up in the presence of certain chemicals. In a paper published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the … Continue reading “Cell-infused Gloves and Bandages light up when in contact with certain Chemicals”