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Diabetes New Hope: Smartphone Sensor to Monitor Blood-Sugar Level, to Pump in Insulin

Diabetes goes digital with a smartphone-based system that can automatically control blood-sugar levels setting aside the usual finger pricks and insulin injections, especially for diabetes Type 1 patients. The smartphone developed by Prof. Boris Kovatchev, director of the University of Virginia Center for Diabetes Technology, has been fitted with a tiny sensor and wearable insulin pump, that can monitor monitoring ...

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Urinary Infections: New Mini Device Helps DNA Sequencing to Treat UTI Faster Now

A new method to treat urinary tract infections has been devised using DNA sequencing with a device that looks like a USB stick called MinION. The device performs sequencing to characterise bacteria from urine samples four times faster than the traditional methods of culturing bacteria. It also detects resistance to anti-biotics making treatment more effective. To be presented at the ...

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4 Men Saved in Nepal Quake Caught Beneath Debris, Thanks to NASA Device FINDER

Four men trapped under as much as 10 feet of bricks, mud and other debris have been rescued in Nepal thanks to a new search-and-rescue technology developed in partnership by NASA in partnership with other agencies. The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have ...

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Diabetes: Tattoo offers needle-free way to monitor sugar levels now


Thanks to research, monitoring diabetes has changed from the painful old blood tests to one-sting tests currently but moving ahead, a non-invasive glucose-testing for diabetes patients has been developed in the form of a temporary tattoo that extracts and measures the level of glucose in the fluid in between skin cells. “The readout instrument for patients will eventually have Bluetooth ...

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UB Bio-med engineers develop new endoscope to detect cancer, zap tumours

Instead of using a tube with a tiny camera to detect cancer inside the body, engineers at the University of Buffalo have developed a bio-medical advancement not only to detect cancer but also zap cancerous tumours. The new device, under development at the University at Buffalo, could make chemotherapy more efficient, reduce its side effects and improve how doctors treat ...

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Japan Scientist Develops New Mosquito Catcher Using Human Odour as Bait

A new mosquito trap was developed by a Japanese company using human odour as bait to attract mosquitoes and trap them, ending long-term menace to humans from mosquitoes leading to malaria, dengue and other recurrent fevers. The new device developed by Kenzo Iwao, a former professor at the Nagoya Institute of Technology who has studied tiger mosquitoes, which transmit viruses ...

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