Milan Balogh

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Sensor-embedded plastic wrap makes brain surgery safer

It almost goes without saying that brain surgery requires extreme precision, but there hasn't been much advancement in brain mapping techniques for the past two decades. What good is a breakthrough procedure if you're still using bulky, imprecise 1990s-era technology as a guide? Researchers may …

New brain mapping tool produces higher resolution data during brain surgery

Researchers have developed a new device to map the brain during surgery and distinguish between healthy and diseased tissues. The device provides …

There’s no shame in a $100M startup

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This smart cap won't let you forget to take your medicine

We take a lot of drugs. We also forget to take a lot of drugs.<p>According to a 2015 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, 60% of …

3D bioprinting research aims to treat osteoarthritis with cartilage replacements

229shares<p>Scientists from the Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden have demonstrated cartilage tissue engineering using 3D …

The Artificial Womb has been Tested Successfully

AliveCor

“It is an accurate, informational, cost effective tool providing peace of mind for both me and my family as well as an important medical diagnostic …

These e-tattoos turn your skin into smartphone controls

Electronic interfaces have advanced from plugging things in, to keyboards, touchscreens, VR environments, and perhaps soon temporary tattoos. Led by …

Germany

A physician’s open letter to health tech startups

Physicians across America feel that we were either left off the guest list or have been invited late to the party, too late to change things. We’d like to receive an invitation from you — the developers of digital healthcare tools — early in the development process. We want to help you help us help …

World-first synthetic receptor mimics how cells 'talk' to the world around them

Researchers have found a way to mimic the way cells in living organisms 'talk' to the world around them by creating a world-first synthetic receptor …

Bristol, UK

Meet the automated triage nurse of the future

If you think that the march of automation isn't going to affect jobs in the medical profession, then, uh, you better sit down. A Belgian company called BeWell is showing off WellPoint, a self-service kiosk that's designed for patients entering hospitals or clinics. The WellPoint is a …

These tattoos conduct electricity, turning you into a very basic cyborg

'Tech Tats' are temporary and use ink that conducts electricity. They are fitted with small sensors and trackers that turn them into tiny smart …

Game-Changing Gene Therapy Nullifies Patient's Sickle Cell Disease

Gene-editing recently saved the lives of two baby girls who had an incurable form of leukemia. Now, the same type of process has been used to cancel …

Genetic Engineering

Gene Therapy 2.0

When Kala Looks gave birth to fraternal twin boys in January 2015, she and her husband, Philip, had no idea that one of them was harboring a deadly …

Reversing Paralysis

<b>“</b>Go, go!” was the thought racing through Grégoire Courtine’s mind.<p>The French neuroscientist was watching a macaque monkey as it hunched aggressively …

Brainjacking: are medical implants the next target for hackers?

It could start with a programming error, a vulnerable factory password or a drowsy software engineer who just needed one more cup of coffee before …

Singularity

Nano Dimension Announces New 3D Bioprinting Subsidiary to Develop Solutions for End Stage Renal Disease

These days, when we hear about Israel-based company Nano Dimension, it’s generally news about the company’s highly anticipated PCB 3D printer …

Prosthetic talks to the brain, restores touch in man's hand

Igor Spetic is one of the first amputees to regain feeling in his hand through a prosthetic. After volunteering to work with Dustin J. Tyler, a …

Tiny chip looks deep inside your body with millimeter-wave radiation

Researchers at the University of California Irvine have created a chip for use in medical imaging and other applications that’s as powerful as it is tiny. The pint-size millimeter-wave radiator could lead to better scanning of tissues and organs, but may also work as part of our everyday wireless …

MIT makes a battery that's safe to swallow

Medical technology in many ways has moved away from what can be done from the outside to focusing on what can be done from the inside. Medical …

DNA 'barcoding' allows rapid testing of nanoparticles for therapeutic delivery

Using tiny snippets of DNA as 'barcodes,' researchers have developed a new technique for rapidly screening the ability of nanoparticles to …

Barcodes

This is Real - YOU VR

Researchers design sensors that can detect single protein molecules

Carbon nanotubes promise to lead to some exciting new breakthroughs in computing, but researchers at MIT are now putting them to use in medicine and chemical engineering as well. According to a new paper published in the journal <i>Nature Nanotechnology</i>, MIT engineers have modified carbon nanotubes to …

Extra letters added to life's genetic code

<b>Scientists have created bacteria that thrive using an expanded "genetic alphabet".</b><p>The blueprint for all life forms on Earth is written in a code consisting of four "letters": A, T, C and G, which pair up in the DNA double helix.<p>But the lab organism has been modified to use an additional two, giving …

Biology

Austria’s Ams creates spectral sensors on a chip for chemical identification

Ams, a big maker of analog semiconductors, said it has created a digital multispectral sensor on a chip in a move that could pave the way for new kinds of devices across a number of industries.<p>The Premstaetten, Austria-based company said that the sensors could enable devices that keep track of your …

Internet of Things

Forward, a $149 per month medical startup, aims to be the Apple Store of doctor’s offices

What will the doctor’s office of the future look like? Forward, a new type of medical startup in San Francisco, shows us what it could be using A.I. and connected tools.<p>It was cold and pouring outside as the Uber pulled up at 180 Sutter Street in downtown San Francisco. Inside, a man dressed all in …

A New Organ Has Just Been Discovered Inside The Human Body

It seems like nearly every day brings the promise of some medical miracle on the horizon: cures for disease, breakthrough diets and so on. But who …

Peer-Reviewed

Could we soon 'upgrade' our bodies? Extreme bionics will create modular superhumans

From peg legs through hook hands and iron fists, for millennia prosthetics were a very poor substitute for our basic biology. No-one would have …

New Device Can Diagnose Diseases Just By Sniffing Your Breath

A quick breath test could one day be all you need to find out if you have cancer, thanks to a new device that analyzes the chemical signature of …

Multiple Sclerosis

A Skin Patch to Treat Peanut Allergies Just Passed a Crucial Test

A wearable patch used to treat peanut allergies has shown tremendous promise in a recently concluded clinical trial, performing particularly well …