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In the last two decades, prosthetic limb technology has grown by leaps and bounds. Today, the most advanced prostheses incorporate microprocessors that work with onboard gyroscopes, accelerometers, and hydraulics to enable a person to walk with a normal gait. Such top-of-the-line prosthetics can cost more than $50,000. Read our current Top News

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Ultra-small electro-optic modulator

31/07/2015 - Thanks to optical signals, mails and data can be transmitted rapidly around the globe. But also exchange of digital information between electronic chips may be accelerated and energy efficiency might be increased by using optical signals. However, this would require simple methods to switch from electrical to optical signals. read more

Tunable lens system for endoscopes

30/07/2015 - Researchers from the National University of Singapore have created an endoscopic probe that delivers adjustable-focus capabilities in a slimmer package. Their findings could ultimately facilitate more effective and less painful imaging of internal tissues. read more

Smart hydrogel coating creates stick-slip effect

28/07/2015 - Coating the inside of glass microtubes with a polymer hydrogel material dramatically alters the way capillary forces draw water into the tiny structures, researchers have found. The discovery could provide a new way to control microfluidic systems, including popular lab-on-a-chip devices. read more

Printing implants with the laser

24/07/2015 - Whether for individual micro-implants or for micro-implants with medicine depots – additive processes are ideally suited for manufacturing such components. In the project REMEDIS, scientists at the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) have established a highly automated laser melting process to produce or coat implants made of platinum, nickel-titanium (NiTi) or stainless steel. read more

Simulations lead to design of near-frictionless material

23/07/2015 - Argonne scientists used Mira to identify and improve a new mechanism for eliminating friction, which fed into the development of a hybrid material that exhibited superlubricity at the macroscale for the first time. read more

Researchers discover possible reason for drug resistance in breast tumors

22/07/2015 - HER2 membrane proteins play a special role in certain types of breast cancer: amplified levels of HER2 drive unrestricted cell growth. HER2-tailored antibody-based therapeutics aim to prevent cancer cell growth. However, two-thirds of HER2 positive breast cancer patients develop resistance against HER2-targeting drugs. The reason for this is not yet understood. read more

Bonelike 3-D silicon for potential use with medical devices

17/07/2015 - Researchers have developed a new approach for better integrating medical devices with biological systems. The team, led by Bozhi Tian, assistant professor in chemistry at the University of Chicago, has developed the first skeleton-like silicon spicules ever prepared via chemical processes. read more

Diabetes: Noninvasive device could end daily finger pricking

16/07/2015 - A new laser sensor that monitors blood glucose levels without penetrating the skin could transform the lives of millions of people living with diabetes. read more

Optical 'dog's nose' may hold key to breath analysis

15/07/2015 - University of Adelaide researchers are developing a laser system for fast, non-invasive, onsite breath analysis for disease, potentially enabling screening for a range of diseases including diabetes, infections and various cancers in the future. read more

Super graphene can help treat cancer

14/07/2015 - Silver is often used as a coating on medical equipment used for chemotherapy. The problem is that this silver coating can break down drugs. Now, researchers have found a graphene coating that will help boost chemotherapy's effects. read more

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