Quite a number of people develop nearsightedness or farsightedness during their lifetimes. "Nanodrops," a new eye drop developed by Israeli ophthalmologists, has successfully fixed corneas in pig eyes, and could potentially do the same for people.
Siemens AG has announced a plan for its Siemens Healthineers business to go public in the first half of the year, according to a company statement. It’s not the first time the German medical imaging and diagnostic business has made its intentions to file an IPO known, but perhaps the company is betting on a more receptive audience in the current market.
It's not uncommon to see customers paying for coffee or boarding a flight using a QR code from their smartphone, but some researchers are now looking to create an edible medication QR code. Researchers at the University of Copenhagen recently published a study in the International Journal of Pharmaceutics which looks at creating QR-encoded smart oral medication made by inkjet printing.
Maurice Lyons remembers when lung surgery used to require him to make a 6-10 inch incision in a patients' skin and fracture a rib. He'd take the lung out, do what needed to be done and put it back. It would take patients about a week to recover enough just to leave the hospital, Lyons said.
A new study published in scientific journal Nature Communications distinguishes the reason for extended pancreatic cancer survival: an inverse correlation between a known oncogene, a gene that promotes the development of cancer, and the expression of an oncosuppressor microRNA.
Recent innovations from global device makers like Abbott to smaller specialists such as Nevro Corp. made the implants more powerful and effective. Combined with a national crackdown on narcotics and wanton pain pill prescriptions, they are spurring demand for implants.
The first portable bionic hand restores the sense of touch in people who lost their limbs. Although the hand is still a prototype, we're one step closer to the day when a fully natural, sensorized prosthesis will be available.
The movement within the wearable market is very clear. Demand makes that wearables are becoming less expensive and increasingly commoditized. Just better sensors are now no longer enough. Wearables need to be smarter and more useful. They need to analyze multiple data at once, or so to say, be more holistic. To do so, many wearable makers all over the world are focusing on AI-powered devices.
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