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Non-invasive Transdermal Patch Could Measure Glucose Levels

A non-invasive, adhesive patch has been developed, which promises the measurement of glucose levels through the skin without a finger-prick blood test, potentially removing the need for millions of diabetics to frequently carry out the painful and unpopular tests. Having established proof of the concept behind the device in a new study, the research team […]

Sugar-coated Nanosheets Selectively Target Pathogens

A process for creating ultrathin, self-assembling sheets of synthetic materials has been developed by researchers The 2-D sheets can function like designer flypaper in selectively binding with viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens. The new platform, developed by a team led by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, could potentially be […]

New Rapid Zika Virus Blood Test Uses Nanotechnology

A test which rapidly detects the presence of Zika virus in blood has been developed by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis. Current Zika testing means a blood sample needs to be refrigerated and shipped to a medical center or laboratory, delaying diagnosis and possible treatment. The new technology has not yet been produced […]

Carbon Nanofiber Composite Microelectrodes As Neural Interfaces

A new way to reduce the size and increase the conductivity of deep brain implants has been discovered by Virginia Tech researcher Xiaoting Jia and her team. The finding could potentially unlock new treatment methods for neurological illnesses like Parkinson’s disease. Jia is developing a miniature neural device that would not only record signals from […]