Devices & Diagnostics

Scientists reveal source of human heartbeat in 3D

A pioneering new study is set to help surgeons repair hearts without damaging precious tissue.

New ultrafast method for determining antibiotic resistance

Researchers at Uppsala University have developed a new method for very rapidly determining whether infection-causing bacteria are resistant or susceptible to antibiotics.

Automated measure of nighttime oxygen levels could speed diagnosis of sleep apnea

Simple, inexpensive test could help identify sleep apnea in children who snore.

Regenerative medicine breakthrough: Can a small chip 'heal' entire organs?

A groundbreaking new cell reprogramming device can turn existing cells into any other type of cell, repairing tissue and organs in mice.

Evoked potential test and results

Evoked potential tests are used to help identify and diagnose a range of conditions which affect the nervous system, including multiple sclerosis.

Cognitive hearing aid filters out the noise

People who are hearing impaired have a difficult time following a conversation in a multi-speaker environment such as a noisy restaurant or a party.

Smaller, smarter, softer robotic arm for endoscopic surgery

Flexible endoscopes can snake through narrow passages to treat difficult to reach areas of the body.

New method may help predict risk of bleeding after stroke

A new scoring method may help predict who is at high risk of serious bleeding after a stroke, according to a study published in the online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American...

GP-based testing for HIV is cost-effective and should be rolled out in local authorities

Offering HIV testing to people at health checks when they register at a new GP surgery in high-prevalence areas is cost-effective and will save lives, according to a study involving over 86,000...

Soft robotic exosuits help patients walk after stroke

Scientists have created lightweight and low-profile soft robotic ankle supports that could help stroke patients walk with less difficulty and more normal strides.

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