Monitoring

Device Could Allow Chemo Patients to Test Blood Cell Levels at Home

MIT scientists have developed a prototype device that allows chemotherapy patients to test their white blood cell levels without pricking a finger or taking a blood sample.

John Tibbetts
July 16, 2018
Stanford Engineers Explore Mysteries of Brain Injuries

A new way of measuring the forces that cause head injuries could change how engineers protect professional and weekend athletes.

James G. Skakoon
September 05, 2017
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Revolutionary Liquid Biopsies Can Find the Cells that Matter Most

A cancer research company's "No Cell Left Behind" technology can identify just five cells in a sample of 30 million.

Cassie Kelly
August 28, 2017
Wearable Cancer Monitors: Accessories to a Cure

A smart new wearable fashion accessory could make round-the-clock cancer monitoring as easy as checking the time of day.

Michael MacRae
May 30, 2017
Seeing Is More Than Believing with Biosensing Contact Lenses

New biosensing contact lenses are designed to detect glucose levels for diabetics and hold thousands of other possibilities.

Cassie Kelly
May 15, 2017
A Real-Time Cancer Spotting Tool

A microscope the size of a pen could help surgeons with difficult-to-remove tumors and cancers.

Jeff O'Heir
May 08, 2017
PET Scans of Walking Subjects Could Transform Diagnosis

A device developed by a collaborative team of researchers could turn PET imaging on its head.

Stephanie Stephens
April 10, 2017
Making the Cut

Researchers at UCLA have developed a “nanoblade” that can cut and slice cells, taking the precision of biological research to a level few considered possible.

Eric Butterman
April 10, 2017
Social Intelligence Makes Robot Assistants Possible

People interact with robotic AI differently than they do with smartphone apps. That’s why autonomous robots are game-changers when it comes to assisting human beings.

Mollie Bloudoff-I...
April 10, 2017
An Easier Way to Make Reliable Glucose Sensors

Using semiconductor manufacturing methods could help produce a stable, affordable glucose sensor.

Jeff O'Heir
April 10, 2017
The Education of a Surgical Robot

Autonomous surgical robots can perform remotely, even when communications with a remote surgeon are poor.

Jeff O'Heir
April 10, 2017
Visualizing “Whirled” Health

A paper-and-string whirligig that costs 20 cents to make could change the game and help end malaria and other worldwide epidemics.

Michael MacRae
April 10, 2017
Liquid Biopsy Chip Detects Cancer Cells in Blood

A liquid biopsy chip measures metastatic breast cancer cells in the bloodstream with great precision.

Mark Crawford
April 10, 2017