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NanoApps Medical Near-Term Projects

August 16th, 2018|0 Comments

NanoApps Medical is investigating the possibility that superparamagnetic nanoparticles (SPIONs) and other classes of nanoparticles (e.g., gold coated nanoshells) might have the capacity to target cancerous tumors, metastasizing cancer [...]

‘Please do not switch me off!’ People heed begging robot

August 14th, 2018|0 Comments

If a little humanoid robot begged you to not shut it off, would you show compassion? In an experiment designed to investigate how people treat robots when they act [...]

How Artificial Intelligence is Changing Radiology, Pathology

August 13th, 2018|0 Comments

Artificial intelligence and machine learning tools have the potential to analyze large datasets and extract meaningful insights to enhance patient outcomes, an ability that is proving helpful in radiology [...]

Nanoparticle-Based Combination Therapy to Treat Breast, Prostate Cancer

August 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Researchers at the University of East Anglia have developed a new nanoparticle-based cancer therapy to deliver a combination therapy directly to cancer cells. The new therapy, which has been [...]

AI: ChronWell CEO On Why Consolidation in Healthcare Is A Good Thing

August 10th, 2018|0 Comments

When Joe Rubinsztain started gMed, he was admittedly young—only a few years removed from medical school— and he just didn’t understand leadership that well. “I needed to be abreast [...]

Artificial Intelligence for Medical Imaging Market to Top $2B

August 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Healthcare organizations are likely to see a rapidly growing market around artificial intelligence tools for medical imaging, a new report predicts. The market for artificial intelligence (AI) tools to [...]

Tuberculosis is a killer, but scientists are fighting back with nanobots

August 7th, 2018|0 Comments

Tuberculosis, a bacterial disease which predominantly affects the lungs, isn’t all that common a sight in the United States. On average, fewer than 10,000 cases are reported each [...]

Integrated sensor could monitor brain aneurysm treatment

August 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

Implantation of a stent-like flow diverter can offer one option for less invasive treatment of brain aneurysms – bulges in blood vessels – but the procedure requires frequent monitoring [...]

Nanotechnology in Medicine: Breakthrough Advances in Cancer Detection and Treatment

August 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

Clinicians have often pondered if cancer cells could be selectively targeted, and how payloads ranging from fluorescent dyes to oncology drugs could be accurately delivered to these cells, and [...]

Scientists have 3D printed the most advanced artificial cornea ever using human cells

July 31st, 2018|0 Comments

They’re not ready for human eyes yet, but one day these artificial corneas might help people see... Scientists have 3D printed the thin protective film over the eye, [...]

Artificial Intelligence in Cardiology

July 31st, 2018|0 Comments

The continuous development of the technological sector has enabled the industry to merge with medicine in order to create new integrated, reliable, and efficient methods of providing quality [...]

AI-based Healx raises $10 million for drug discovery

July 30th, 2018|0 Comments

The UK company is the latest to join ranks of AI-focused drugmakers attracting venture capital. The researcher who invented Viagra and a colleague at Cambridge University have become the [...]

Scientists have created a silicon beating heart

July 28th, 2018|0 Comments

It looks like a real heart. And this is the goal of the first entirely soft artificial heart: to mimic its natural model as closely as possible. The silicone [...]

When will nanotechnology ever revolutionise medicine? These breakthroughs suggest it’s already started

July 27th, 2018|0 Comments

After decades of promise, recent breakthroughs suggest that nanomedicine is finally living up to its potential. And we need to make sure that hospitals are ready for the revolution. [...]

Letting nanoparticles hitchhike on red blood cells

July 25th, 2018|0 Comments

When nanoparticles are used for drug delivery, they often end up in the liver or spleen instead of the intended target. A team led by Jacob S. Brenner and [...]

Researchers design self-powered robots the size of human cells

July 24th, 2018|0 Comments

AEROSOLS FOR GOOD. You may have sworn off aerosol sprays in the ’90s when everyone was talking about the hole in the ozone layer, but a team of researchers [...]

Targeting headaches and tumors with nano-submarines

July 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Scientists at the Mainz University Medical Center and the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P) have developed a new method to enable miniature drug-filled nanocarriers to dock on [...]

Using Glass Bubbles to Detect Presence of Nanoparticles

July 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Scientists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have developed technology that is in fact throwing light on certain smallest particles to detect their presence [...]

Automated diagnostic platform that indicates thrombotic risks or cancer in one drop of blood

July 20th, 2018|0 Comments

A team of international researchers led by Prof Martin Hegner, Investigator in CRANN and Trinity’s School of Physics developed an automated diagnostic platform that indicates bleeding - and thrombotic [...]

A safe and effective way to whiten teeth with nanoparticles

July 19th, 2018|0 Comments

In the age of Instagram and Snapchat, everyone wants to have perfect pearly whites. To get a brighter smile, consumers can opt for over the counter teeth-whitening treatments or [...]

Quantum dots in brain could treat Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases

July 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Tiny particles called quantum dots reduce symptoms in mice primed to develop a type of Parkinson’s disease, and also block formation of the toxic protein clumps in Alzheimer’s. They [...]

Three Huge Ways Tech Is Overhauling Healthcare

July 15th, 2018|0 Comments

We are on the brink of a revolution in healthcare. AI is making the drug discovery process >100X faster and cheaper, and 90 percent more likely to succeed in [...]

Building a robotic eel that swims through your body

July 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Physicist Seth Fraden is developing a new generation of machines modeled on living creatures. His latest invention might one day treat disease by swimming its way through our blood. [...]

Richard Feynman “Tiny Machines” Nanotechnology Lecture Video

July 13th, 2018|0 Comments

Richard Feynman gave his famous talk "There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom" (Original Transcript Available Here : http://muonray.blogspot.ie/2012/12/ri...) on December 29th 1959 at the annual meeting of [...]

Boosting immune cells with nanoparticles

July 13th, 2018|0 Comments

Programming the body’s immune system to attack cancer cells has had promising results for treating blood cancers such as lymphoma and leukemia. This tactic has proven more challenging for [...]

Analysis of Nanoparticles in Commercial Sunscreens

July 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Postnova Analytics has published a new application note that describes a new approach for analysis of titanium dioxide nanoparticles in commercial sunscreens. The technique, which combines Inverse Supercritical Fluid [...]

Future Space Tourists Might Have To Train Before Their Trips

July 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Leave it to Richard Branson to find motivation to go to the gym in traveling to space. On Tuesday, a ship from Brason’s space flight company, Virgin Galactic, achieved [...]

Artificial Intelligence to Boost Liquid Biopsies

July 8th, 2018|0 Comments

Machine-learning algorithms tuned to detecting cancer DNA in the blood could pave the way for personalized cancer care. copyright by www.the-scientist.com Modern cancer medicine is hampered by two big [...]

Engineer to combine math, machine learning and signal processing to lay groundwork for high-resolution microscope

July 7th, 2018|0 Comments

Like our eyes, microscopes are limited in what they can see because of their resolution, or their ability to see detail. The detail, or information, from the object is [...]

Can blockchain be hacked? Spoiler alert… YES!

July 6th, 2018|0 Comments

From an article by Dr. ir Johannes Drooghaag : Blockchain, by some seen as the answer to every problem, is promoted by many, including myself, as a possible solution for [...]

AI that improves healthcare efficiency also threatens profits

July 4th, 2018|0 Comments

Some medical technologies that use artificial intelligence might benefit patients but result in a drop in health system revenues. This could make widespread adoption of AI in medicine a [...]

The 9 Companies Behind the A.I. Acquisition Boom

July 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

Tech giants like IBM and Google have invested billions internally in A.I. research, but the past few years have also seen a wave of acquisitions, as big companies buy [...]

Diabetic Neuropathy Overview – What Is Diabetic Nerve Pain?

July 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

From endocrineweb.com: Diabetes can damage nerves throughout your body. In fact diabetic neuropathy (neuro- means nerves; -pathy means disease or suffering) is the most common, chronic complication of diabetes [...]

Frank Boehm of NanoApps Medical and Chakravarthy Lab team

July 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

The primary goals of the Chakravarthy Lab are to investigate the pathophysiology and mechanisms of chronic pain in the context of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), diabetic neuropathy, persistent postsurgical pain and [...]

Digital Globalization and Global Health Care Equivalency

June 28th, 2018|0 Comments

The process of globalization is entering a new era characterized by soaring flows of cross-border information. As the locus shifts from physical networks of production and trade to [...]

ING Bank Survey Reveals Interest in Crypto Will Double in Near Future

June 27th, 2018|0 Comments

Research company Ipsos on behalf of ING Bank B.V. has conducted a study on how cryptocurrencies are perceived across Europe, Australia and the U.S., which reveals that interest in [...]

Crowdfunding: a way for everyone to help change the future of medicine

June 27th, 2018|0 Comments

From an article by Scott Wagers MD: A challenge that anyone working to bring new technology, therapies, or approaches from proof of concept to clinic implementation is funding. I [...]

Systems Thinking for Cybersecurity Education

June 26th, 2018|0 Comments

From an article by Ludmila Morozova-Buss on LinkedIn: A word ‘unprecedented’ seems too weak to convey just how much the dimensionless operational space of digital (r)evolution requires instantaneous reaction. Striving for [...]

Google’s Masterplan for Healthcare

June 25th, 2018|0 Comments

My Apple health chatbot referred me to the Amazon hospital where I got Google drugs... Verily, Calico, Deepmind - more than 150 patents in life sciences and countless collaborations [...]

New Nanofabrication Technique Can Speed Up DNA Sequencing

June 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

The laborious, uneconomical process of sequencing DNA molecules - a technology used to identify, diagnose, and perhaps find treatments for diseases - could become much faster and cheaper thanks [...]

Frank Boehm (NA CEO) signs with IOP for Book on Nanomedical Brain/Cloud Interface

June 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

NanoApps Medical Inc. CEO Frank Boehm has signed with IOP Publishing to produce Nanomedical Brain/Cloud Interface: Explorations and Implications - a book that will explore the notion of a [...]

Who owns what in outer space?

June 21st, 2018|0 Comments

In 2015 Congress passed a law to legalise mining in outer space—the first of its kind in the world. Firms that some day manage to mine asteroids for resources [...]

Public, permissionless blockchains and the EU’s GDPR: The coming clash between technology and the law?

June 20th, 2018|0 Comments

From a blog by VALID advisor Christian Sillaber, Senior Researcher on IT-Security The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on May 25, 2018. It is [...]

Women in Tech 2018: What the Statistics Tell Us

June 19th, 2018|0 Comments

From an article by Ludmila Morozova-Buss on TechNative: Women have played a role in computer technology since its inception. Many credit Ava Lovelace as the first computer programmer, in a [...]

Minimalist biostructures designed to create nanomaterials

June 18th, 2018|0 Comments

Researchers of the Institute of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (IBB-UAB) have generated four peptides, molecules smaller than proteins, capable of self-assembling in a controlled manner to form nanomaterials. The research, [...]