The world’s first medical imaging scanner that can capture a 3-D picture of the whole human body at once

The brainchild of UC Davis scientists Simon Cherry and Ramsey Badawi, EXPLORER is a combined positron emission tomography (PET) and x-ray computed tomography (CT) scanner that can image the entire body at the same time. Because the machine captures radiation far more efficiently than other scanners, EXPLORER can produce an image in as little as … Continue reading The world’s first medical imaging scanner that can capture a 3-D picture of the whole human body at once

A new microwave antenna can make magnetometers super-sensitive.

Researchers from ITMO University and Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences are working on a microwave antenna that would lead to a creation of super-sensitive magnetic field detectors. Aside from having high sensitivity, these devices should operate at low input and at room temperature, and also be compact and cheap. The main … Continue reading A new microwave antenna can make magnetometers super-sensitive.

Scientists are developing superior biodegradable implants.

Assistant professor of industrial engineering at the Swanson School Mostafa Bedewy and his research group from NanoProduct Lab have found an advantage of using silk and carbon nanotubes (CNT) during their experiments with those materials. They were planning to invent a revolutionary biomedical devices and have already managed to get some promising results. The researchers … Continue reading Scientists are developing superior biodegradable implants.

Super cheap, super compact, super accurate: russian physicists have upgraded a usual diode laser to an ultra-precise instrument.

A group of researchers from the Russian Quantum Center (RQC), the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), and Samsung R&D Institute Russia have developed a method for drastically narrowing the emission spectrum of an ordinary diode laser, like that in a laser pointer. This makes their device a useful … Continue reading Super cheap, super compact, super accurate: russian physicists have upgraded a usual diode laser to an ultra-precise instrument.

Neurologists created magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound technique to treat the Alzheimer disease.

Researches from Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute at West Virginia University and  INSIGHTEC company led by neurosurgeon Ali Rezai and Maurice R. Ferré started to test a new experimental therapy that does not involve traditional methods of Alzheimer’s treatment. Now Alzheimer disease is a serious worldwide problem and nearly 44 million people suffer from it. Unfortunately, to … Continue reading Neurologists created magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound technique to treat the Alzheimer disease.

Irish scientists have begun working on a system for remote monitoring of patients with epilepsy.

Researchers from FutureNeuro stated with Egro company about developing together voice-based interface for an existing Epilepsy Patient Portal. This enhanced interface would allow patients to interact with their own electronic patient record and also it would provide real-time reports of health information. Their eHealth project can help continuously track patient’s symptoms on mobile devices. Mary … Continue reading Irish scientists have begun working on a system for remote monitoring of patients with epilepsy.

An AI system helps with treatment of sepsis.

Nowadays sepsis is quite serious problem in UK. Every year it kills around 44,000 people and researchers from Imperial College London developed an artificial intelligence system which analyse the records of 100,000 patients and doctor’s decisions to choose the best strategy of treatment of sepsis. They called this system AI Clinician. Dr Aldo Faisal, Professor … Continue reading An AI system helps with treatment of sepsis.