Scientists can now manipulate brain cells using smartphone

A team of scientists in Korea and the United States have invented a device that can control neural circuits using a tiny brain implant controlled by a smartphone.

AI matched, outperformed radiologists in screening X-rays

In a matter of seconds, a new algorithm read chest X-rays for 14 pathologies, performing as well as radiologists in most cases, a Stanford-led study says.

Smartphone-powered $100 ultrasound machine

Engineers have developed a new ultrasound transducer that could dramatically lower the cost of ultrasound scanners to as little as $100. Their innovation is portable, wearable and can be powered by a smartphone.

Researchers Create Wearable Yeast-Based Radiation Sensor

A new radiation sensor developed by US researchers is a wearable, disposable, film-type device fabricated on a paper substrate with cells of the yeast patterned between two electrodes and used as a smart material.

Scientists develop 'world first' melanoma blood test

Australian researchers said Wednesday they have developed a blood test for melanoma in its early stages, calling it a "world first" breakthrough that could save many lives.

Robotic Device Yields Quicker Blood Test Results

US Scientists have developed a device for automated blood drawing and testing that could provide rapid test results at bedsides or in ambulances, emergency rooms, clinics or doctors’ offices.

Genomics is disrupting the healthcare sector

Affordable, rapid DNA sequencing is causing a revolution in medicine and healthcare globally, and it's happening now.

Estonia Wants to DNA Test Its Citizens to Offer Personalized Life Advice

This month, the Estonian government kicks off a program that aims to collect the DNA of 100,000 of its 1.3 million residents. In return, it will offer them lifestyle and health advice based on their genetics.

New paper batteries can be discarded with zero ecological impact

Fuelium is developing paper-based batteries designed for disposable diagnostic devices.

Simple Blood Test Detects Eight Types of Cancer

CancerSEEK, which was 70 percent accurate in a human trial, could be major breakthrough in early identification of cancers and where in the body they are located.

Tech-enabled concierge clinic Forward

Forward has redesigned the primary care experience around data. Visits are holistic and not simply reactive to a specific complaint. Care is designed to catch the signs of chronic conditions.

Scientists develop a 10-second HIV test linked to mobile phones

Researchers have developed a mobile test using technology found in smartphones, and it could provide doctors and carers with a virtually instantaneous way of diagnosing someone with HIV.

Algorithm unlocks smartwatches that learn your every move

Scientists at the University of Sussex have invented a new algorithm that enables smartwatches to detect and record your every move, without being told beforehand what to look for.

Researchers 3-D print first truly microfluidic 'lab on a chip" devices

Researchers at BYU are the first to 3-D print a viable microfluidic device small enough to be effective at a scale much less than 100 micrometers.

New handheld spectral analyzer uses power of smartphone to detect disease

Researchers have developed technology that enables a smartphone to perform lab-grade medical diagnostic tests that typically require large, expensive instruments.