Tiny Implantable Pump Delivers Drugs

Tiny Implantable Pump Delivers Drugs

A typical postage stamp is about 1.0 inch by 0.9 inches. The Swiss company Debiotech has created a miniature pump that is less than one third that size, and about as thick. This device is designed to be implanted under the skin to deliver drugs — such as insulin...
Walk Like You Used To

Walk Like You Used To

Progressive neuromuscular diseases such as muscular dystrophy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) often rob patients of muscular control early on and get progressively worse, while spinal cord injury can halt mobility immediately. The loss of functional...
Tiny Chip Recovers Nanoparticles from Blood

Tiny Chip Recovers Nanoparticles from Blood

Nanoparticles have exciting potential applications in health and medical tasks, from delivering drugs to targeted cells, to monitoring specific toxins or biomarkers in the body. But this then raises the question, how do you monitor these to make sure that they are...
Track a Fever From a Distance [video]

Track a Fever From a Distance [video]

Nothing’s worse for a parent than a sick kid. You want to care for them, you want them to get better quickly, and you want to let them rest. When they feel particularly lousy, they often don’t even want to be bothered or touched, which can make it...