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Smart Wound Stitches Collect Data

The use of smart thread in wound sutures (stitches) allows them to wirelessly collect data that can help doctors diagnose the healing process. Researchers invent “smart” thread that collects diagnostic data when sutured into tissue – [tufts.edu] For the first time, researchers led by Tufts University engineers have integrated nano-scale sensors, electronics and microfluidics into […]

Soldier, Heal Thyself

An old proverb, “Cura te ipsum” (Latin), means “Physician, heal thyself”. DARPA is beginning work on a project that will enhance the ability of the human body to heal itself. The project will focus first on mapping the neural pathways involved in disease and injury and then on investigating the potential of modulating nerve activity […]

Microcapsules Target Arthritic Cartilage

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have developed a new technique for delivering protein molecules to cartilage affected by osteoarthritis. When delivered in this manner, the protein (CNP) can reduce and possibly repair the damage caused by arthritic inflammation. New ‘microcapsules’ have potential to repair damage caused by osteoarthritis – [eurekalert.org] The researchers constructed […]