BCI technology – Brain–Computer Interface

BCI technology allows a human brain and an external device to talk to one another—to exchange signals. It gives humans the ability to directly control machines, without the physical constraints of the body. A brain–computer interface (BCI), sometimes called a neural control interface (NCI), mind–machine interface (MMI), direct neural interface (DNI), or brain–machine interface (BMI), is a direct communication pathway between an enhanced or wired brain and an external device. BCIs are oft...
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Stanford researchers have developed, print dense transistor arrays on skin-like materials to create stretchable circuits that flex with the body

Stanford researchers have developed, print dense transistor arrays on skin-like materials to create stretchable circuits that flex with the body Chemical engineer Zhenan Bao and her team of researchers at Stanford have spent nearly two decades trying to develop skin-like integrated circuits that can be stretched, folded, bent and twisted – working all the while – and then snap back without fail, every time. Such circuits presage a day of wearable and implantable products, but one hurdle has ...
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China’s Tianjin University’s ‘Brain Talker’ makes “Mind Reading” Possible

Brain-Computer Codec Chip (BC3) - Brain Talker. This BC3 chip was specially designed to improve the Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) technology, which aims at decoding a user’s mental intent solely through neural electrical signals, without the use of the human body’s natural neuromuscular pathways. “The signals transmitted and processed by the brain are submerged in the background noise. This BC3 chip has the ability to discriminate minor neural electrical signals and decode thei...
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‘Anthrotronix’ -Biomedical Assistive Devices like CosmoBot (robot for children), Stroke-Rehab Glove, DANA™ Neurocognitive Assessment Tool …

AnthroTronix is a research and development (R&D) firm specializing in the development of advanced interface technology; product development for wearable computing and robotic control systems; and design, development, and testing of simulation tools for training applications.  The company supplies its R&D services and advanced product development to commercial and governmental customers. Product Highlights -- CosmoBot CosmoBot is a prototype interactive robot for children wit...
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Tianjic chip – a novel brain-inspired computing chip

Professor Luping Shi in the Center for Brain-Inspired Computing Research, in the Department of Precision Instrument, published an important research result --- Tianjic, a novel brain-inspired computing chip. This chip is the world’s first hybrid-paradigm chip for brain-inspired computing to facilitate the development of artificial general intelligence (AGI). the development of AGI mainly has two approaches: computer-science-oriented and neuroscience-oriented. Both have their own...
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Nanopore DNA and RNA sequencing platform

Nanopore sequencing is a third generation approach used in the sequencing of biopolymers- specifically, polynucleotides in the form of DNA or RNA. Using nanopore sequencing, a single molecule of DNA or RNA can be sequenced without the need for PCR amplification or chemical labeling of the sample. Oxford Nanopore Technologies Limited is a UK-based company which is developing and selling nanopore sequencing products for the direct, electronic analysis of single molecules. https://youtu.be/...
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DetectED-X Launches Free Image-based COVID-19 Diagnosis Improvement Tool

The Sydney start-up DetectED-X has directed its breast cancer diagnosis tool at the coronavirus, drawing on pandemic cases globally with support from healthcare and industry leaders to ramp up COVID-19 detection. The only online image-based COVID-19 diagnosis improvement tool for healthcare workers is launched by University of Sydney spinoff DetectED-X, drawing on its global experience and outcomes in breast cancer detection and patient cases from the coronavirus pandemic. De...
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Neurophotometrics – makes fiber photometry systems for academic & industrial use.

NEUROPHOTOMETRICS IS A SCIENTIST-RUN FIBER PHOTOMETRY COMPANY DEDICATED TO MAKING HIGH-QUALITY OPTICAL EQUIPMENT FOR OUR SCIENTIFIC COLLEAGUES IN ACADEMIA AND INDUSTRY. Fiber photometry is an imaging method used to monitor fluorescent signals via an implanted fiber optic cannula. Although it is still invasive, the diameter of the cannula is thinner than an endoscope. Therefore, fiber photometry is well-suited to monitor neural population activity in deep tissue, such as the brainstem. ...
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‘Neurochip’ -Naweed Syed -Pakistani Canadian – First neuroscientists to prove the feasibility of connecting neurons to a chip. (over 30 years ago)

A neurochip is an integrated circuit chip (such as a microprocessor) that is designed for interaction with neuronal cells. Neurochip that can sense the electrical activity of the neurons (action potentials) in the above-standing physiological electrolyte solution. It also contains capacitors for the electrical stimulation of the neurons. The University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine scientists led by Pakistani-born Canadian scientist Naweed Syed who proved it is possible to cultivate a netw...
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‘Flavonoids’ provide good health benefits

Flavonoids are a group of plant metabolites thought to provide health benefits through cell signalling pathways and antioxidant effects. These molecules are found in a variety of fruits and vegetables. Flavonoids are polyphenolic molecules containing 15 carbon atoms and are soluble in water. These natural products are well known for their beneficial effects on health and efforts are being made to isolate the ingredients so called flavonoids. Flavonoids are now considered as an indispensa...
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Neural Processing Unit (NPU)

A neural processor or a neural processing unit (NPU) is a specialized circuit that implements all the necessary control and arithmetic logic necessary to execute machine learning algorithms, typically by operating on predictive models such as artificial neural networks (ANNs) or random forests (RFs) In Brain - Neural processes is the one that drive coordinated movement, attention, perception, reasoning, and intelligent behavior result from learning and memory. So the computational mechan...
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‘Embryonics’ uses AI to identify healthy embryos and increase IVF success

Embryonics is developing and applying data-driven solutions to improve the journey and the success rates of fertility treatments. https://youtu.be/pN5R4EbkbKU The process of fertilizing a human egg outside the body in order to help those suffering from infertility to conceive is known as in vitro fertilization (IVF). Despite being the most effective method of assisted reproductive technology (ART), the average success rate of IVF is a mere 20-40%. One step that is critical to the succes...
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‘Photopheresis’ medical treatment

Photopheresis is a form of apheresis and photodynamic therapy in which blood is treated with a photosensitizing agent and subsequently irradiated with specified wavelengths of light to achieve an effect.  Photopheresis, also known as extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP), is a medical treatment that removes blood via a machine and isolates white blood cells. Then, these white cells are exposed to a medication called 8-methoxypsoralen followed by UVA irradiation before returning the blood to the...
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University Of Pennsylvania’s researcher Mohsen Azadi and his team levitate object using light.

At University of Pennsylvania in the mechanical engineer Igor Bargatin’s lab, Mohsen Azadi and his team were able to successfully demonstrate levitation of an object using light. Team built a "nanocardboard,” a material that’s as thin as a few strands of DNA and weighs less than a thousandth of a gram, but stiff enough to resist flopping for levitation. Crookes radiometer - also known as a light mill, the instrument is essentially a glass bulb under partial vacuum with paper vanes that are b...
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‘3D Bioprinting’ – use bioink to print living structures.

3D Bioprinting is a form of additive manufacturing that uses cells and other biocompatible materials as “inks”, also known as bioinks, to print living structures layer-by-layer which mimic the behavior of natural living systems. Three dimensional bioprinting is the utilization of 3D printing–like techniques to combine cells, growth factors, and biomaterials to fabricate biomedical parts that maximally imitate natural tissue characteristics. 3D bioprinting can be used to reconstruct tissue...
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‘Bio-inks’ – materials used to produce engineered / artificial live tissue using 3D printing.

Bio-inks are materials used to produce engineered/artificial live tissue using 3D printing. These inks are mostly composed of the cells that are being used, but are often used in tandem with additional materials that envelope the cells. The combination of cells and usually biopolymer gels are defined as a bio-ink. Bioinks may be made from natural or synthetic biomaterials alone, or a combination of the two as hybrid materials. In certain cases, cell aggregates without any additional biomate...
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Terahertz (THz) spectroscopy systems – allowing us to gain new insights about many-body quantum kinetics

Terahertz spectroscopy detects and controls properties of matter with electromagnetic fields that are in the frequency range between a few hundred gigahertz and several terahertz (abbreviated as THz). Terahertz (THz) represents the portion of the electromagnetic radiation between the microwave and the infrared region. Terahertz (THz) spectroscopy systems are widely employed to retrieve the chemical and material composition of a sample. This is single-handedly the most important driving mo...
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‘Genomelink’ – personal discovery tool to help you understand who you are genetically.

Genomelink is raw DNA data upload site that provides reports of potential of genomics and the role it will play in our lives over the coming years. Genomelink uses your existing raw DNA data from services like AncestryDNA, MyHeritage, and 23andMe to give you additional insights into your DNA. The list of genetic traits that Genomelink examines is constantly expanding and is based on the latest scientific research.  Genomelink analyzes your genetic traits by connecting your raw DNA data...
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Hair Science

Initially, hair is white. It gets its natural color from a type of pigment called melanin. The formation of melanin begins before birth. The natural color of our hair depends upon the distribution, type and amount of melanin in the middle layer of the hair shaft or cortex. Hair has only two types of pigments: dark (eumelanin) and light (phaeomelanin). They blend together to make up the wide range of hair colors. Melanin is made up of specialized pigment cells called melanocytes. They posi...
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Fudan University in Shanghai, China – COVID-19 diagnosis using machine-learning model based on ocular surface features

The standard practices for screening patients with COVID-19 are the CT imaging or RT-PCR (real-time polymerase chain reaction) for testing viral nucleic acid, which is expensive and in need of professional equipment and waiting time. Fudan University in Shanghai, China has suggested a method that have shown that the COVID-19 patients are usually accompanied by ocular manifestations and constructed a machine-learning model based on ocular surface features and proposed a new screening method ...
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Plant consciousness & Biocommunication

Research is being conducted to understand Plant consciousness & Biocommunication. Research still is in progress, but some suggest - Plants may not have feelings but they are indeed alive and have been described as sentient life forms that have “tropic” and “nastic” responses to stimuli.  Plants can sense water, light, and gravity — they can even defend themselves and send signals to other plants to warn that danger is here, or near. ...
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Precision medicine

Precision medicine is an approach to patient care that allows doctors to select treatments that are most likely to help patients based on a genetic understanding of their disease. This may also be called personalized medicine. PrecisionMed, Inc PrecisionMed, Inc. offers vital products and services facilitating breakthroughs in genetics, drug discovery, biomarker research, and molecular diagnostics. They offer high quality, accurately annotated human biological material and are the largest...
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Diagnosing Disease by Voice – using digital Bio-Markers to tell If You have a chronic disease

Speech is a complex process that requires coordination with our brain, muscles, and respiratory system. Diagnosing Disease by Voice - using digital Bio-Markers to tell If You Have a Chronic Disease Biomarkers are patterns in your voice like pitch, tone, volume, rhythm and rate that can reveal a variety of health conditions. Many companies have started research to develop Biomarkers for early diagnosing. Research on - Automated assessment of psychiatric disorders usi...
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Serum Institute of India – world’s largest maker of vaccines

Serum Institute of India is a manufacturer of immunobiological drugs including vaccines in the city of Pune, India. Serum Institute of India is ranked as India's No. 1 biotechnology company, manufacturing highly specialized life saving biologicals like vaccines using cutting edge genetic and cell based technologies, antisera and other medical specialties. Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd. is now the world's largest vaccine manufacturer by number of doses produced and sold globally (m...
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DRAPER Laboratory – Innovation Partner that provides deep expertise to design, develop, and deploy advanced technology solutions

Draper Laboratory is an American not-for-profit research and development organization, headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts; its official name is The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc. The laboratory specializes in the design, development, and deployment of advanced technology solutions to problems in national security, space exploration, health care and energy. From whiteboard concept to fielded systems, Draper engineers design, develop and deploy advanced technology ...
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Supercomputers – Powering the next generation of Industrial revolution

A supercomputer is a computer with a high level of performance as compared to a general-purpose computer. The performance of a supercomputer is commonly measured in floating-point operations per second (FLOPS) instead of million instructions per second (MIPS) https://youtu.be/oegYLRXcw3o Innovative Computing Lab with the University of Tennessee Fugaku – exascale supercomputer, at the RIKEN Center for Computational Science in Kobe, Japan. It's one of the top in performance in c...
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Tohoku University – wearable sensors for detecting viruses and bacteria in the surrounding environment

Scientists at Tohoku University have been studying materials that can change mechanical into electrical or magnetic energy, and vice versa, for decades. Together with colleagues, they published a review in the journal Advanced Materials about the most recent endeavours into using these materials to fabricate functional biosensors. Piezoelectric materials convert mechanical into electrical energy. Antibodies that interact with a specific virus can be placed on an electrode incorporated on...
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Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT)

Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is a procedure that delivers healthy human donor stool to a person via colonoscopy, enema, nasogastric (NG) tube or in capsule form (popularly called “poop pills”). It may be prescribed for debilitating gasterointestinal infections, such as Clostridium difficile (C. diff), that keep recurring despite antibiotic therapy. C. diff is a serious infection — one that causes debilitating diarrhea. Treating C. diff begins with administering antibiotics; however...
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Bio-Printing

3D Bioprint Service Three-dimensional (3D) bioprint, otherwise termed additive manufacturing, is driving major innovations in many fields, including manufacturing, engineering, art, education and medicine. Although a newly established technology, 3D bioprint has been developed at a rapid growth during the last decade. This approach helps to achieve increasingly cell-based therapies by working with diverse materials, like plastic, metal and ceramics. Creative Biolabs has employe...
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SigmaAldrich – Global scientific community collaborating to accelerate access to better health research

SigmaAldrich - Global scientific community collaborating to accelerate access to better health research It is working to solve the toughest problems in life science by collaborating with the global scientific community – and through that, we aim to accelerate access to better health for people everywhere. It provides scientists and engineers with best-in-class lab materials, technologies and services. With the 2015 combination of EMD Millipore and Sigma-Aldrich, it now has a broad...
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