University of Manchester working with British Heart Foundation (BHF) have devloped injectable gel to repair damage after a heart attack

University of Manchester researchers have developed a gel that allows doctors to introduce new cells into damaged hearts as a way to repair it and reduce the risk of progression to heart failure. Experts from the University of Manchester, with the help of the British Heart Foundation (BHF), have created this substance that can be injected directly into the heart while it is beating. Researchers have developed a new biodegradable gel that can help to improve the delivery of cells direc...
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University of Southampton – Scientists create tomatoes genetically edited to bolster vitamin D levels. The tomatoes contain as much provitamin D3 as two eggs

Scientists have created genetically edited tomatoes, each containing as much provitamin D3 – the precursor to vitamin D – as two eggs or a tablespoon of tuna. The tomato plants were created by making tiny changes to an existing tomato gene using an editing technique called Crispr-Cas9. “It’s like a pair of molecular tweezers, which you can use to precisely snip out a very small fragment of the gene to enhance a desirable trait in plants a lot quicker than traditional breeding process, and wi...
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‘Virtual Operative Assistant’- Artificial Intelligence tool for simulation-based training in surgery and medicine

Simulation-based training is increasingly being used for assessment and training of psychomotor skills involved in medicine. The application of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies has provided new methodologies to utilize large amounts of data for educational purposes. Virtual Operative Assistant is an platform which exploits machine learning to create automated and individualized feedback for simulation-based training in medicine and surgery. Advances in te...
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Southmead Hospital in Bristol are implementing a tiny deep brain stimulation (DBS) device into the skull to reverse the symptoms of Parkinson’s

A British hospital is the first in the world to implant a brain device to reverse the symptoms of Parkinson's - and its test patient says it is amazing. It overrides the abnormal brain-cell firing patterns caused by Parkinson's. Parkinson’s disease leads to parts of the brain becoming progressively damaged over years and currently has no cure. Symptoms include involuntary tremoring, slow movement, loss of automatic movement and stiff and inflexible muscles. Most people develop sym...
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Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered a single master gene that programs ear hair cells that can overcome deafness caused by age.

New Tool to Create Hearing Cells Lost in Aging Hearing loss due to aging, noise and certain cancer therapy drugs and antibiotics has been irreversible because scientists have not been able to reprogram existing cells to develop into the outer and inner ear sensory cells — essential for hearing — once they die. Jaime García-Añoveros PhD, professor of Anesthesiology, Neurology and Neuroscience, and lead author of the study published in Nature. Jaime García-Añoveros PhD, professor of Anes...
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‘ZoundDream’ – can Interpret baby cry sound using AI

'ZoundDream' - AI based Acoustic MultiStage Interpreter for Baby cry sound. Zoundream is able to identify and translate a human produced sound into its actual meaning, specifically for children pre-speech. Crying as an universal languageBaby crying is the first language newborns use to communicate. A misunderstanding of the message can generate frustration on both sides (newborn and caregiver) compromising not only infant care but also the parental relationship. Even though cries soun...
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LightMatter – photonic processor 10x faster with 90% less energy consumption

As artificial intelligence (AI) grows, researchers are exploring ways to push beyond electrons and into the world of photons. Technology is now available that is replacing electronic processors with photonic designs that incorporate lasers and other light components. Through the combination of electronics, photonics, and new algorithms, lightmatter has built a next-generation computing platform purpose-built for artificial intelligence. Photonic computing and especially the area of integr...
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‘Altos Labs’ – focused on cellular rejuvenation to reverse disease 

Altos Labs is a new biotechnology company focused on cellular rejuvenation programming to restore cell health and resilience, with the goal of reversing disease to transform medicine. Altos Labs is an American biotechnology research company. Altos Labs' goal is to develop life extension therapies that can halt or reverse the human aging process. Specialized cell therapies based on induced pluripotent stem cells are to be developed for this purpose. Altos is dedicated to unraveling the...
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Saliva glucose biosensor – World-first needle-free diabetes test

Professor Alex Zelinsky AO from University of Newcastle has developed Saliva glucose biosensor that can test for type 1 and type 2 diabetes without using needle. Saliva glucose biosensor is similar in size to a stick of chewing gum and considerably thinner, was incredibly powerful, detecting substances that exist in saliva in minute concentrations. One of the key challenges the team had was the sheer unavailability of glucose in saliva (With saliva glucose concentrations 100 times low...
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‘Seegene’ – leading developer of multiplex molecular assays and automated solutions.

Seegene, Inc is a Korean manufacturer of in vitro diagnostic (IVD) products, particularly molecular diagnostics. Its portfolio includes a range of assays and screening products for sepsis, respiratory diseases such as influenza and respiratory syncytial virus, as well as sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Seegene Rapidly Introduces New PCR Test that Identifies the Omicron Variant, its Stealth Version, and all VOCs in a single tube. https://youtu.be/nCgq5Tlq_Ic Seegene’s ...
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‘Vuity’ FDA Approved eye drops that may replace reading glasses

The Food and Drug Administration recently approved prescription eyedrops that could potentially replace the need for reading glasses. VUITY™ Now FDA-approved Our eyes change as we age. These age related changes can lead to Blurry Near Vision, also known as presbyopia. The lenses of our eyes become harder and less flexible, making it more difficult to see up-close. The first and only prescription eye drop to treat age-related Blurry Near Vision (presbyopia) in adults. VUITY™ may ...
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New Trend – Increased Compute and storage capability at the edge

More and More newer edge devices have increased compute and storage capability at the edge. At the Telsa's AI Day event - it had reveled D1’s 354 chip nodes reportedly that have one teraflops (1,024 gflops). The entire chip was capable of up to 363 teraflops of compute as well as 10tbps of on-chip bandwidth/4tbps of off-chip bandwidth. The D1 chip & training tile The aforementioned precursor cluster relied predominantly on Nvidia’s A100 GPUs for acceleration. Not so for Dojo, whic...
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Intel Labs’ Nabil Imam Develop Computer Chip that can smell without a Nose

Nabil Imam, a senior research scientist in Intel Labs’ neuromorphic computing group, works with olfactory neurophysiologists at Cornell University and derived a set of algorithms and configured them on neuromorphic silicon, specifically called "Loihi" chip that can detect a smell without a nose. ” Loihi is Intel’s neuromorphic computing chip that applies the principles of computation found in biological brains to computer architectures. “My friends at Cornell study the biological ...
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Intel Movidius Neural Compute Stick

Intel Movidius Neural Compute Stick is a modular artificial intelligence (AI) accelerator in a standard USB 3.0 stick form factor. Designed for product developers, researchers and makers, the Intel Movidius Neural Compute Stick aims to reduce barriers to developing, tuning and deploying deep learning applications at the edge by delivering dedicated high-performance deep neural network processing. Intel’s Neural Compute Stick is a USB-thumb-drive-sized deep learning machine. NCS is a USB p...
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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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