New low-cost printer tracks HIV patients’ health.

Researchers have patented a low-cost device that can easily monitor the health of HIV patients living in low-resource settings. The portable device works by helping clinicians count the number of CD4 cells that are attacked by HIV in the body. HIV is known to decrease the number of CD4 cells an individual has. When CD4 counts are very low, that indicates the patient’s HIV is progressing toward AIDS and a ramp up of medication is necessary. Patients with HIV are encouraged to participate in re...
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Researchers creating rapid diagnostic test for blood infections.

BYU is leading a collaborative team that has just kicked off a massive multidisciplinary effort to combat a threat to global health, the rising prevalence of bacteria that can’t be treated by antibiotics. Four BYU professors from three colleges have joined forces on the multi-year, National Institutes of Health-sponsored effort to create a faster diagnostic test for drug-resistant blood infections. As it stands now, diagnostic tests for these types of infections can take up to three days to prod...
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COW – New technology that helps police officers find missing children

A new tool called (COW), a cellular on wheels, is a real lifesaver for missing children. Imagine if your child goes missing in a sea of people. It can happen in the blink of an eye. Losing your child even for a second to a couple of minutes is terrifying and tracking him or her down at an event like the state fair may seem impossible, until now. It’s all thanks to a new tool called a cellular on wheels or COW, for short. This new device may look like your typical smartphone, but law enf...
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Spray-On Pancake Batter

Imagine if you had a ready-to-spray pancake batter--how easy would it be to create a delicious pancake breakfast? An Austin-based company has come out with a novel product which is essentially that: pancakes in an aerosol can. We all like the easy way out sometimes, especially when it comes to cooking meals. But making those meals from scratch with all the ingredients, all that preparation, the utensils, the dishes and the mess to clean up are tiresome and time consuming. Everyone loves...
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Painless Glaucoma Diagnostic Device

BioCOM Inc. has made a convenient pain-free tonometry device to detect glaucoma. The latest Glaucoma IOP Eye Test THROUGH THE EYELID technology by BiCOM Inc. with the DIATON tonometer enables any healthcare professional to quickly and painlessly determine whether a patient has glaucoma and take preventive measures or determine treatment plans to save eyesight. In a study published by the British Journal of Ophthalmology, the number of people with glaucoma worldwide is expected to be 79.6 m...
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