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To touch something is to understand it – emotionally and cognitive. It´s one of our important six senses, which we use and need in our daily lives. But accidents or illnesses can disrupt us from our sense of touch
Performing surgery remotely has, until now, produced good results. Now, adding a layer of sophistication to the process, researchers are developing an artificial finger capable of giving sensory feedback
A special interaction between light and matter, plasmons, will increase the sensitivity and ease in using biosensors for detecting disease biomarkers.
Real-time monitoring of cancer cell processes could soon be possible thanks to nanometric scale diamonds used as biosensors
Early cancer diagnosis is key to increasing patients’ chance of survival. Gold nanoparticles have attracted increasing attention from cancer researchers due to their ability to improve cancer diagnostics substantially
Researchers are now developing new artificial noses for disease diagnostics applications. They have yet to meet the challenge of distinguishing different smells to detect different diseases
“Biomedical carbons, could be used, among others, for wound treatment and for blood filtration” Prof. Steve Tennison says.
Thanks to the EU support to technology transfer, a label-free immunoassay system utilizing advanced optical and micro-nano technology is reaching the market.
In France, nanotechnology is used in the medical field to create artificial biocompatible retinas. Synthetic diamond nanomaterials coat the electrodes that transmit electrical information to the retina, replacing the action of photoreceptors that have deteriorated
New methods relying on an electronic nose and optoacoustics to improve prostate cancer diagnosis techniques and avoid fatal treatment delays
Scientists are looking for new ways to transform complex and organized structures already existing in nature to rebuild bones out of wood
Regenerating bones with materials of natural origin that can bear a lot of weight might not be science-fiction anymore. Scientists are looking for new ways to transform complex and organized structures that already exist in nature into a device to improve bone and ligament substitution
Repairing a defective ear or even an eye is no longer science fiction. Nano-technology can help to make medical history.
Research groups in several countries are making progress in retinal prosthesis development. If they achieve their aims, patients who have gone blind, due to loss of their photoreceptors, could recover a better simplified form of vision than with available prostheses. One of the groups shows that diamonds could lead the way
For millions of people hearing disorders make a negative impact on their lives. Scientists are looking into new ways of treating hearing disorders, by using different sorts of nanoparticles as original inner ear delivery devices. Their hope is that nanoparticles will be able to deliver drugs that can improve or restore hearing
A new prosthetic hand developed at the University of Lund, Sweden, gives hope to amputees to regain hand mobility and touch feeling
Nanomedicine holds a lot of promise, but many questions remain before nanoparticles (NPs) can be widely used in this field. Reports revealed adverse effects in different models, but the effects in humans are unclear