Medications

Antifreeze cream prevents frostbite injuries to skin

Skiers, hikers, soldiers and others exposed to extreme cold temperatures can experience frostbite—a painful injury that occurs when ice crystals form in the skin. Many extremely cold areas are also remote, and delays in ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Disinfecting PPE for reuse, recycling

A professor at Waterloo Engineering collaborated with researchers in New Zealand on the development of a method to disinfect personal protective equipment (PPE) for reuse or recycling.

Health informatics

AI to help doctors treat deafness

One out of five patients with hearing loss, severe hearing impairment or who were born deaf, have deformations in the inner ear, and could benefit from having an advanced hearing aid known as a cochlear implant (CI) implanted. ...

Biomedical technology

Intensive care patients speak with their eyes

Intubated, ventilated, unable to speak: due to their condition, many critically ill patients are unable to express themselves. They can only communicate their wishes and needs, descriptions of symptoms, or pain sensations ...