Biomedical technology

Rapid, at-home prototype saliva test that's as good as RT-PCR

At-home COVID-19 tests have become an easy way to self-diagnose. But current tests have drawbacks, such as the length of time it takes to get an answer, or how accurately the test can identify a positive case. And most of ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Hugging a 'breathing' cushion to ease anxiety

Researchers have developed a huggable, cushion-like device that mechanically simulates breathing, and preliminary evidence suggests it could help reduce students' pre-test anxiety. Alice Haynes of the University of Bristol, ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Diagnosing pregnancy complications by monitoring placental oxygen

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have developed a prototype device that could potentially diagnose pregnancy complications by monitoring the oxygen level of the placenta. The device sends near-infrared light ...

Biomedical technology

F1 tech put to use in Leicester's hospitals

A pioneeing new device to help doctors and nurses communicate clearly whilst wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) has been developed and sucessfully trialed by Leicester academics in collaboration with Formula One ...

Oncology & Cancer

Hand-held device reads levels of cancer biomarker

Researchers at McMaster and Brock universities have created the prototype for a hand-held device to measure a biomarker for cancer, paving the way for home-based cancer monitoring and to improve access to diagnostic testing.

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