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The Next Generation of Carbon Monoxide Nanosensors

(NANO DAILY) – The detection of carbon monoxide (CO) in the air is a vital issue, as CO is a poisonous gas and an environmental pollutant. CO typically derives from

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Increasing the Transplant Donor Pool by Fixing Lungs Outside of the Body

(Reuters) – An ongoing clinical trial looking at a device designed to recondition lungs outside of the body could increase the numbers of donor organs available for transplants and potentially

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A Breath Test for Malaria

(Rueters) – Researchers in the United States are developing a breath test for malaria, an innovation that could offer a cost effective alternative to blood tests. Ben Gruber reports. It’s

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United Therapeutics Subsidiary Orders Up to 1,000 Drones for Organ Delivery

(FIERCE BIOTECH) – A subsidiary of United Therapeutics ($UTHR) has placed an order for up to 1,000 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from Chinese manufacturer EHang. The plan is to use

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UPS-Backed Rwandan Blood Deliveries Show Drones’ Promise, Hurdles

By Nick Carey (Reuters) – International delivery company UPS is backing a start-up using drones in Rwanda to transport life-saving blood supplies and vaccines, underlining the wide potential for the

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Reliance on China Health Sector Raises Searching Questions for Baidu

By Paul Carsten BEIJING (Reuters) – The death of a student following experimental cancer treatment he found through China’s biggest search engine, Baidu Inc <BIDU.O>, has exposed the faultlines in

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Toward Dissolvable Electronics for Implants and Sensors

(ACS) – Tiny electronic sensors and devices that can be implanted in the body and then dissolve almost without a trace are getting closer to reality. Scientists have tested several

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Cellphone-Sized Device Quickly Detects the Ebola Virus

(ACS) – The worst of the recent Ebola epidemic is over, but the threat of future outbreaks lingers. Monitoring the virus requires laboratories with trained personnel, which limits how rapidly tests

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Eye Tracking for Rapid Concussion Test

(Reuters) – A technology that utilizes infrared cameras to track eye movements is capable of diagnosing a concussion in one minute, potentially of great use to those who hurt their

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Blood Donors in Sweden Get a Text Message Whenever Their Blood Saves Someone’s Life

By Jon Stone (Independent) – With blood donation rates in decline all over the developed world, Sweden’s blood service is enlisting new technology to help push back against shortages. One

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