Lab on a chip

Wireless Implant Predicts Heart Attack Hours Ahead

Wireless Implant Predicts Heart Attack Hours Ahead

The tiny prototype lab – to be implamented under the skin Swiss researchers developed a tiny portable personal blood testing laboratory that can be inserted under the skin and can provide immediate analysis of substances in the body and transmit ...

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X-Prize Tricorder Competition will Save Lives

The X PRIZE Foundation together with Qualcomm recently announced an upcoming a $10 million prize to develop a mobile solution that can diagnose patients better than or equal to a panel of board certified physicians. The challenge will be officially ...

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Lab on a Chip to Quickly Detect Oral Cancer

Lab on a Chip  to Quickly Detect Oral Cancer

Oral cancers are hard to detect in the early stages of the disease because they’re painless or resemble a dental disease. When cancer is detected in the hospital, using sophisticated equipment, it might be too late for the patient. Because ...

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2006 in Science, Medicine, and Space

From discovering extrasolar planets to revealing new insights into the workings of life-threatening diseases such as cancer, AIDS, and Alzheimers, 2006 was a year full of scientific innovation. In this article, TFOT returns to a few of the most interesting ...

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