Prosthetic limbs may work wonders for restoring lost function in some amputees, but one thing they can’t do is restore an accurate sense of touch. Now, researchers report that one day in the not too distant future, those artificial arms and legs may have a sense of touch closely resembling the real thing. Using a two-ply of flexible, thin plastic, scientists have created novel electronic sensors that send signals to the brain tissue of mice that closely mimic the nerve messages of touch sensors in human skin.
One evening last November, a fifty-four-year-old woman from the Bronx arrived at the emergency room at Columbia University’s medical center with a grinding headache. […]
FierceBiotech – BD has struck a $24 billion deal to buy C.R. Bard. The takeover will strengthen BD’s position in the markets for catheters, pumps and other items while also giving it a bigger presence in fast-growing fields including oncology and biosurgery. […]
According to new research, computed tomography (CT) scans can successfully detect fractures using 14-times less the amount of radiation than a standard CT scan. The findings were presented today, March 2, at the 2016 American […]