Science and art are often treated as completely unrelated disciplines, but there are times when they collide.
Alzheimer’s Research UK has announced a new project harnessing wearables to “revolutionise the early detection of neurodegenerative diseases” such as Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Researchers have developed a coin-sized smart insulin patch that could one day help those with diabetes more easily manage and monitor blood sugar levels.
Tragic news continues to develop regarding the novel coronavirus outbreak, with a proliferation of new cases taking the number of people infected well into the thousands.
Around 47,200 people in the UK get diagnosed with lung cancer every year, making it one of the most common types of cancer.
The outbreak of novel coronavirus in China is growing in severity with over 500 confirmed cases across six countries.
Over the past few years, the use of artificial intelligence in healthcare and medicine has generated much excitement in both the public and private sector.
With significant potential in diagnostics, drug development and patient care, artificial intelligence (AI) has huge potential in healthcare, and is an area that the UK National Health Service (NHS) has made significant progress in over the past few years.
A partnership between King’s Collect London (KCL), chipmaker NVIDIA and artificial intelligence (AI) developer Owkin will see the launch of a vast AI network across hospital sites in the UK.
A home prostate cancer test that is considerably more comfortable and less stressful than current methods has been found to be more effective than a standard diagnostic test.
Artificial intelligence (AI)-based algorithms are being developed by researchers to assist with the monitoring and prognosis of patients with severe traumatic brain injury.
The future treatment of heart attacks could see doctors deploying gene therapy treatments that deactivate key genes, thanks to research underway at the University of Sheffield.
Wearable continuous glucose monitors could help elderly people with memory problems better manage diabetes, according to a study from the University of East Anglia.
In recent years, websites such as 23andMe and Ancestry DNA have exploded in popularity, with a growing number submitting DNA samples in exchange for insights into their health or ancestry.
Innovative technologies are changing the nature of healthcare.
Coaxial electrospinning, a century-old manufacturing technique, is finding a new lease of life in medical applications thanks to research by scientists at the University of Cincinnati.
The mystery vaping-related illness which has been dominating headlines in recent weeks finally has a name – EVALI, which stands for ‘e-cigarette or vape use associated lung injury’.
Canadian biotechnology startup AmacaThera has closed $3.6m seed financing round to help it commercialise its proprietary technology to improve drug delivery.
Replicating the human sense of touch, also known as haptic feedback, is an important and challenging step in developing more dexterous and responsive robotics, and also in the area of medical technology.
Consumer genetics company 23andMe has announced a partnership with medtech company TrialSpark that will see the companies’ combined capabilities increase access to clinical trials.
The wearable tech market is currently worth over $50bn, having more than doubled in size since 2014.
Healthy.io, a company turning smartphone cameras into clinical-grade medical devices to detect chronic kidney disease, has announced that it has raised $60m in Series C funding to roll out the product around the world.
A new artificial intelligence (AI) neutral network can successfully detect heart failure from just one heartbeat.
All mental health workers for the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) claim to experience incidents of verbal or physical aggression at least once a week, and NHS staff surveys show that these incidents are increasing – a recent survey found that 15% of NHS workers have experienced violence in the past 12 months, which was
A newly announced 3D printed wheelchairs project is improving access to assistive technologies in developing countries.
Some 113,000 patients are currently on an organ waiting list, unsure whether they will receive the life-saving treatment that they desperately need.
Combining humans and machines has long been the realm of science fiction, but thanks to technology such as neuroscience, nanotechnology, machine learning and 3D printing, it may soon be commonplace.
For the first time in history, scientists have detected brain wave activity that resembles pre-term babies in lab-grown mini-brains, also known as cerebral organoids.
Despite the UK government’s plans to invest £250m in a National Artificial Intelligence Lab for the National Health Service (NHS), new research has found that public concerns over accuracy, cybersecurity and the limitations of AI-led chatbots could hinder innovation in the healthcare space.
Clinicians at the Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in the UK can now print patient-specific models on demand thanks to new in-house medical 3D printing facilities.