August 1, 2015. Read article in BBC News. Galvani Bioelectronics is currently developing a new treatment for a range of diseases that entails controlling the volume of neural signals using implanted electrodes. According to Verily Chief Technology Officer Brian Otis, “Bioelectronic medicine is a new area of therapeutic exploration, and we know that success will […]
August 7, 2015. Read article in MIT Technology Review. Researchers at the University of Washington have created simulations of what blind people actually see when their retinas are electrically stimulated by bionic implants. See also: images and videos published in Fellows of the Royal Society.
February 9, 2016: Read article in MIT Technology Review. Researchers implanted a “stentrode” to record activity in the brains of live sheep without having to cut open their skulls. This technology could one day enable sophisticated brain-machine interface for high-performing prosthetic limbs without invasive surgery to implant electrodes in the brain.
June 25, 2015: Read article in Medical Express. Physicians in Mexico have developed a new drug to treat degenerative diseases which effect eyesight. This new treatment protocol does not require an intraocular injection, but rather uses nanotechnology to penetrate the eye in a much less invasive and expensive manner.
June 22, 2015: Read article in Genetic Literacy Project. New pharmaceuticals using nanotechnology to target illnesses like cancer are being developed and may become a critical piece of the future of medicine.
June 19, 2015: Read article in JD Supra Business Advisor. The White House has issued a request for information regarding nanotechnology inspired inventions, specifically “ambitious but achievable goal that harnesses nanoscience, nanotechnology, and innovation to solve important national or global problems and has the potential to capture the public’s imagination.”
June 10, 2015: Read publicity release from Cornell University. Biomedical engineers at Cornell University have successfully created a synthetic organ similar to a spleen which works to produce antibodies and increase the function of the immune system. The organ is reinforced with nanoparticles to allow it to retain its structure at body temperature.
June 8, 2015: Read article in National Geographic. Researchers have successfully inserted a small, electronic mesh into the brains of mice and used it to monitor the mice’s thoughts. They hope to eventually be able to fuse human brains with nanodevices of this nature, so that communication between the brain and technology becomes seamless.
June 1, 2015: Read article in News OK. Bioengineers at Stanford have created synthetically altered cells which glow red when exposed to urine with abnormal glucose levels. This is a step toward using synthetic biology as a diagnostic tool for all sorts of disorders, although the developers hope that it will one day be able […]
April 15, 2015: Read article in Cancer Therapy Advisor. Medical researchers based on New York have discovered a new method for early cancer detection using nanotechnology. Patients’ breath is analyzed for evidence of the specific compounds linked to gastric cancer, allowing for non-invasive cancer detection. This new use for nanotechnology could save thousands of lives […]