Keyword: Diseases

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Briefs: Medical
Scientists have created a new way to detect the proteins that make up the pandemic coronavirus as well as antibodies against it. They designed protein-based biosensors that glow when mixed with components of the virus or specific COVID-19 antibodies.
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Briefs: Lighting
To overcome the limitations of using cleaning agents, sprays, or bulky high-cost sterilizing systems, NASA developed the Ultraviolet Germicidal Door Handle.
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Briefs: Test & Measurement
Device detects pulse rate and blood oxygen saturation in real time.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This set of oculomotor metrics provide valid and reliable measures of dynamic visual performance.
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Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
DiaMonTech used the Ophir Pyrocam to measure and characterize all their laser developments.
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Briefs: Test & Measurement
Unlike other tests, this test gives an estimate of viral load or the number of virus particles in a sample, which can help doctors monitor the progression of a COVID-19 infection and estimate how contagious a patient might be.
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Briefs: Materials
The innovation opens the door for faster and more affordable at-home medical testing.
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Briefs: Medical
MediSCAPE is a highspeed 3D microscope capable of capturing images of tissue structures that could guide surgeons to navigate tumors and their boundaries without needing to remove tissues and wait for pathology results.
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Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Inhalers are among the most commonly used devices for treating respiratory diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). With each inhalation through the inhaler, the...

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Briefs: Photonics/Optics

A terahertz laser was developed with high constant power, tight beam pattern, and broad electric frequency tuning for a wide range of applications in chemical sensing and imaging. The...

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Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Foodborne illness hits about one in six people in the United States every year from more than 31 recognized pathogens including E. coli O157:H7, a particularly harsh strain of E. coli. Researchers...

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NASA Spinoff: Manufacturing & Prototyping
NASA-derived air-quality technologies help curtail the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
3D micro-printing was used to develop this small, flexible scope for looking inside blood vessels.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A new imaging technique measures temperature in 2D.
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Briefs: Wearables
These smart lenses can be used to diagnose and treat diabetes.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Potential applications for a graphene atomic-level sensor include detecting COVID, ALS, and cancer.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The device combines with body power to treat tendon disease and damage, and sports injuries.
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Articles: Materials
Rowheel, which was a winning technology at SAE’s Create the Future Design Contest in 2010, continues to roll forward.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The test can simultaneously diagnose cases, track variants, and detect co-infections.
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Briefs: Wearables
The smartphone-based device could reduce the pressure on testing laboratories during a pandemic.
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Briefs: Nanotechnology
A new imaging method measure temperature in 2D.
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Briefs: Medical
The patch enables unobtrusive drug delivery through the skin for the management of skin cancers.
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Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
The test uses a smartphone microscope and could deliver results in about 10 minutes.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The lenses enable the painless diagnosis or early detection of ocular diseases including glaucoma.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
These textiles could help performers and athletes train their breathing and potentially help patients recovering from post-surgery breathing changes.
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Briefs: Wearables
The mobile phone app enables regular monitoring of glucose levels in people with diabetes.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A new technology uses nanoscale sensors and fiber optics to measure water status just inside a leaf’s surface, where water in plants is most actively managed.
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5 Ws: Electronics & Computers
About the size of a grain of sand, the flying microchip (or microflier) does not have a motor or engine.
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Briefs: Energy
The device combines with body power to treat tendon disease and damage, and sports injuries.
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