Health

Sensors get flexible

Oximeter array printed on flexible plastic

5/1/2019 Researchers have created a flexible sensor that can be used over large areas of skin, tissue and organs to detect blood-oxygen levels.

Football and the teenage brain

5/1/2019 A new study shows that a single season of high school football may cause microscopic changes in the structure of the brain.

Machines that heal

Rikky Muller and nerual dust component

5/1/2019 Rikky Muller is building tiny, wireless devices that can be implanted in the brain, with the aim of treating conditions such as epilepsy or spinal cord injuries.

Q+A on the future of food

Ricardo San Martin lecturing

5/1/2019 Ricardo San Martin weighs in on the alternative meat industry and the challenges of developing plant-based meats.

Protecting health data privacy

Graphic of health tools on portable device

5/1/2019 Artificial intelligence can identify individuals by correlating step data from activity trackers and smartphones with demographic data.

Detecting superbugs

Researcher with DETECT test samples

5/1/2019 DETECT is a test that can quickly identify strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria by recognizing specific enzymes in urine samples.

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