June 10, 2016
Antibiotics researcher Dr Matt Hutchings finds new drugs in the most unusual of places, plus Craig Venter’s Synthia 3.0 has its lightweight credentials under the microscope. Many of the drugs used in hospitals and prescribed by doctor’s clinics – antifungals, antibiotics and cancer-killing drugs – are made by bacteria found in the soil and from […]
May 29, 2016
Project 360 Everest marks a milestone in virtual mountaineering, Google bets big on machine learning and RC Insane launches the world’s smallest drone. Mountain specialists Mammut achieved a huge coup in virtual reality filming by taking a 360-degree camera to the peak of Mount Everest. Two Nepalese mountain guides – Lakpa Sherpa and Pemba Rinji […]
April 7, 2016
Two technologies that offer huge advantages for doctors in diagnosing or monitoring disease are mobile apps in population studies and nanoparticles for targeting cancers. Working in the medical and veterinary sector for years gave me a fascinating insight into the ways technology would lead to vastly improved diagnosis and treatment for diseases that are difficult […]
March 23, 2016
Wearable Technology 2016 at London’s ExCeL unveiled a huge collection of innovative medical technology, from a wireless smart thermometer to a wearable ‘lab-on-skin’ chip. Researchers, makers and technology companies were there en masse to preview and launch wearables designed to monitor health and help people affected by illness. York University spinout company ClearSky Medical Diagnostics […]
July 3, 2015
Ultimaker’s CREATE Education Project is a central hub for the 3D print company’s collaboration with classrooms across the UK. It also hosts a thriving community of 3D makers, including Phil Case, head honcho for the e-Wheelchair Project. Making the e-Wheelchair has been a satisfying but exhausting endeavour for Phil Case. Pushed to the brink by […]
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