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A revolutionary DNA sequencing instrument to help break the chain of transmission of viruses such as Ebola and Zika has been developed by British scientists. It can identify mutations in viruses in real time, to quickly establish the evolution and geographical journey of the virus through communities.
MIT researchers have now developed a way to deliver CRISPR genome repair components more efficiently than previously possible, and they also believe it may be safer for human use.
When a BMX bike accident broke Steve Sanchez’s back a decade ago, he has needed a wheelchair ever since. But with a new powered robotic suit that supports his body, Sanchez can walk again.
Beloved children’s TV program “Sesame Street” is getting into venture capital. Sesame Workshop has joined with with Collaborative Fund to launch a $10 million joint investment vehicle to invest in startups focused on education, health and social welfare for children.
By beaming radar into a room, it’s possible to spot tiny movements like the rise and fall of a chest as someone breathes. When the device detects a pattern that seems like a person, the software can convert the data into heart rate and respiratory rate.
It’s a Venus flytrap for the streets – a solar- and wind-powered lamp that attracts and captures mosquitoes, aiming to reduce rates of mosquito-borne diseases while illuminating roads.
The Wearables for Good competition was launched in May 2015 by UNICEF, ARM and Frog Design. It focused on concepts for wearables as life-saving products that could work in any environment.