Scientists from Geneva and Zurich universities have identified a protein mechanism that can fight against HIV.
Panasonic hopes to enter the micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS) market by developing and commercializing MEMS sensors and devices from this year.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between QinetiQ and the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) in Saudi Arabia to collaborate on a range of research and technology development programmes which could include autonomy, robotics, sensors, communications and remote sensing.
For most athletes "no pain, no gain" is a philosophy to live by. However, too much pain can be bad, as excessive muscle fatigue could lead to serious injury. The difficulty is that athletes rely on their own perception of muscle fatigue when training, and often it is too late by the time they feel sore.
In a third successful funding round in the past 12 months Microvisk has secured £10.5m, the largest amount raised by a UK life science company. This UK Company 'Microvisk Technologies' made news for having developed a handheld system to monitor the blood clotting status of patients taking the drug Warfarin.
Morgan Technical Ceramics has launched a new tube contact sensor for accurate detection of occlusions in medical infusion lines. The sensor gives non-invasive detection of pressure changes in a flexible tube without the requirement for disposable cassettes and as a result provides medical device OEMs with a simple and reliable method of recognising when the tube is blocked.
The latest amongst the long list of semiconductor acquisitions that ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN) has made, is Cypress Semiconductor's (Nasdaq:CY) image sensor business unit for approximately $31.4 million. The all-cash deal is expected to close by the end of the first quarter, subject to customary closing conditions.
Siemens has recently launched a sensor that will monitor a patient’s breathing patterns to warn of impending asthma attacks. It does this by warning of inflammation in air passages, so that patients can take preventive medication well in advance.
This year, the NFL has been on a crusade against concussions. From the ban on head hits to the recent launch of a new website, www.nflhealthandsafety.com, the organization is doing its part to keep players safe, during their time on the field and long after.
Senior scientist Deirdre Meldrum has acquired a new role in 2011, as the leader of one of the most ambitious research endeavour ever undertaken at Arizona State University.