All articles by JP Casey
JP Casey is the editor of Future Power Technology, Offshore Technology Focus and MINE Magazine. Their topics of interest include covering human rights violations in energy, considering the balance of people and profits across the industry, and writing lists in threes.
Lasers able to produce 3D images of cancer cells
Researchers from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) have developed a new method of generating 3D images of the interior of the human body, which uses laser beams to visualise the development of cancer cells.
Machine learning model predicts cholera outbreaks
Researchers from Duke University, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research in Dhaka, Bangladesh, have developed machine learning algorithms to identify people at the greatest risk of contracting cholera.
Retina implant could restore sight to visually impaired people
A microscopic retinal implant could restore sight to visually impaired people by converting light into electrical signals, researchers from Sweden, Israel, Italy, and Austria have found.
New membrane could improve sweat sensor effectiveness
An international team of scientists has developed a membrane that can sense the presence of sweat when applied to the skin, and is reported to be hundreds of times more effective than conventional methods.
Terahertz radiation could produce safe and effective medical images
Researchers from the University of Strathclyde and Capital Normal University in Beijing have developed a new form of terahertz (THz) radiation, which could enable medical images to be produced more safely than conventional X-rays.
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3D-printed dentures release medicine to prevent infections
Researchers from the University of Buffalo have used 3D printing to construct dentures that are filled with microscopic capsules that release antifungal medication Amphotericin B.
Living Heart Project develops ‘walk-in’ heart simulation to aid research
French software company Dassault Systèmes’ US simulation subsidiary Simulia has developed the Living Heart Project, a 3D model of a beating human heart that people can walk through, to assist cardiovascular studies.
Biodegradable silk fibres could help bones heal
Researchers from the University of Connecticut have developed a biodegradable composite made from silk fibres that can be used to repair load-breaking broken bones safely and effectively.
Biocompatible nanotube could make cancer drug delivery safer
Researchers from Cardiff University have developed a non-toxic nanotube which is soft, flexible and biocompatible, which could be used to deliver anti-cancer drugs precisely and safely.
Smart patch to measure diabetics’ blood sugar without finger pricks
Researchers from the University of Bath have developed a non-invasive adhesive patch which can measure the glucose levels of diabetics without finger-prick blood tests.