Many of us have formed a love-hate relationship with hand sanitizer in 2020. Though necessary, many have an unpleasant smell, cause skin irritation, or feel sticky and gross. This is a hand sanitizer product that combines pharmaceutical ingredients and natural essential oils, to create a pleasant smelling, soft feeling, and effective antibacterial/antiviral agent.
Hand and finger physiotherapy exercises have been shown to relieve pain and prevent arthritic joints from getting worse. However, such exercises are challenging for people with arthritis because such movements are painful. This trumpet toy helps motivate people to do these exercises by making music and light effects in response to correct movements.
Blockchain ledgers are a decentralized (i.e., “owner-free”) way of sharing data. This is incredibly useful because publicly available data allows efficient use, thereby streamlining many bureaucratic processes. However, complying with data protection laws in this context presents a challenge. This innovation is a blockchain-based system that protects personal information, only revealing it when permission is granted by the owner.
Blood clotting, or hemostatic, agents are a medical necessity to prevent bleeding after injury or during surgery. Currently available hemostatic agents are limited in their utility (e.g. poor shelf-life, toxic side-effects) or come from animal sources. This hemostatic agent is derived from a biopolymer found in fungi. It has exceptional blood-clotting activity, is antimicrobial, and biocompatible.
Reduced carbon emissions are desperately needed to prevent global warming. Carbon dioxide (CO2) waste from industrial flue gas can be recycled, by reacting on a chemical catalyst, to produce methanol, but other compounds in flue gas interfere with this reaction. These researchers have developed a catalyst that reacts with CO2, but not the contaminants, to produce methanol.
It is becoming more difficult to increase computing speed, but a solution to this that is gaining great interest is computing “in-memory” – processing within memory arrays rather than separate processing arrays. Even within in-memory computing, new solutions are required to process faster. This technology is a way to perform a classic computer operation (XOR) faster in-memory.
Many cancers are driven by hyperactive cell signaling proteins, known as kinases. Drugs that inhibit these kinases make attractive anticancer therapies. A bottleneck for kinase inhibitor development is being able to test whether inhibition is effective, for which current testing methods are inadequate. This method directly measures kinase activity in live cells, to better assess potential kinase inhibitors.
With modern gene editing technology, it is now possible to precisely repair genes that cause human disease. However, there is a bottleneck in getting the required gene editing components into the cells that are affected by the faulty gene. This technology solves this problem, creating a cellular delivery system for these gene editing tools.
Skin cancers are incredibly common, but they are difficult to detect at an early stage. We all have odd moles and bumps on our skin, but these are examined by a doctor maybe once a year, at most. With this app, patients can self-monitor their skin lesions and get an accurate prediction of cancer risk.
Any one patient is linked to a lot of data – from their personal details, medical history, reports from lab tests, medication or surgery details, data from wearables, the list goes on and becomes more complicated. This software makes the complicated simple, collecting and consolidating medical data into one easy and usable platform.
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