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Future Pills Will Be Electronic

In his recent review published in the journal Trends in Biotechnology, Chistopher Bettinger makes a summary of the current state and future trends of edible electronics: medical devices that do not need to be implanted, just swallowed. The concept ranges from miniaturized cameras to inspect the gastrointestinal tract to pills that release a specific drug according […]

pH Nanosensors to Assess Viability of Transplanted Cells

In cases where patients under go therapeutic cell transplantation treatments, it is essential to monitor and ensure the viability of these transplanted therapeutic cells inside the patient’s body. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland have created non toxic pH nanosensors to assess the cell viability in transplanted cells. Before transplanting, the cells are encapsulated […]