Biotechnologies & Health Enhancement
Biotech promises to boost understanding of our bodies, unravelling the marvels of our brains. Marrying up new knowledge with new technologies could see cutting-edge therapies for cardiorespiratory and neurological diseases, amputees recovering the sense of touch and bionic hands that think for themselves. We could also see new ways of manufacturing biopharmaceuticals.
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Stories in Biotech & Health
Ready to look at your brain’s wiring?
Scientists at Cardiff University share the most detailed scan of a human brain. This may open the way to new medical therapies
Seeing the future: a new breed of bionic eyes
A researcher in the UK has developed the world’s first synthetic, soft tissue retina. As it doesn’t contain any hard materials, the device should be able to bypass many of the problems posed by current mechanical implants
Research projects in this field
The SimpleSkin project aims at starting the era of smart clothing. The idea is to incorporate advanced sensing systems into garments. This way it could be possibile to collect vast amounts of information on the physiological parameters of the wearer, such as pulse and breathing rate. This line of search is part of the effort towards the development of new-generation personal monitoring systems.