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Wearables for Parkinsons study

Wearables Should Replace Self-Reporting Diaries for Tracking Parkinson’s Symptom, Says New Study

According to a new study published in the journal npj Digital Medicine, wearable technology can be a better alternative to self-reporting diaries to track symptoms in people with Parkinson’s disease. “For clinicians to effectively manage the disease and for researchers to develop new therapies, high quality data are critical,” said Paolo Bonato, a senior author […]
Wyss Institute eRapid Platform

Wyss Institute Researchers Develop “eRapid” Platform for Creating Low-Cost, Handheld Electrochemical Devices

Millions of people with diabetes around the world use handheld electrochemical sensors to monitor their blood sugar levels with electric glucometers. These sensors improved at-home medical testing for diabetics but they haven’t yet been successfully applied to diagnosing other conditions. Now researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have developed […]
3D bioprinted proximal tubule

Researchers Develop 3D Bioprinted, Proximal Tubule Model that Mimics Functionality of Real Kidneys

Our kidneys are continuously cleaning our blood to prevent waste, salt and excess fluid from building up inside our bodies. This process is performed by glomeruli, which are an array of capillaries at the end of kidney tubules. But other parts of the kidneys, the proximal tubules, are responsible for reabsorbing the “good” molecules and […]