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This Wireless, Handheld, Non-invasive Device Detects Alzheimers and Parkinsons Biomarkers

November 13, 2023

This Wireless, Handheld, Non-invasive Device Detects Alzheimers and Parkinsons Biomarkers

A team led by UC San Diego engineers has developed a handheld, non-invasive device that can detect biomarkers for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases. The biosensor can also transmit the results wirelessly to a laptop or smartphone. The team tested the device on in vitro samples from patients and showed that it is as accurate as the state of the art. Ultimately, researchers plan to test saliva and urine samples with the biosensor. The device could be modified to detect biomarkers for other conditions as well.  Full Story


Women Produce Skin Temperature Data that are Just as Predictable as Men

November 9, 2023

Women Produce Skin Temperature Data that are Just as Predictable as Men

Women produce physiological data that is just as predictable as men, at least when it comes to skin temperature. This might seem like common sense, but variations in body signals due to menstrual cycles, such as temperature, were used as an excuse to keep women out of clinical studies for decades.    Full Story


UC San Diego Researchers Awarded $1 Million to Build First-of-its-Kind Microscope

November 7, 2023

UC San Diego Researchers Awarded $1 Million to Build First-of-its-Kind Microscope

The National Science Foundation has awarded $1 million to an interdisciplinary UC San Diego research team to build a first-of-its-kind, super-resolution microscope that will set the stage for advances in the biomedical sciences. Using materials custom-built at the university, the machine has the potential to achieve 10 times the resolution and more than 100 times the measurement speed of similar microscopes at current state-of-the-art levels. Full Story