Researchers from All Over the World Pitch In to Fight COVID-19
Researchers from All Over the World Pitch In to Fight COVID-19
Scientists are lending their expertise—whatever it may be—to help develop tests, medical devices, and other tools to try to save lives during the pandemic.
Researchers from All Over the World Pitch In to Fight COVID-19
Researchers from All Over the World Pitch In to Fight COVID-19

Scientists are lending their expertise—whatever it may be—to help develop tests, medical devices, and other tools to try to save lives during the pandemic.

Scientists are lending their expertise—whatever it may be—to help develop tests, medical devices, and other tools to try to save lives during the pandemic.

medical devices
Colombian Engineers’ Ventilators to Be Tested in COVID Patients
Colombian Engineers’ Ventilators to Be Tested in COVID Patients
Katarina Zimmer | Jul 7, 2020
In just a few months, researchers have constructed low-cost ventilators that can keep sedated pigs alive. Getting them to work safely and reliably in people is the next challenge.
Blood-Cleaning Machine Quickly Eliminates Carbon Monoxide in Rats
Blood-Cleaning Machine Quickly Eliminates Carbon Monoxide in Rats
Ruth Williams | Oct 9, 2019
A device that illuminates and oxygenates blood outside of the body before pumping it back in removes the gas by freeing hemoglobin from CO.
New Hearing Device Isolates Voices
New Hearing Device Isolates Voices
Jef Akst | May 16, 2019
An experimental hearing aid differentiates speakers and monitors the wearer’s brain activity to amplify the one she is trying to listen to.
Image of the Day: Broken Needles
Image of the Day: Broken Needles
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 17, 2019
A long-acting contraceptive patch with microscopic needles releases a drug slowly over time.
Extracting Exosomes to Detect Signs of Cancer in Urine
Extracting Exosomes to Detect Signs of Cancer in Urine
Ruth Williams | Mar 31, 2018
A new device uses anchored nanowires to capture extracellular vesicles from pee for microRNA analysis.
Infographic: Capturing Exosomes From Fluids
Infographic: Capturing Exosomes From Fluids
Ruth Williams | Mar 31, 2018
A microfluidic device collects microRNAs for analysis.
Opinion: No, FDA Didn’t Really Approve 23andMe’s <em>BRCA</em> Test
Opinion: No, FDA Didn’t Really Approve 23andMe’s BRCA Test
Cecile Janssens | Mar 19, 2018
Rather, the breast cancer mutation screen was classified as a type of medical device with obligations for the company to reduce risks to customers.
The Child Hatchery, 1896
The Child Hatchery, 1896
Catherine Offord | Feb 28, 2018
The incubator exhibitions of the late 19th and early 20th centuries publicized the care of premature babies.
Next Generation: Ingestible Device Powered by Stomach Acid
Next Generation: Ingestible Device Powered by Stomach Acid
Abby Olena | Feb 9, 2017
An ingestible, electronic capsule can harvest energy from stomach acid for up to a week in a pig model system.