The Pulse: Achieving sight through sound
This episode features:
• Researchers at the University of Bath are developing a device that trains the brain to turn sounds into images, which could be used as an alternative to invasive treatments for blind and partially-sighted people.
• A new technique for detecting cancer by imaging the consumption of sugar with MRI has been unveiled by UCL scientists. The breakthrough could provide a safer and simpler alternative to standard radioactive techniques.
• Scientists at The University of Akron are exploring new biomedical uses for a polymer-based product that is synthetic, flexible, mostly water, and almost as tough as rubber.
• Researchers developed a new nanofiber mesh capable of simultaneously realizing thermotherapy and chemotherapy of tumors. Using this technology, the team succeeded in efficiently inducing natural death of epithelial cancer cells.
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