Microneedle Pill to deliver Injections from the Inside: Injectable Medications

A spiky pill might replace injections in the near future. The mPill or Microneedle Pill has spikes all over its surface for direct diffusion of drug into the blood stream once it is consumed. Researchers envision using this technology in medication like insulin along with replacement of other oral drugs since it allows for faster absorption than the current tablets.

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Electronic long-term Memory Cell that Mimics Brain’s Processes: Artificial Neural Network

With an aid of an electronic multi-state memory cell, RMIT University’s scientists have pioneered not only the technology of emulating the processes of human brain but also its ability of storing good amount of information. The discovery is a giant step that would make them closer to fabricating a bionic brain. Mirroring human brain processes would help treating Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s ailments claimed the team behind the discovery. Brain is like a complex analog computer Project leader Dr Sharath Sriram said that this is a ground-breaking development where they have…

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Chewing Gum helps in removing catchy tones from Mind: Brainworms Effect

In an interesting research, scientists at the University of Reading have concluded that chewing a gum helps in eradicating the humming of song which is catchy of course and tends to go on and on within our head for days. The effect called an earworm or brainworm have been observed before but was poorly understood. However, this time, the researchers did come up with a solution and that is, having chewing gum as soon as one hears a catchy song, helps in thinking the song less often. Chewing helps in…

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Ankle Exoskeleton for increasing Walking Efficiency: Better Gas Mileage for Humans

For humans, walking and running is primarily done by ankle hence, it can be considered as the major power source. Researchers at the University of North Carolina and Carnegie Mellon University have built a device called ankle exoskeleton that could be used for stable and easier walking. The device has no batteries and is devoid of any motors and it aims towards lessening the energy cost of human walking. The weight of carbon-fiber device is around 500 grams, nearly as that of a normal loafer.

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Combating Dental Microbial Infection with Coconut Oil: Oral Hygiene

Researchers at Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT), Ireland tested coconut oil samples on steptococcus mutans, the bacteria that is responsible for dental erosion, and noted that the oil inhibited the growth of the bacteria. Further observation also revealed that the oil was equally harmful to the yeast Candida albicans that leads to oral thrush.

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Nanoparticle Compound delivered directly into the Gut Tissue: Self-propelling Nanobots

Experts believe that micromachines or nanobots use in the field of medicine can change the way some of the medical conditions are diagnosed and treated. Using these nanobots, medical payload would be sent directly to the specific injury site. Until now the researchers have achieved to test such micromachines in cell samples under laboratory conditions. 

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