Tiny brain stim implant doesn’t need batteries or wires

A new device the size of a grain of rice could electrically stimulate the brain. It could potentially help treat depression, Parkinson's, and more.

Jade Boyd-Rice • futurity
June 10, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: brains materials-science medical-devices magnetism health-and-medicine implants

Nanotech could diagnose COVID-19 and gauge death risk

A proposed platform uses nanoparticles or magnetic levitation to spot a "fingerprint" for COVID-19 diagnosis and checking death risk.

Kim Ward-Michigan State • futurity
May 19, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 nanotechnology viruses infections magnetism health-and-medicine medical-tests

New magnetic brain stim shows promise for severe depression

A new form of magnetic brain stimulation offered quick relief for symptoms of severe depression in 90% of participants in a small study.

Mandy Erickson-Stanford • futurity
April 7, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: depression brains magnetism bipolar-disorder health-and-medicine

‘Levitating proteins’ could offer early warning for disease

Using magnetic levitation to split up different proteins in blood plasma could be a way to diagnose opioids or even cancer.

Kim Ward-Michigan State • futurity
Feb. 6, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: cancer nanotechnology multiple-sclerosis opioids blood proteins magnetism health-and-medicine medical-tests

‘Spin waves’ could keep your phone from overheating

Researchers have a new way to make electronic devices faster, less power-hungry, and less liable to overheat.

National University of Singapore • futurity
Dec. 9, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: temperature computers mobile-devices magnetism science-and-technology

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