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April 6, 2021
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NIBIB-funded engineers have developed a flexible epidermal patch that can simultaneously and continuously monitor cardiac output and metabolic levels of glucose, lactate, caffeine, or alcohol. The patch is a major step towards continuous non-invasive health monitoring.
March 25, 2021
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Sickle cell disease is the most prevalent inherited blood disorder in the world, affecting 70,000 to 100,000 Americans. However, it is considered an orphan disease, meaning it impacts less than 200,000 people nationally, and is therefore underrepresented in therapeutic research.
August 3, 2020
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Researchers have reported a new form of electronics known as 'drawn-on-skin electronics,' allowing multifunctional sensors and circuits to be drawn on the skin with an ink pen.
September 17, 2019
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Painless skin patch collects fluid to monitor biomarkers to speed up and simplify routine diagnostic testing. 
December 16, 2019
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NIH-funded research replaces needles with lasers in new blood glucose monitoring system.
December 3, 2020
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Bioengineers at the University of California, San Diego, with funding from NIBIB, have designed a glucose meter system built into a smartphone case, along with a smartphone app to present the results. The researchers developed the new device, called GlucPhone, with convenience and portability in mind.
December 3, 2020
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NIH researchers have devised a biochemically formulated patch of dissolvable microneedles for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. The biochemical formula of mineralized compounds in the patch responds to blood chemistry to manage glucose automatically. In a proof-of-concept study performed with mice, the researchers showed that the chemicals interact in the bloodstream to regulate blood sugar for days at a time.
December 7, 2020
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Your watch might be able to tell you it’s time to call in sick. Researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health have revealed the ability of wearable biosensors, similar to the Apple Watch or Fitbit, to detect physiological changes that may indicate illness, even before symptoms appear.
March 5, 2020
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Can your smart watch detect when you are becoming sick? A new study indicates that this is possible. By following 60 people through their everyday lives, researchers found that smart watches and other personal biosensor devices can help flag when people have colds and even signal the onset of complex conditions like Lyme disease and diabetes.
December 9, 2020
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The technology uses near infrared light to penetrate tissue and measure the concentrations of various molecules, like water, and lipids, such as fat.