Scientists develop a novel virus-like particle vaccine that protects animals against COVID-19 infections

University of Minnesota researchers have developed a novel virus-like particle vaccine against COVID-19. Having been successfully tested in animals, the novel vaccine—created as part of a study whose findings were recently published in the scientific journal PLOS Pathogens—offers a new approach in the global battle against COVID-19 and its emerging […]

Researchers develop eardrum-contact hearing aid

Excessive noise, hearing loss, vascular constriction, old age—hearing difficulties can be caused by many factors. To help improve the quality of life of people with hearing impairment, Mannheim start-up Vibrosonic have developed a new, innovative hearing aid with an integrated loudspeaker that sits directly on the eardrum. This hearing contact […]

Computer gaming technology used to develop screening tools for ‘lazy eye’ in children

Computer gaming technology is being used to develop and pilot two low cost, next-generation screening tools for ‘lazy eye’ in children. NHS Forth Valley Consultant Ophthalmologist, Dr. Iain Livingstone and Dr. Mario Giardini, senior lecturer in the University of Strathclyde’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, have developed two prototype devices to […]

Researchers develop low-cost method to decontaminate personal protective equipment

As the weather turns cooler and people move activities indoors, the number of new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases being reported in the United States is rising. This mirrors COVID-19 activity already seen in Europe and elsewhere across the globe. Meanwhile, supply-chain problems are likely to cause limited supplies of filtering facepiece […]