Discarded Compact Discs (CDs) Turned into Biosensors to Alleviate Waste: Researchers explore clinical application of biosensors made from CDs

A non-toxic, inexpensive process upcycles the little-used music technology into a health-monitoring sensor: An upcycling technique to isolate a compact disc’s thin metallic layer to create flexible biosensors that can monitor body function measurements such as oxygen levels and heart and muscle electrical activity has been developed by a team of researchers led by Binghamton University Assistant Professor Ahyeon Koh. “Everybody can create those kinds of sensors for their users. We want these to become more accessible and affordable, and more easily distributed to the public,” said Koh

Bio nanosensor can aid in depression diagnosis

A team of researchers at the Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (KRIBB) has developed a biosensor capable of monitoring serotonin levels in real-time for diagnosing depression.

New test can help detect miscarriage causes, streamline in vitro fertilization (IVF) process: National Institutes of Health (NIH) backed research turns our same-day, point-of-care abnormal fetal chromosome test

In the early stages of pregnancy, as well as during the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process and after multiple miscarriages, a test may be offered to detect any abnormalities in the fetal chromosomes. Those abnormalities — causing either missing or extra chromosomes — can lead to congenital and genetic disorders or, in some cases, miscarriage.

US FDA warns of tracheostomy tube shortage

The FDA released a safety communication about a shortage of tracheostomy tubes due to problems in obtaining raw materials. The shortage, which includes tubes manufactured by ICU Medical, likely will most affect pediatric patients, and the FDA said tracheostomy tubes can be reused after following proper sanitary procedures during the shortage.