The Pulse: Artificial Pancreas Supplies Insulin to Patients

Thu, 06/27/2013 - 11:13am
Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development

This episode features:

  • Doctors are reporting a major step toward an artificial pancreas, a device that would constantly monitor blood sugar in people with diabetes and automatically supply insulin as needed.
  • An NJIT research professor known for his cutting-edge work with carbon nanotubes is overseeing the manufacture of a prototype lab-on-a-chip that would someday enable a physician to detect disease or virus from just one drop of liquid, including blood.
  • A new method of maturing human heart cells that simulates the natural growth environment of heart cells while applying electrical pulses to mimic the heart rate of fetal humans has led researchers at the University of Toronto to an electrifying step forward for cardiac research.
  • Heapsylon has developed a smart sock to help runners improve their technique and prevent injuries. The technology can track activity type and level, in-shoe pressure and other interesting data coming from a person’s foot.

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