A new type of wirelessly controlled ingestible capsule has been developed, which deploys an electronic device that anchors to the stomach wall. The device is fitted with sensors that can monitor the internal environment of the stomach. It is also capable of drug delivery and can be operated using a smartphone.
3D printers can be used to print daily adaptive aids that help severely disabled arthritis patients perform routine daily tasks such as opening doors or holding a spoon or toothbrush. By using additive low-cost 3D printers to print simple household items nearly 90 percent savings can be obtained.
Excess body weight accounts for approximately four percent of cancer cases worldwide. Various factors impact the incidence of excess body weight, including public policy, economic reforms, and marketing strategies. If the rise in body weight remains unchecked, it could increase the number of cancer cases in the future.
Pregabalin, an anticonvulsant drug prescribed for treating neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, post-herpetic neuralgia, fibromyalgia, generalised anxiety disorder , and nerve pain after spinal cord injury.
Doxycycline is prescribed for treating bacterial infections, respiratory tract infections, rickettsial infections, sexually transmitted infections, and ophthalmic infections. It is considered as an alternative drug of choice for actinomycosis and syphilis.
Azathioprine is an immunosuppressant agent prescribed for treating severely active rheumatoid arthritis and to prevent transplant rejection in patients who received kidney transplants. It is also recommended to treat other autoimmune disorders.