Tokyo Company Unveils World’s First Wearable Glucose Monitor, as reported by Chris Young for InterestingEngineering.com, 11 January 2021.
Tokyo-based health IoT startup Quantum Operation Inc. has unveiled the “world’s first non-invasive glucose monitor that is capable of truly continuous measurement.” The new wearable uses the company’s patented spectrum technology to accurately measure glucose in a person’s bloodstream through the skin without having to use a needle.
Using the technology, diabetic patients will be able to replace the daily routine of using a needle for measurements with simply strapping on a wristwatch-like wearable device. The noninvasive 24/7 monitoring of Quantum Operation’s wearable technology is achieved via novel spectrometer materials. One of these materials is designed to emit an optimal spectrum, while the other is “highly responsive to target spectra as well as the innovative firmware that efficiently extracts targeted data by canceling noise,” Quantum Operation explains. The technology can be used to measure a variety of vital signs, including heart rate and electrocardiography (ECG).
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Now you can drink milk from yeast, not beast, was reported by Brian Blum for Israel21c.com, 7 January 2021. The yeast-generated dairy products will have the nutrition, taste and texture of real dairy without any animal suffering or environmental damage.
“The genome of every living creature contains genes that encode the recipe for making chains of amino acids that make up proteins,” he says. That same genome also regulates the process of “gene expression,” which occurs when information stored in DNA is turned into proteins that are “the essence of life,” he says.
Biotechnology companies harness the mechanism of gene expression to produce medications, vaccines, antibodies, biosensors, energy and food. “They do this by taking a gene from one living organism and implanting it in the genome of another organism that will serve as a ‘factory’ for producing the protein that is encoded in that gene,” Tuller says.