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Nanoelectronic Thread 1Researcher Dr. Luan and his interdisciplinary team from the University of Texas at Austin have developed an ultra flexible nanoelectronic thread (NET) that has the potential to offer a new type of the long-term neural implants.

(A and B) As-fabricated NET-50 and NET-10 probes on substrates.

(C and D) Zoom-in views of two electrodes as marked by the dashed boxes in (A) and (B), respectively.

(G) A NET-50 probe suspended in water.

A knot is made with a curvature of less than 50 μm to illustrate its flexibility and robustness.

(H) Multiple NET-10 probes suspended in water.

Scale bars, 100 μm (A), 50 μm (B, G, and H), and 10 μm (C and D).

 

Jeremy Hunt - Health SecretaryThe Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has accepted that the health service in England is facing “completely unacceptable” problems, after a week of negative headlines about NHS performance and pressures.

In an interview with the BBC, Mr Hunt also admitted progress had been “disappointingly slow” in some areas, including integrating health and social care services.  The health secretary was speaking at the end of what the national broadcaster dubbed “NHS week”, in which it revealed a major new story each day on the state of the health service.

mri scan Prostate Cancer"Every man with suspected prostate cancer should have an MRI scan," The Guardian reports. That is the conclusion of a study looking at how well MRI scans compare with the current practice of biopsies; removing sections of prostate tissue for analysis.


Disadvantages of prostate biopsies include the fact that they can lead to a small risk of side effects, some of which can be serious, such as sepsis.


Researchers were looking at an advanced type of MRI scan, known as a multi-parametric MRI, which as well as looking at the shape and size of the prostate, can also assess other factors such as blood flow through the gland.

Manager defrauds NHSNotting Hill Police and the NHS Trust busted the manager in a joint investigation
By Amita Joshi

A hospital manager escaped jail after being caught using the NHS budget to pay for his personal wish-list of tools.

Nicky Irwin, an Electrical and Biomedical Engineering (EBME) Manager, was caught after he spent £3,746 of NHS money on goods "for his own private use".

The fraudster was given 175 hours of unpaid work at Isleworth Crown Court on Monday (January 16) after being caught by Notting Hill Police and counter fraud specialists.

He was also sentenced to 10 months’ imprisonment, suspended for 12 months.

Addenbrookes HospitalOne of the UK's largest NHS trusts is expected to come out of special measures thanks to the "dedication and skill" of staff, a report has said.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has changed the rating for Cambridge University Hospitals Trust from "inadequate" to "good".

It follows a visit by inspectors in September 2016.

The last major inspection in April 2015 exposed staffing problems and management failings.

The Trust, which runs Addenbrooke's and the Rosie Maternity Hospitals, admits about 55,000 patients a year and treats a further 65,000 in A&E.

It is the eastern region's main trauma centre and is renowned worldwide for its teaching, academic research and innovation.

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