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Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)'s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and breast imaging experts at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have developed a machine learning tool capable of identifying high-risk breast lesions that are likely to become cancerous. The tool aims to reduce the amount of unnecessary surgeries in patients with low-risk lesions.

Researchers from UW Medicine created miniature kidneys, grown from human stem cells, for the study of internal kidney diseases. These realistic micro-organoids, described in Nature Materials, aim to provide researchers with an inside look into treating polycystic kidney disease.

Researchers have developed smart protein molecules to reprogram white blood cells to fight cancer cells and other infectious diseases, stopping the spread of the disease. Findings were published in Nature Communications.

The University of California, Irvine was award $8 million to head a group that will develop a brain-computer interface that can restore walking ability and sensation in individuals with a spinal cord injury.

Engineers from Brigham Young University have developed a 'smartfoam' capable of detecting a sport-caused concussion in real time.

 

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Machine learning tool aids radiologists in IDing cancerous breast lesions

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)'s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and breast imaging experts at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have developed a machine learning tool capable of identifying high-risk breast lesions that are likely to become cancerous. The tool aims to reduce the amount of unnecessary surgeries in patients with low-risk lesions.

Surgical glue closes wounds in 60 seconds, can be programmed to stay sealed for months

Biomedical engineers from the University of Sydney and the United States have developed an elastic and adhesive surgical glue capable of sealing wounds in 60 seconds. Finding are explained in Science Translational Medicine.

Smart bandages heal faster, better

Researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Harvard Medical School and MIT have developed a "smart" bandage the could heal wound three times faster than conventional bandages. The bandage, which is activated by a wireless device, is explained in Advanced Functional Materials.

'Body-on-a-chip' system improves testing of new medications

Scientists from Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine have developed a "body-on-a-chip," composed of micro-organs, for improved testing of new drugs. The micro-organ system is described in Scientific Reports.

Portable blood analyzer uses light to detect anemia

Researchers from the University of Washington have developed a portable device capable of detecting anima using optical absorbance. The blood analyzer, described in AIP Advances, aims to provide health officials around the globe with a more comprehensive view of anemia.

Lab grown miniature kidneys improve research into renal disease

Researchers from UW Medicine created miniature kidneys, grown from human stem cells, for the study of internal kidney diseases. These realistic micro-organoids, described in Nature Materials, aim to provide researchers with an inside look into treating polycystic kidney disease.

Patch delivers biometric parameters in real-time

Qualcomm Incorporated, through its subsidiary Qualcomm Life, has developed a medical-grade biometric patch for real-time patient monitoring.

'Smart' molecules give white blood cells an appetite for cancer cells

Researchers have developed smart protein molecules to reprogram white blood cells to fight cancer cells and other infectious diseases, stopping the spread of the disease. Findings were published in Nature Communications.

UCI heads $8M NSF-funded project to develop brain-computer interface

The University of California, Irvine was award $8 million to head a group that will develop a brain-computer interface that can restore walking ability and sensation in individuals with a spinal cord injury.

Gel patch accelerates healing, reduces scarring

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have developed a patch capable of speeding up the wound healing process and miming scarring in patients undergoing surgery or diabetic patients with ulcers.

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