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Researchers from the University of Warwick have developed a machine learning model capable of predicting the interactions between proteins and drug molecules with 99 percent accuracy. Findings have been published in Science Advances.

Belgian researchers have identified a protein formulation that mimics the structure and rigidity of the natural lining in a women’s ovaries, a breakthrough for women with infertility or cancer patients who had radiation or chemotherapy treatments. Findings are published in the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics.

Researchers from the University of Minnesota used 3D printing to build lifelike artificial organ models that mimic the look, structure, mechanical properties and feel of human organs. Findings were published in Advanced Materials Technologies.

Elderly patients who played 3D-platform games such as Nintendo's Super Mario 64 saw improvements in short-term memory and an increase in gray matter in the brain, according to a study published in PLOS ONE.

A video game that promotes balance by instructing users to hold poses could help children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.


Recent Headlines

Precision radiotherapy may halve treatment time

A study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, made up of international participants, found that shortening radiation treatments from eight weeks to four weeks produces similar results and patient outcomes. 

Cedars-Sinai awarded $2 million to study communication techniques in opioid pain relief

A team of Cedars-Sinai researchers, led by Michelle S. Keller, MPH, have received $2 million from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to study effective methods for physicians to discuss opioid use in chronic pain patients.

NASA, ASU improve 3D tissue model in body’s fight against salmonella

Understanding how the human body reacts to infectious disease is a key step in developing new treatments. To battle the growing number antimicrobe-resistant infections and minimize costs on new drugs, researchers from Arizona State University and NASA's Johnson Space used 3D tissue models to study and develop realistic models of intestinal tissues fighting salmonella. 

Researchers improve monitoring, measurements of 'organs-on-chips'

Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston have improved monitoring capabilities of "organs-on-chips," minature structures that use living cells to mimic the function of organs. The new platform includes a biochemical sensor for continuous and accurate monitoring of substances released from the organ chip.

Predicting suicide attempts two years in advance

A Florida State University researcher has used advancements in machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to predict suicide attempts up to two years before they occur. The study, titled “Predicting Risk of Suicide Attempts over Time through Machine Learning," will be published in Clinical Psychological Science.

Thomas Starzl, the ‘father of transplantation,’ dies at age 90

Thomas E. Starzl, MD, PhD, widely known as the “father of transplantation," has died at the age of 90 in his Pittsburg home. Starzl is credited with advancing the science of transplantations from risky ventures into feasible surgeries for some of the most at-need patients.  

MediBeacon completes trial of transdermal glomerular filtration rate monitor

MediBeacon, a company within the Pansend Life Sciences platform of HC2 Holdings, has released the results of a clinical trial testing the effectiveness of its Transdermal Glomerular Filtration Rate ("GFR") Monitor on patients with ranging kidney function.

Biocompatible 3-D tracking system advances robotic surgery

Surgeons may have a new competitor in the recently developed biocompatible near-infrared 3D tracking system used in the first smart tissue autonomous robot (STAR) surgery. The system improves upon current manual and robot-assisted surgeries with advanced 3D visibility and accuracy. 

Participation in clinical trials improves women's health outcomes

A review of 21 studies including more than 20,000 women found a 25 percent improved rate of patient outcomes in women participating in obstetrics and gynecology clinical trial when compared to those not participating.

Kidney device paves way for improved screening

Researchers at State University of New York at Binghamton have developed a model kidney to show the inner working of the organ during different treatments to identify possible new solutions.