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Accessing an online cognitive behavioral therapy (CCBT) program could improve the quality of life of patients with mood and anxiety disorders, according to a study published in JAMA Psychiatry.

Researchers from Harvard have developed a predictive model, called MELD-Plus, capable of identifying patients at high-risk for developing negative outcomes following a hospital admission for cirrhosis. Findings were published in PLOS One.

Analyzing brain patterns with machine learning could predict people at risk of suicide, according to a study published in Nature Human Behavior.

Scientists at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland have demonstrated that phantom body pain in paraplegic patients could be reduced by creating a bodily illusion using virtual reality (VR), according to a study published Neurology.

Researchers have developed an endoscopic system, powered by artificial intelligence (AI), capable of identifying colorectal adenomas during a colonoscopy. Findings are set to be presented at the 25th UEG Week in Barcelona.

 

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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.

Delays in clinical data management halt completion of trials

The time spent designing and implementing clinical study databases has a negative impact on conducting and completing trials, according to the 2017 eClinical Landscape Study from Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development.

Labyrinth chip separates cancer cells from blood for improved personalized treatment

Researchers from the University of Michigan have developed a labyrinth chip capable of separating circulating cancer cells from other cells in the body. Explained in Cell System, the chip aims to provide physicians with a tool to personalize cancer treatment and monitor genetic changes.

'Smartfoam' detects potential concussions in real time

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

Paper sensor patch measures glucose during exercise

Researchers from the State University of New York at Binghamton have developed a non-invasive paper-based sensor patch, capable of measuring blood glucose levels for diabetic patients.

Common molecule arms itself to fight cancer, influenza

Researchers from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom have developed a genetically engineered common molecule capable of being programmed to fight cancer, influenza and other diseases.

Microscopic needle patch burns fat in mice

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and the University of North Carolina have developed a medicated skin patch capable of transforming white fat into energy burning brown fat. The study, published in ACS Nano, aimed for the patch to treat metabolic disorders like obesity and diabetes.

Artificial skin gives robotic hand a sense of touch

Researchers from the University of Houston have developed an artificial skin, capable of stretching over robotic hands and sense the difference between hot and cold. Findings are published in Science Advances.

Online insomnia therapy reduces paranoia, hallucinations

Not getting enough sleep is a common occurrence for college students—but those with insomnia could experience reduced paranoia and hallucinations with digital cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), according to a study published in The Lancet Psychiatry. 

Clinical trials often go unregistered, unpublished

Clinical trials often go unregistered or unpublished and have differences in the reporting of primary outcomes, according to a study published in JAMA.

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