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Scientists from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have developed a set of guidelines to combat fatigue in emergency medical services (EMS) personnel in order to reduce medical errors and risk of injury.

Researchers at the NIH National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) in Bethesda, Maryland, have developed a biochemical formula using mineralized compounds capable of regulating the blood sugar of type 2 diabetes for multiple days in mice. Findings are published in Nature Communications.

Researchers led by Minoru Hashimoto, a professor of textile science and technology at Shinshu University in Japan, have developed a wearable robot capable of supporting the hip joint while a patient is walking. The prototype design, which is described as a wearable actuator, is described in an article published in Smart Materials and Structures.

Researchers from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, have completed the first human trials using a gas-sensing swallowable capsule. The team made two separate discoveries that could improve research into gastrointestinal disorders. Findings are published in Nature Electronics.

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed an algorithm for cancer patients receiving radiotherapy that could reduce side effects while maintaining efficacy. Findings were published in Physics in Medicine & Biology.


Recent Headlines

Paraplegics use virtual reality to reduce phantom pain

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.

AI monitors, determines age of preterm infant brain

Researchers from the University of Helsinki and the Helsinki University Hospital have developed artificial intelligence (AI) software capable of measuring EEG signals in preterm infants to estimate the brain's functional maturity, according to a study published in Scientific Reports.

AI endoscopic system IDs colorectal polyps

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.

Smart nanoparticles regulate body temperature, treat cancer

Scientist from the University of Surrey in the U.K. and China's Dalian University of Technology have developed smart nanoparticles capable of killing cancer cells and self-regulating heat to protect healthy tissue, according to a study published in Nanoscale.

ZEISS releases new live cell imaging platform

ZEISS has introduced a microscopy system called ZEISS Celldiscoverer 7, the latest technology for live cell imaging by the Germany-based imaging company.  

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.