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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.

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.

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.

Clinical trials often go unregistered or unpublished and have differences in the reporting of primary outcomes, according to a study published in JAMA.

Researchers from RMIT University have developed a diagnostic software tool capable of identifying patients with early Parkinson’s disease—before physical symptoms appear. The tool aims to provide patients and providers with the ability to treat Parkinson’s more effectively by addressing the disease in its earliest state.

 

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Augmented reality gives surgeons x-ray vision in real time

Cambridge Consultants, a product design and development firm, has introduced an augmented reality (AR) surgical system capable of giving surgeons “x-ray vision” in real time. This system aims to improve patient outcomes and reduce surgical risk.

Lab-grown lung organoids mimic human counterpart

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) in New York have successfully grown lung organoids from human pluripotent stem cells. These 3D structures that mimic a fully-grown lung aim to improve research into respiratory diseases.

UT Health cures diabetic mice without side effects

Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center have attempted to eliminate insulin shots for those with type 2 diabetes, focusing on working with mice.

Synthetic retina gives fresh view for visually impaired

The future is bright for visually impaired patients thanks to an Oxford student who has been the first to use synthetic tissue to develop an artificial retina grown in a laboratory. Published in Scientific Reports, the findings show progress in bionic implants to mimic human tissues to treat degenerative eye conditions.

Combination drug therapy cuts ovarian cancer recurrence by 50%

Researchers examining the recurrence rate of women with high-grade serous ovarian cancer, the most common subtype, have found a combination therapy that could reduce recurrence by 50 percent.

Nanoparticle shows potential of shrinking breast cancer tumor, decreasing recurrence

Mayo Clinic researchers have developed a nanoparticle capable of both shrinking breast cancer tumors and preventing new ones from growing. Published in Nature Nanotechnology, a study found a nanoparticle injected in mice could reduce tumor size by 70 to 80 percent. 

Computer-programmed drill slices surgery time from hours to minutes

Drilling into the skull can require years of surgical practice and training. But an automated robotic drill may take the challenge out of surgeons' hands. Researchers from the University of Utah published a study in Neurosurgical Focus that examined a computer-programmed drill's ability to reduce surgery time, cost, infection rates and human error.

3D-bioprinted cartilage undifferentiable from human cartilage

3D printing is now capable of producing prosthetics and generating cartilage tissue from stem cells. Led by researchers at Sweden's Sahlgrenska Academy, a study published in Scientific Reports reviews 3D bioprinting as a nest step in using human cells to print cartilage that is identical to human-harvested cartilage. 

Wireless power gives life to ingestible devices

Powering gastrointestinal tools requires a safe, strong power source capable of being swallowing, but current methods often come up short. Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory have developed an ingestible electronic capsule powered wirelessly outside of the body, with findings published in Scientific Reports

Nanoparticle vaccine helps the body attack cancer cells

Vaccinations have effectively eliminated polio, smallpox and rabies from the world's population—and cancer could be next on the list. Researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have developed nanoparticle vaccine immunotherapy to help the human body fight off a variety of cancers.

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