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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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Test and device combination effectively diagnoses concussion symptoms

Concussion diagnoses remain difficult as proper diagnostic devices are short in supply but researchers, in collaboration with Neuro Kenetics, Inc., have developed a new test and device combination to accurately measure concussion symptoms. Findings were published in Wiley Online Library.

3D-printed patch treats smaller ischemic blood vessels

Surgery is one way of treating ischemia, but it becomes exponentially more complicated the smaller the vessels are. Developing a new treatment for the smallest vessels, researchers have started work on 3D printed patches capable of infusing with cells to grow healthy blood vessels. Research is published in the latest issue of Nature Biomedical Engineering.

Wearable lab on a chip could ID bacteria, cancer

Wearables could one day soon analyze sweat for certain proteins to detect breast and lung cancer. A study, published in Lab on a Chip, described the development of biosensor technology for wearable devices to monitor health and identify bacteria and viruses.

Microsoft develops deep learning tool to combat SIDS

Data scientists form Microsoft have donated a newly developed research tool to Seattle Children’s Research Institute to advance research into sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The tool will also be available to researchers around the globe.

New transplant technique could improve outcomes for type 1 diabetics

In innovative technique, combining a new hydrogel material with blood vessel growth protein, could increase transplantation success rates with insulin-producing islet cells in patients with type 1 diabetes. Findings are published in the latest issue of Science Advances.

Increasing complexity in aortic dissection reduces complications, improves outcomes—but mortality remains constant

When it comes to type A aortic dissection, cardiac surgeons have increasingly opted to perform more complex operations to reduce complications and improve postoperative care. A study, published online June 6 in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, examined cardiac surgeries from 2003 to 2015 to examine the association between a procedure’s complexity and risks faced by the patient.

Patch for at-home use detects sleep apnea

Researchers have developed a wearable patch to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea at all severity levels. Researchers, who published findings in Sleep, aimed to create a cost-effective, lightweight wearable to monitor patients without disrupting sleep patterns.

Wearable system gives visually impaired patients a new view

Researchers from the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a wearable system for the visually impaired that offers a more comprehensive view of their surroundings. Findings were presented at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation.

Pocket colposcope allows in-home screenings for cervical cancer

Screening for cervical cancer could one day be done in a woman’s home. Researchers from Duke University, published their findings in PLOS One, have developed a handheld device that combines complex cervical screening tools.

Stroke patients use brain-computer interface to move hands

Using a brain-computer interface and exoskeleton device, stoke patients gained the ability to open and close a previously paralyzed hand. The findings, published in Stroke, hope to aid paralyzed stroke patients to regain some aspects of life previously lost to them.