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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Clinical trials often go unregistered or unpublished and have differences in the reporting of primary outcomes, according to a study published in JAMA.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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Point-of-care strategy test provides respiratory results within an hour

A recent study, published in Lancet Respiratory Medicine, examined a point-of-care testing strategy capable of providing test results within an hour, dramatically speeding up the time between diagnosis and administering treatment. 

Early intervention with high-risk patients can prevent diabetes

Identifying patients at high risk of developing prediabetes is an important first step in preventing further progression of the disease. A tool, presented at the Endocrine Society's 99th annual meeting, shows promise in pinpointing patients in need of early intervention.

Including informal caregivers in discharge planning can cut readmissions by 25%

When caregivers are included in the discharge of elderly patients, readmission rates can be reduced by 25 percent, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Group sequential designs produce reliable results in preclinical trials

Researchers from Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) have developed a more flexible study design to improve the efficiency of preclinical research, publishing their findings in PLOS Biology.

Software identifies cause of ischemic stroke

Identifying the cause of an ischemic stroke is crucial in preventing a second stroke, but physicians lack the tools to make such a determination. Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the MGH Stroke Service have developed software capable of pinpointing such causes.

MSU researchers map giant Samba virus, develop new antibiotics

As bacteria evolve resistance to antibiotics, scientists are continuously researching new approaches to fight diseases. Scientists at Michigan State University have developed a retrofitted cryo-electron microscope to map the giant Samba virus and advance research on new antibiotic treatments.

Soothing sounds: Music reduces pain after spinal surgery

Popping on a pair of headphones and enjoying a little Mozart may soon be a valid prescription. A study, published by The American Journal of Orthopedics, found that patients treated with musical therapy have lower levels of pain compared to those receiving conventional postoperative care after spinal surgery. 

Color test identifies cancer protein, improves drug development

Scientists from the University of Bath have developed a color changing test capable of identifying levels of cancer indicating proteins. Explained in Chemical Communications, the test is simple and paves the way for improved cancer research.

Facial recognition diagnoses rare disease with 96.6% accuracy

Researchers with the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) have used facial recognition software to diagnose rare genetic diseases in African, Asian and Latin American populations with 96.6 percent accuracy.

Flexible glass aims to decrease size of sample required for testing

Flexibility isn't a characteristic commonly associated with glass, but researchers from Brigham Young University (BYU) are putting the two together to improve the efficiency of microscopic medical devices.

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