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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Clinical trials often go unregistered or unpublished and have differences in the reporting of primary outcomes, according to a study published in JAMA.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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Additional IV fluids reduce rates of C-section, time in labor

Whether the optimal guide to hydration is eight glasses of water a day or not, new evidence suggests proper fluid levels are especially important for women in labor. A study, published in the National Center for Biotechnology Information, found those who receiving intravenous (IV) fluid had lower rates of C-sections and shortened overall labor times.

Precision radiotherapy may halve treatment time

A study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, made up of international participants, found that shortening radiation treatments from eight weeks to four weeks produces similar results and patient outcomes. 

Cedars-Sinai awarded $2 million to study communication techniques in opioid pain relief

A team of Cedars-Sinai researchers, led by Michelle S. Keller, MPH, have received $2 million from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to study effective methods for physicians to discuss opioid use in chronic pain patients.

NASA, ASU improve 3D tissue model in body’s fight against salmonella

Understanding how the human body reacts to infectious disease is a key step in developing new treatments. To battle the growing number antimicrobe-resistant infections and minimize costs on new drugs, researchers from Arizona State University and NASA's Johnson Space used 3D tissue models to study and develop realistic models of intestinal tissues fighting salmonella. 

Researchers improve monitoring, measurements of 'organs-on-chips'

Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston have improved monitoring capabilities of "organs-on-chips," minature structures that use living cells to mimic the function of organs. The new platform includes a biochemical sensor for continuous and accurate monitoring of substances released from the organ chip.

Predicting suicide attempts two years in advance

A Florida State University researcher has used advancements in machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to predict suicide attempts up to two years before they occur. The study, titled “Predicting Risk of Suicide Attempts over Time through Machine Learning," will be published in Clinical Psychological Science.

Thomas Starzl, the ‘father of transplantation,’ dies at age 90

Thomas E. Starzl, MD, PhD, widely known as the “father of transplantation," has died at the age of 90 in his Pittsburg home. Starzl is credited with advancing the science of transplantations from risky ventures into feasible surgeries for some of the most at-need patients.  

MediBeacon completes trial of transdermal glomerular filtration rate monitor

MediBeacon, a company within the Pansend Life Sciences platform of HC2 Holdings, has released the results of a clinical trial testing the effectiveness of its Transdermal Glomerular Filtration Rate ("GFR") Monitor on patients with ranging kidney function.

Biocompatible 3-D tracking system advances robotic surgery

Surgeons may have a new competitor in the recently developed biocompatible near-infrared 3D tracking system used in the first smart tissue autonomous robot (STAR) surgery. The system improves upon current manual and robot-assisted surgeries with advanced 3D visibility and accuracy. 

Participation in clinical trials improves women's health outcomes

A review of 21 studies including more than 20,000 women found a 25 percent improved rate of patient outcomes in women participating in obstetrics and gynecology clinical trial when compared to those not participating.