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Trial Testing Nerve Stimulation for Stroke Rehab

Device and vagus nerve position

A clinical trial is recruiting participants to test an implanted device that electronically stimulates a key nerve pathway for restoring use of a person’s arm after suffering a stroke. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Nerve Stimulation for Stroke Rehab

Fitness Trackers Seen Feasible for Cancer Patients

Arjun Gupta and Muhammad Beg

Activity tracking devices, used by athletes and ordinary persons to track their fitness, are shown in a pilot test to successfully monitor physical activity of older cancer patients for periods of 10 weeks or more. . . . → Read More: Fitness Trackers Seen Feasible for Cancer Patients

Grant Funds A.I. Cognitive Change Rehab Study

Hands of older person

A start-up company developing an app-based monitor with artificial intelligence for tracking cognitive change in older adults is taking part in a study testing the program with a chain of rehabilitation clinics. . . . → Read More: Grant Funds A.I. Cognitive Change Rehab Study

FDA Clears A.I. Software Detecting Diabetic Eye Disease

Fundus photograph

The Food and Drug Administration authorized a system for detecting diabetic retinopathy, a condition threatening the vision of people with diabetes, that uses artificial intelligence to analyze images of patients’ retinas. . . . → Read More: FDA Clears A.I. Software Detecting Diabetic Eye Disease

Trial to Test Mobile App for Kidney Disease Screening

Dip.io test kit

A clinical trial will soon get under way that tests whether a smartphone app can easily and accurately screen for chronic kidney disease among people with high blood pressure. . . . → Read More: Trial to Test Mobile App for Kidney Disease Screening

Gene Therapy Biotech Acquired in $8.7 Billion Deal

A biotechnology enterprise developing gene therapies for rare inherited diseases and neurological disorders is being acquired by pharmaceutical company Novartis AG for $8.7 billion. . . . → Read More: Gene Therapy Biotech Acquired in $8.7 Billion Deal

Bio-Inspired Surgical Camera Highlights Cancer Tissue

A camera modeled on capabilities of a butterfly’s eye offers surgeons definitive images of tumor tissue for removal, as demonstrated in tests with lab animals and patients with breast cancer. . . . → Read More: Bio-Inspired Surgical Camera Highlights Cancer Tissue

Stem Cell Eye Implants Safe, Stop Visual Function Loss

Early results from a clinical trial show implants of replacement retina cells grown from stem cells are safe for people with a form of age-related macular degeneration, and at least stop the loss of visual function. . . . → Read More: Stem Cell Eye Implants Safe, Stop Visual Function Loss

Drug Shown Able to Kill Malaria-Carrier Mosquitoes

A clinical trial in Kenya shows blood from people who take a current anti-parasite drug can kill mosquitoes carrying malaria, offering a potential new strategy for controlling this disease. . . . → Read More: Drug Shown Able to Kill Malaria-Carrier Mosquitoes

FDA Authorizes Interoperable Glucose Monitoring System

The Food and Drug Administration authorized a device that electronically monitors blood glucose levels in people with diabetes, but is also designed to exchange data with other compatible electronic systems. . . . → Read More: FDA Authorizes Interoperable Glucose Monitoring System