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Phone App Screens for Postpartum Depression

A new smartphone app helps detect depression among women who recently gave birth, and optionally gathers data for continued research on the disorder. . . . → Read More: Phone App Screens for Postpartum Depression

Flashback: Drug Pricing Reform Even Big Pharma Might Like

Science & Enterprise is taking a break From 2 to 13 October. Until then, we will re-run some of our recent special reports. Our regular posts will return on 16 October.

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2 May 2016. At a press event in Washington, D.C. last week, Representative Lloyd Doggett of Texas, a champion of lower prescription . . . → Read More: Flashback: Drug Pricing Reform Even Big Pharma Might Like

Gas-Jet Printing Process Developed for Medications

A team of material scientists and biomedical engineers designed techniques for producing pharmaceuticals on demand by printing drugs as thin films. . . . → Read More: Gas-Jet Printing Process Developed for Medications

IBM, UC San Diego Partner on Healthy Aging

IBM and University of California at San Diego are launching a joint research project to gain new insights with artificial intelligence on cognitive and gut microbe health in older people. . . . → Read More: IBM, UC San Diego Partner on Healthy Aging

Origami Robotics Designed for Fragile Objects

An engineering lab at Case Western Reserve University developed a soft robotic arm that grips and manipulates fragile objects, such as in surgery. . . . → Read More: Origami Robotics Designed for Fragile Objects

Trial Comparing 2-D, 3-D Mammogram Outcomes

A large-scale clinical trial is underway comparing the effectiveness of two-dimensional and three-dimensional mammograms in screening for breast cancer. . . . → Read More: Trial Comparing 2-D, 3-D Mammogram Outcomes

Algorithms ID Factors in Parkinson’s Progression

Data from two clinical trials analyzed with machine learning algorithms identify factors that predict the decline of motor functions in individuals with Parkinson’s disease. . . . → Read More: Algorithms ID Factors in Parkinson’s Progression

Heart Scans Devised for Biometric Identification

A computer science team designed a method for reading heart muscle contractions that uniquely identifies individuals for computer log-in and secure entry. . . . → Read More: Heart Scans Devised for Biometric Identification

Geisinger, Pharmas Partner on Diabetes Model

An alliance between the Geisinger Health System and two pharmaceutical companies is developing a computer model to predict long-term health risks of patients with type 2 diabetes. . . . → Read More: Geisinger, Pharmas Partner on Diabetes Model

Chip Device Finds, Collects Circulating Tumor Cells

A multi-disciplinary team designed a lab-on-a-chip device using hydrodynamic forces to find and help identify circulating tumor cells in blood samples. . . . → Read More: Chip Device Finds, Collects Circulating Tumor Cells