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Coalition Standardizes Chronic Kidney Disease Tests

A group of medical lab companies, medical centers, and not-for-profit groups developed standardized testing protocols for chronic kidney disease, which participants expect will help more people diagnose the condition earlier. . . . → Read More: Coalition Standardizes Chronic Kidney Disease Tests

Gut Tissue From Stem Cells Simulated on Organ Chips

Researchers created working human gut tissue cells derived from stem cells, grown on plastic chips simulating intestinal diseases, as a tool for testing effectiveness and safety of treatments before given to patients. . . . → Read More: Gut Tissue From Stem Cells Simulated on Organ Chips

Cancer Analytics Company Acquired in $1.9B Deal

The global pharmaceutical company Roche is purchasing the cancer data management and analytics enterprise Flatiron Health in New York for $1.9 billion. . . . → Read More: Cancer Analytics Company Acquired in $1.9B Deal

FDA Clears First Blood Test for Concussions

The Food and Drug Administration authorized for marketing in the U.S. a blood test that screens for chemical indicators in the blood for concussions, a form of traumatic brain injury. . . . → Read More: FDA Clears First Blood Test for Concussions

Cardiac Augmented-Reality Hologram System in Development

A start-up company spun-off from Washington University in St. Louis was awarded a grant to advance an augmented reality system that displays an interactive hologram of a patient’s heart, to simplify cardiac procedures. . . . → Read More: Cardiac Augmented-Reality Hologram System in Development

Smart Thermometer Data Speed Flu Forecasting

Data collected from electronic thermometers are shown by researchers to track and report the spread of influenza cases in the U.S. faster than federal health authorities, as well as provide more up-to-date forecasts. . . . → Read More: Smart Thermometer Data Speed Flu Forecasting

Low Carb Diet, Biomarker Tracking Help Reverse Diabetes

A combination of low-carbohydrate diet, with close monitoring of health indicators and coaching via a mobile app are shown in a clinical trial to reverse type 2 diabetes, including reductions in medication and insulin therapy. . . . → Read More: Low Carb Diet, Biomarker Tracking Help Reverse Diabetes

Personal Brain Stimulation Shown to Boost Memory

A team of psychologists and neuroscientists developed techniques for monitoring and electrically stimulating key parts of the brain, personalized to each individual, which in tests show can improve a person’s memory. . . . → Read More: Personal Brain Stimulation Shown to Boost Memory

FDA Approves Wearable Epilepsy Seizure Detector

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a device worn like a wristwatch that uses a machine-learning algorithm to detect convulsive seizures in people with epilepsy. . . . → Read More: FDA Approves Wearable Epilepsy Seizure Detector

Radiation, Biotech Companies Partner on Scar Therapy

Two companies taking different approaches to treating keloids — visible raised skin scars — are integrating their therapies to develop an anticipated treatment that removes and prevents the recurrence of these scars. . . . → Read More: Radiation, Biotech Companies Partner on Scar Therapy