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Trial Testing Stem Cell Implants for Type 1 Diabetes

Diabetes word cloud

A clinical trial is underway testing the safety of implanted stem cells to generate working beta cells in the pancreas that produce insulin, in patients with type 1 diabetes. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Stem Cell Implants for Type 1 Diabetes

Comment – Precision Medicine to Beat Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotics from engineered bacteria

Precision is applied to the bacterial genome, to find vulnerabilities making the microbe more susceptible to antibiotics, with those targets used to identify appropriate drugs. . . . → Read More: Comment – Precision Medicine to Beat Antibiotic Resistance

Portable Sequencer Identifies Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Klebsiella pneumoniae

Researchers using a hand-held genomic sequencing device were able to identify targets for combating drug-resistant bacteria much faster than current methods. . . . → Read More: Portable Sequencer Identifies Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Sensor-Pill System Designed for Cancer Drugs

Proteus Discover system

A system combining a tiny sensor with oral chemotherapy drugs aims to provide physicians with closer monitoring of cancer patients’ treatments and conditions. . . . → Read More: Sensor-Pill System Designed for Cancer Drugs

Univ. Spin-Off Creates Concussion Detection App

Eye measurements

A start-up enterprise begun by students at Purdue University developed an iPhone app that detects mild brain injuries by measuring responses of eyes to light. . . . → Read More: Univ. Spin-Off Creates Concussion Detection App

Fitbit Devices Providing Precision Medicine Data

Fitbit Charge3

Wearers of Fitbit activity tracking devices now have the option of sharing their data with a large-scale precision medicine project run by National Institutes of Health. . . . → Read More: Fitbit Devices Providing Precision Medicine Data

3-D Printed Implants Treat Spinal Cord Injury

Man in wheelchair

Customized implants, produced on a 3-D printer and seeded with stem cells, are shown in tests with lab animals to restore nerve signals and functioning after a spinal cord injury. . . . → Read More: 3-D Printed Implants Treat Spinal Cord Injury

Algorithms Identify More Genetic Syndromes

Data and person graphic

An analysis of facial images with computer vision and deep learning returned more accurate identifications of genetic syndromes than 3 panels of trained clinicians . . . → Read More: Algorithms Identify More Genetic Syndromes

AI, Wearables Posing Health Privacy Risks

Operating a smart watch

An analysis shows artificial intelligence algorithms can connect Americans’ activity tracking data to to their individual private medical information. . . . → Read More: AI, Wearables Posing Health Privacy Risks

Trial Testing Breath Detection for Cancer

Breath collection device

A clinical trial is recruiting participants to test a technology that analyzes exhaled breath for indicators of specific types of cancer. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Breath Detection for Cancer