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Connected Meters, Coaching Help Improve Diabetes Outcomes

Livongo meter

A study of people with type 2 diabetes shows the combination of intensive lifestyle coaching with a blood glucose meter connected to the Internet results in more weight loss and lower blood glucose levels. . . . → Read More: Connected Meters, Coaching Help Improve Diabetes Outcomes

Graphene Circuits Enhanced to Monitor, Image Brain Signals

Graphene model

Engineers and neuroscientists discovered a technique for enhancing the conductivity of graphene electrodes to make them better able to record optical images of brain activity in lab mice. . . . → Read More: Graphene Circuits Enhanced to Monitor, Image Brain Signals

Soil Microbes Yield Rich Antibiotic Sources

Researchers taking soil samples

A group of geo- and bioscience researchers analyzed microbes residing in soil under northern California and discovered many new potential sources of antibiotics, well beyond current sources. . . . → Read More: Soil Microbes Yield Rich Antibiotic Sources

Bacterial Genome Recoded to Produce Stable Protein Drugs

E. coli bacteria

A biotechnology lab devised techniques for genetically engineered bacteria to produce synthetic proteins that can last longer and are more stable than current protein production methods. . . . → Read More: Bacterial Genome Recoded to Produce Stable Protein Drugs

Blood Tests Shown Able to Identify Early Lung Cancer

lung illustration

Results from a large-scale clinical trial show an analysis of blood samples can detect and identify the presence of characteristic DNA indicating a person may have early stages of lung cancer. . . . → Read More: Blood Tests Shown Able to Identify Early Lung Cancer

Nanoscale Cell-Like Robots Shown to Clean Blood

Coated nanorobots

Engineering researchers developed tiny robotic devices, powered by ultrasound and designed to look and act like blood cells, which in lab tests cleared human blood of dangerous bacteria and toxins. . . . → Read More: Nanoscale Cell-Like Robots Shown to Clean Blood

Data Tools Designed for Genomics-Based Precision Cancer Care

Computational biology illustration

A computerized system is available that analyzes the genomic composition of cancer patients and recommends personalized treatments that its designers say take into account a larger array of factors than comparable systems. . . . → Read More: Data Tools Designed for Genomics-Based Precision Cancer Care

Patent Awarded for Nasal Delivered Cancer Immunotherapy

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

A technology for cancer therapies that harnesses the immune system with nanoscale droplets suspended in an emulsion and delivered through the nose received a U.S. patent. . . . → Read More: Patent Awarded for Nasal Delivered Cancer Immunotherapy

3-D Print Advance Creates More Accurate Medical Models

3-D print foot model and CT image

A new three-dimensional modeling and printing process can produce more accurate models of human anatomy in less time and with less effort than current techniques. . . . → Read More: 3-D Print Advance Creates More Accurate Medical Models

FDA Okays A.I.-Guided Wrist Fracture Software

Bones in the wrist and hand

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized marketing of software to help diagnose wrist fractures using machine-learning algorithms to read and interpret X-ray images. . . . → Read More: FDA Okays A.I.-Guided Wrist Fracture Software