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Virtual Biopsy in Development to Detect Melanoma

Sunset

An engineering professor in Colorado is developing a new process for diagnosing melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer that analyzes conditions in the skin without removing tissue samples. . . . → Read More: Virtual Biopsy in Development to Detect Melanoma

Mobile Tech Helps Reduce Adverse Cancer Therapy Effects

Susan Peterson

Mobile technology combined with sensor-connected home devices are shown in a clinical trial to help patients reduce adverse side effects from radiation therapy for head and neck cancer. . . . → Read More: Mobile Tech Helps Reduce Adverse Cancer Therapy Effects

Trial to Test 3-D Printed Prosthetic Arms for Kids

3-D printed prosthetic arms

A clinical trial is recruiting participants to evaluate low-cost prosthetic arms custom-designed for children and produced with three-dimensional printing. . . . → Read More: Trial to Test 3-D Printed Prosthetic Arms for Kids

Clinical Trials Okayed for Sickle Cell Gene Editing

Sickle cell illustration

Two companies developing therapies for inherited blood disorders say the Food and Drug Administration approved their application to begin clinical trials of treatments for sickle cell disease with gene editing. . . . → Read More: Clinical Trials Okayed for Sickle Cell Gene Editing

Wearable Devices Explored to Detect Emotional States

Rose Faghih

An engineering lab in Houston, Texas is developing techniques for assessing a person’s mental state by measuring changes in the skin’s chemistry using sensors worn on the wrist. . . . → Read More: Wearable Devices Explored to Detect Emotional States

Trial Testing Radio Waves to Clear Nasal Blockages

Bradley Otto

A small-scale clinical trial is recruiting participants to test radio signals for clearing nasal passages obstructed by deformed soft tissue, instead of drugs or surgery used today in many cases. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Radio Waves to Clear Nasal Blockages

Mobile App Helps Screen for Substance Abuse

SBIRT tablet app

A mobile app written for computer tablets was designed by a New York medical center to help clinicians screen patients for signs of addiction or substance abuse, and refer individuals for treatment. . . . → Read More: Mobile App Helps Screen for Substance Abuse

Crispr Deployed to Correct Inherited Vision Disorder

Editing DNA

Researchers at Columbia University developed and tested in lab mice a technique using the genome editing technology Crispr with gene replacement therapy to correct the inherited eye disease retinitis pigmentosa. . . . → Read More: Crispr Deployed to Correct Inherited Vision Disorder

Computer-Designed Heart Valves Operate Over Long Term

Engineered heart valve

A European research team designed customized heart valves with computer models, which when tested in sheep continued to perform in most cases for a year following implantation. . . . → Read More: Computer-Designed Heart Valves Operate Over Long Term

Univ. Spinoff Qualifies for NIH Clinical Program

Kate Rittenhouse-Olson and John Fisk

An enterprise developing a synthetic antibody to treat breast cancer, spun-off from a University at Buffalo research lab, is taking part in a federal program to advance the treatments to clinical trials. . . . → Read More: Univ. Spinoff Qualifies for NIH Clinical Program