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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

FDA Urges More Industry Sun Protection Research

Sun exposure

The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is asking companies making sunscreen to conduct more research on the safety of products that protect against harmful sun rays. . . . → Read More: FDA Urges More Industry Sun Protection Research

Trial Testing Gene-Edited, Modified Oilseed Plants

Camelina plant

An agricultural science lab in the U.K. is beginning research on sustainable methods for growing genome-edited camelina plants, along with modifying the plant’s genetics by adding genes from other plant species. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Gene-Edited, Modified Oilseed Plants

Cannabis Derivative Shown to Reduce Severe Seizures

Epilepsy graphic

A clinical trial shows treatments made with cannabidiol, a medical-grade derivative of cannabis plants, reduce the number of severe seizures in people with Lennox–Gastaut syndrome, when combined with conventional drugs. . . . → Read More: Cannabis Derivative Shown to Reduce Severe Seizures

Crowdfunding Found Supporting Dubious Stem Cell Clinics

Crowdfunding graphic

More people now use crowdfunding campaigns to raise money to cover families’ medical costs, but the technique is also used to support treatments from stem cell clinics that exaggerate their outcomes and minimize their risks. . . . → Read More: Crowdfunding Found Supporting Dubious Stem Cell Clinics

Trial Underway Testing Universal Flu Vaccine

Influenza virus

A clinical trial is recruiting participants to test a vaccine to protect against a variety of influenza strains, instead of today’s vaccines designed to prevent infections from specific strains expected in a given year. . . . → Read More: Trial Underway Testing Universal Flu Vaccine

Trial Testing Nerve Stimulation for Stroke Rehab

Device and vagus nerve position

A clinical trial is recruiting participants to test an implanted device that electronically stimulates a key nerve pathway for restoring use of a person’s arm after suffering a stroke. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Nerve Stimulation for Stroke Rehab

FDA Clears A.I. Software Detecting Diabetic Eye Disease

Fundus photograph

The Food and Drug Administration authorized a system for detecting diabetic retinopathy, a condition threatening the vision of people with diabetes, that uses artificial intelligence to analyze images of patients’ retinas. . . . → Read More: FDA Clears A.I. Software Detecting Diabetic Eye Disease

Complications Can Result from Plastic Surgery Tourism

Surgeons at a Boston hospital report a continuing flow of cases where people go overseas for plastic surgery, only to encounter complications needing repair, including drug-resistant bacterial infections, after they return. . . . → Read More: Complications Can Result from Plastic Surgery Tourism

FDA Authorizes Interoperable Glucose Monitoring System

The Food and Drug Administration authorized a device that electronically monitors blood glucose levels in people with diabetes, but is also designed to exchange data with other compatible electronic systems. . . . → Read More: FDA Authorizes Interoperable Glucose Monitoring System