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Infographic — Can Digital Tech Make a Better World?

Digital technology poll chart

Large segments of the public in 10 advanced countries — but not a majority — still believe digital technology can help solve many of the world’s challenges, such as poverty, hunger, and climate change. . . . → Read More: Infographic — Can Digital Tech Make a Better World?

Trials Evaluating Blood Tests to Guide Cancer Treatment

Blood sample tubes

Researchers in Australia are conducting clinical trials of blood tests among cancer patients to help determine the course of their treatment, including the need for chemotherapy. . . . → Read More: Trials Evaluating Blood Tests to Guide Cancer Treatment

Genetic Engineering with Algae Boosts Crop Photosynthesis

Researchers with tobacco plants

Researchers developed a genetic engineering technique adding algae genes to some staple crops for capturing more carbon dioxide during photosynthesis and improving their yields. . . . → Read More: Genetic Engineering with Algae Boosts Crop Photosynthesis

Trial Testing Cancer Treatment Delivery Compound

Erkki Ruoslahti

A compound designed to help cancer therapies better penetrate and kill solid tumors is being tested in its first clinical trial among patients with pancreatic cancer. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Cancer Treatment Delivery Compound

Low-Dose Triple Pill Reduces Blood Pressure in More People

3 generic capsules

A clinical trial shows a single medication with low doses of three common drugs reduces high blood pressure in more people with the condition than the normal care. . . . → Read More: Low-Dose Triple Pill Reduces Blood Pressure in More People

Apps Seen Over-Diagnosing Mental Health Conditions

Mental health scrabble

A study of leading mobile apps for mental health indicates many apps promote their use with misleading guidance to individuals on the extent and seriousness of psychological conditions. . . . → Read More: Apps Seen Over-Diagnosing Mental Health Conditions

Coalition to Fight Surgical Implant Infections

Brown dragonly

Researchers in Australia from academic, not-for-profit, and business labs are investigating a solution for infections that form on orthopedic implants, based on the structure of a dragonfly’s wing. . . . → Read More: Coalition to Fight Surgical Implant Infections

Open-Source Discovery Seeks Neglected Disease Drug

An international online collaboration is using an open process to discover new drug compounds to treat mycetoma, a slow-progressing inflammatory fungal disease occurring mainly in developing regions, which up to now is largely neglected. . . . → Read More: Open-Source Discovery Seeks Neglected Disease Drug

Overlooked Drugs Show Promise Against Superbugs

A class of antibiotics first discovered in the 1970s, but passed by as new drugs came on the market, are getting a second look as the need intensifies for better weapons to treat infections resistant to most antibiotics. . . . → Read More: Overlooked Drugs Show Promise Against Superbugs

Ingestible Sensors Measure Gases in Stomach, Gut

Researchers in Australia created a sensing device packed in a standard-size drug capsule that measures gas concentrations in the digestive tract in real time. . . . → Read More: Ingestible Sensors Measure Gases in Stomach, Gut