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FDA Okays A.I.-Guided Wrist Fracture Software

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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

Ingestible Device Designed to Monitor Gut Health

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Biomedical engineers designed a sensor chip small enough to be swallowed, which in tests with pigs shows it can detect indicators of disease in the gut and transmit its readings to an external device. . . . → Read More: Ingestible Device Designed to Monitor Gut Health

Breath Test for Throat, Stomach Cancer Developed

A new method for diagnosing cancer of the throat and stomach, two regions considered difficult to detect in cancer patients, analyzes the breath of patients for characteristic biomarkers of the disease. . . . → Read More: Breath Test for Throat, Stomach Cancer Developed

New Models Improve Suicide Risk Predictions

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Statistical models derived from data in electronic health records and standard questionnaires for depression are shown to better predict a person’s risk of suicide following a doctor’s office or mental health clinic visit. . . . → Read More: New Models Improve Suicide Risk Predictions

Brain Stimulation Shown to Reduce Insulin Resistance

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Electrical stimulation of an area in the brain that releases the hormone dopamine is shown to increase sensitivity to insulin, opening a potential new pathway for treating type 2 diabetes. . . . → Read More: Brain Stimulation Shown to Reduce Insulin Resistance

FDA Urges More Industry Sun Protection Research

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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

Simpler Scheme Devised for Prosthetic Hand Controls

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An engineering team designed a faster and more generic process for translating neuromuscular signals into computer controls for prosthetic hands than current machine-learning models. . . . → Read More: Simpler Scheme Devised for Prosthetic Hand Controls

Long-Term Effects Shown from Hemophilia Gene Therapy

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Participants in a clinical trial testing a one-time genetic therapy to treat a rare form of hemophilia sharply reduced their bleeding incidents after a year, with few adverse effects, none considered serious. . . . → Read More: Long-Term Effects Shown from Hemophilia Gene Therapy

Gene Therapy Safety Study for Heart Failure Underway

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An early-stage clinical trial is testing gene therapy to treat malfunctioning heart muscle cells in people with heart failure, where the heart cannot pump enough blood for the body. . . . → Read More: Gene Therapy Safety Study for Heart Failure Underway

Virtual Biopsy in Development to Detect Melanoma

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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