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Wearables, Genetics Reveal Early Health Issues

Operating a smart watch

Genetic and personal health data, including from wearable devices, from more than 100 healthy volunteers for several years revealed many early signs of disease. . . . → Read More: Wearables, Genetics Reveal Early Health Issues

Companies Partner on Kidney Disease in $2B Deal

Goldfinch

A collaboration between biopharmaceutical maker Gilead Sciences and biotechnology company Goldfinch Bio aims to develop precision medicines for treating various kidney diseases. . . . → Read More: Companies Partner on Kidney Disease in $2B Deal

Techniques Tested for Salvaging Damaged Transplant Lungs

lung illustration

Researchers at Columbia and Vanderbilt universities demonstrated in pigs techniques for salvaging damaged lungs needed for transplants. . . . → Read More: Techniques Tested for Salvaging Damaged Transplant Lungs

Trial Testing MRI, Ultrasound as Alzheimer’s Therapy

Vibhor Krishna

A clinical trial is testing focused ultrasound waves guided by MRI scans to penetrate the blood-brain barrier and clear toxic proteins from the brain. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing MRI, Ultrasound as Alzheimer’s Therapy

Start-Up to Use Crispr for Heart Disease, Gains $59M

Editing DNA

A new biotechnology enterprise plans to apply genetic analysis and the gene-editing technology Crispr to reduce the risk of coronary artery disease. . . . → Read More: Start-Up to Use Crispr for Heart Disease, Gains $59M

Trial Testing Heart Device Outcomes by Gender

Heart check

A clinical trial is underway tracking patients with implanted heart devices for 3 years to find any differences in health outcomes between men and women. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Heart Device Outcomes by Gender

Brain Scan Database Links Computer, Human Vision

Brain circuits

A publicly-available database offers brain scan images to train machine learning programs for use with computer vision, a form of artificial intelligence. . . . → Read More: Brain Scan Database Links Computer, Human Vision

Synthetic Soft Tissue Developed for Surgery

Surgery

Researchers developed a synthetic soft tissue for plastic and reconstructive surgery that in animal tests looks and performs more like real tissue. . . . → Read More: Synthetic Soft Tissue Developed for Surgery

Kidney Diagnostics Receive FDA Breakthrough Tag

Data and person graphic

An algorithm-driven diagnostic test for chronic kidney disease is receiving a breakthrough device designation from the Food and Drug Administration. . . . → Read More: Kidney Diagnostics Receive FDA Breakthrough Tag

Small Business Grant Funds Diabetes Rescue Device

Diabetes blood glucose test

A device to rescue people with diabetes experiencing low blood sugar is being developed by an Indiana company and Purdue University pharmacy lab. . . . → Read More: Small Business Grant Funds Diabetes Rescue Device