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Simple, Less Expensive Ultrasound Probe Developed

Polymer ultrasound team

Developers of polymer ultrasound device, L-R: Robert Rohling, Carolos Gerardo, and Edmond Cretu (Clare Kiernan, University of British Columbia)

12 September 2018. Engineers designed a device that sends and receives ultrasound signals with polymer plastics instead of silicon-based circuits, which can lower the cost of medical images. A team at University of British Columbia . . . → Read More: Simple, Less Expensive Ultrasound Probe Developed

Technique Assessed for Comparing Effectiveness Between Drugs

Analytics

An academic-industry research team validated a statistical technique to evaluate the effectiveness of different drugs treating the same disease, without conducting separate head-to-head clinical trials. . . . → Read More: Technique Assessed for Comparing Effectiveness Between Drugs

Bloodless Glucose Monitoring Technology in Development

Blood glucose meter

An engineering lab in Canada is developing a system that adapts radar technology to measure blood glucose levels, to eventually replace the blood drop samples now used by people with diabetes. . . . → Read More: Bloodless Glucose Monitoring Technology in Development

Hospital Network Formed for Childhood Cancer Immunotherapies

T-cells illustration

A network of academic children’s medical centers is being formed to expand access to clinical trials testing immunotherapy treatments for childhood cancer. . . . → Read More: Hospital Network Formed for Childhood Cancer Immunotherapies

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

Self-Service A.I. Offered for Pathologists

A company in Finland is beginning a service that allows pathologists and researchers the ability to design their own artificial intelligence algorithms without writing code, for analyzing visual images of tissue samples. . . . → Read More: Self-Service A.I. Offered for Pathologists

Institute, Company Studying Neuro Disease Proteins

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Thermo Fisher Scientific are beginning a study of 30 proteins implicated in neurodegenerative diseases to validate related antibodies and reagents for advancing treatments. . . . → Read More: Institute, Company Studying Neuro Disease Proteins

Highly Stretchable Sensors Devised for Wearable Devices

Engineers in Canada developed graphene sensors with a great deal of flexibility that can measure fine human movements and minute functions for wearable medical devices, and be made with an economical process. . . . → Read More: Highly Stretchable Sensors Devised for Wearable Devices

Radiation, Biotech Companies Partner on Scar Therapy

Two companies taking different approaches to treating keloids — visible raised skin scars — are integrating their therapies to develop an anticipated treatment that removes and prevents the recurrence of these scars. . . . → Read More: Radiation, Biotech Companies Partner on Scar Therapy

Brain Wave Data Harnessed for Open-Source Brain Model

A lab in Germany created a technique for discovering a person’s neurological patterns from brain waves captured with a headset and simulated with population-wide brain data run on open-source software. . . . → Read More: Brain Wave Data Harnessed for Open-Source Brain Model