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Radio Frequency Tags, A.I. Designed to Detect Unsafe Food

Infant formula

A computer engineering team designed a simple, inexpensive system for detecting food quality with radio-frequency tags applied to consumer products and machine learning algorithms. . . . → Read More: Radio Frequency Tags, A.I. Designed to Detect Unsafe Food

$200M Gift Supporting Translational Research, Start-Up Incubator

Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School is the recipient of a gift from the Blavatnik Family Foundation to develop innovative treatments, apply advanced digital technologies, and accelerate biotech and life science start-up companies. . . . → Read More: $200M Gift Supporting Translational Research, Start-Up Incubator

Munich Airport, MIT Lab Partner on Smart City

Munich airport

An engineering lab at MIT and the R&D hub at Munich, Germany’s international airport are studying the use of digital technologies to improve urban life, using the hub’s campus as a laboratory. . . . → Read More: Munich Airport, MIT Lab Partner on Smart City

Multiple Sensors, A.I. Power Digital Stethoscope

Heart check

Researchers in Rochester, New York are developing a system combining functions of a conventional stethoscope and an electrocardiogram or ECG to better check on implanted heart pumps. . . . → Read More: Multiple Sensors, A.I. Power Digital Stethoscope

NVIDIA, Scripps Partner on Medical Deep Learning Applications

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A high-performance computer chip maker and life science research center are collaborating on extending deep learning, a form of artificial intelligence, into more areas of medical science and practice. . . . → Read More: NVIDIA, Scripps Partner on Medical Deep Learning Applications

Robotic Exoskeleton Systems Studied for Industrial Workforce

Guardian XO exoskeleton

Control systems for whole-body robotic devices worn by industrial workers to help them perform their jobs are being designed and assessed by an academic-industry engineering team. . . . → Read More: Robotic Exoskeleton Systems Studied for Industrial Workforce

Infectious Disease Sequencing Service, Training Launched

Aedes albopictus mosquito

A cloud-based open-source genomic sequencing program is underway to identify the source and nature of infectious diseases anywhere in the world. . . . → Read More: Infectious Disease Sequencing Service, Training Launched

Small Business Grant Aims to Cut Animals in Toxicity Testing

Lab mouse

A grant from National Institute of Health supports work by a start-up enterprise in Indiana to better estimate doses needed to test drugs for toxicity and reduce the number of animals needed for those tests. . . . → Read More: Small Business Grant Aims to Cut Animals in Toxicity Testing

Brain-Controlled Home Rehab for Stroke in Development

Brain cell networks

A robotic system for home use to help people recovering from a stroke regain use of their upper bodies is in development by an engineering lab, rehabilitation hospital, and 2 companies in Texas. . . . → Read More: Brain-Controlled Home Rehab for Stroke in Development

Artificial Pancreas Controls Type 1 Diabetes Better Than Insulin Pump Alone

Diabetes word cloud

A clinical trial shows a closed-loop algorithm-controlled artificial pancreas system helps people with type 1 diabetes better control their blood sugar levels than a glucose sensor and insulin pump system alone. . . . → Read More: Artificial Pancreas Controls Type 1 Diabetes Better Than Insulin Pump Alone