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Algorithms Advance Assistive Control for Spinal Cord Injury

Testing Neurolife system

A system to control movements of an assistive sleeve is shown in lab tests to enable a person with no use of his arms and legs due to spinal cord injury to accurately grasp and release objects. . . . → Read More: Algorithms Advance Assistive Control for Spinal Cord Injury

Liquid Biopsy for Solid Tumors Now Available

Blood sample tubes

A test that inspects a patient’s blood sample for characteristic indicators of solid-tumor cancer, and can be part of a comprehensive precision analytics program, is now on the market. . . . → Read More: Liquid Biopsy for Solid Tumors Now Available

App Offers Fast, Inexpensive Urinary Tract Infection Test

Bacterial test app

A system for identifying bacterial infections shows the system’s smartphone app and accompanying lab kit can detect urinary tract infections, including those with sepsis, in about an hour. . . . → Read More: App Offers Fast, Inexpensive Urinary Tract Infection Test

Exosuit Designed for Personalized Walking Help

Military exosuit

A wearable robotic exoskeleton designed into textiles to provide personalized assistance is shown in lab and field tests to reduce the amount effort needed to walk long distances. . . . → Read More: Exosuit Designed for Personalized Walking Help

Univ. Spin-Off Developing A.I.-Boosted Heart Monitor

Heartbeat graphic

A new enterprise in the U.K. is developing a wearable heart monitor that diagnoses irregular heart rhythms with artificial intelligence using cloud-based algorithms. . . . → Read More: Univ. Spin-Off Developing A.I.-Boosted Heart Monitor

Personalized Breast Cancer Trial Advances 7 Drugs

Laura Esserman

A clinical trial with a design that allows for changes in its processes to meet the needs of individual patients says its results helped advance 7 new drugs for breast cancer into review by FDA. . . . → Read More: Personalized Breast Cancer Trial Advances 7 Drugs

A.I. to Identify Treatment Drivers for Colorectal Cancer

Data and person graphic

A study will soon get underway with artificial intelligence and simulation analyzing data from clinical trials to identify factors behind responses to a treatment for colorectal cancer. . . . → Read More: A.I. to Identify Treatment Drivers for Colorectal Cancer

Robot Navigates New Spaces with Bat-Like Sonar

Southern bentwing bat

A terrestrial robot demonstrates an ability to map and move through new environments using an ultrasound system inspired by bats, as well as decision-making algorithms. . . . → Read More: Robot Navigates New Spaces with Bat-Like Sonar

Machine Learning Detects More Cancer Mutations

Population genetics

Medical researchers and data scientists developed a system for analyzing genomic data from cancer patients that accurately detects more cancer-causing mutations than other current techniques. . . . → Read More: Machine Learning Detects More Cancer Mutations

Infographic – Google A.I. Patents Lead Other Tech Companies

Google A.I. patents

According to a new report, Alphabet, the company formerly known as Google, is leading other big tech companies in patent activity for artificial intelligence applications. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Google A.I. Patents Lead Other Tech Companies