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Data Tools Designed for Genomics-Based Precision Cancer Care

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A computerized system is available that analyzes the genomic composition of cancer patients and recommends personalized treatments that its designers say take into account a larger array of factors than comparable systems. . . . → Read More: Data Tools Designed for Genomics-Based Precision Cancer Care

3-D Print Advance Creates More Accurate Medical Models

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A new three-dimensional modeling and printing process can produce more accurate models of human anatomy in less time and with less effort than current techniques. . . . → Read More: 3-D Print Advance Creates More Accurate Medical Models

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

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

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

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

Wearable Devices Explored to Detect Emotional States

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An engineering lab in Houston, Texas is developing techniques for assessing a person’s mental state by measuring changes in the skin’s chemistry using sensors worn on the wrist. . . . → Read More: Wearable Devices Explored to Detect Emotional States

Trial Testing Radio Waves to Clear Nasal Blockages

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A small-scale clinical trial is recruiting participants to test radio signals for clearing nasal passages obstructed by deformed soft tissue, instead of drugs or surgery used today in many cases. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Radio Waves to Clear Nasal Blockages

Computer-Designed Heart Valves Operate Over Long Term

Engineered heart valve

A European research team designed customized heart valves with computer models, which when tested in sheep continued to perform in most cases for a year following implantation. . . . → Read More: Computer-Designed Heart Valves Operate Over Long Term

Gates Grant Funds A.I. for Malaria Drug Discovery

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An award from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is supporting research by a digital drug discovery company and university lab into use of artificial intelligence to find new drugs for treating malaria. . . . → Read More: Gates Grant Funds A.I. for Malaria Drug Discovery