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FDA Okays A.I.-Guided Wrist Fracture Software

Bones in the wrist and hand

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

Ingestible Device Designed to Monitor Gut Health

Ingestible gut sensor capsule

Biomedical engineers designed a sensor chip small enough to be swallowed, which in tests with pigs shows it can detect indicators of disease in the gut and transmit its readings to an external device. . . . → Read More: Ingestible Device Designed to Monitor Gut Health

Breath Test for Throat, Stomach Cancer Developed

A new method for diagnosing cancer of the throat and stomach, two regions considered difficult to detect in cancer patients, analyzes the breath of patients for characteristic biomarkers of the disease. . . . → Read More: Breath Test for Throat, Stomach Cancer Developed

Brain Stimulation Shown to Reduce Insulin Resistance

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Electrical stimulation of an area in the brain that releases the hormone dopamine is shown to increase sensitivity to insulin, opening a potential new pathway for treating type 2 diabetes. . . . → Read More: Brain Stimulation Shown to Reduce Insulin Resistance

Simpler Scheme Devised for Prosthetic Hand Controls

Prosthetic and human hnads

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

Mobile Tech Helps Reduce Adverse Cancer Therapy Effects

Susan Peterson

Mobile technology combined with sensor-connected home devices are shown in a clinical trial to help patients reduce adverse side effects from radiation therapy for head and neck cancer. . . . → Read More: Mobile Tech Helps Reduce Adverse Cancer Therapy Effects

Trial to Test 3-D Printed Prosthetic Arms for Kids

3-D printed prosthetic arms

A clinical trial is recruiting participants to evaluate low-cost prosthetic arms custom-designed for children and produced with three-dimensional printing. . . . → Read More: Trial to Test 3-D Printed Prosthetic Arms for Kids

Univ. Licenses Barrett’s Esophagus Detection Device

Cancer magnified

A medical device company is licensing a minimally-invasive technology developed in university labs for detection of Barrett’s esophagus, a condition that often leads to esophageal cancer. . . . → Read More: Univ. Licenses Barrett’s Esophagus Detection Device

New Urinary Tract Infection Diagnostic Gains Funding

E. coli

A company developing a desktop system for diagnosing urinary tract infections in as little as 30 minutes is the recipient of grant funding from a public-private consortium to combat drug-resistant microbial infections. . . . → Read More: New Urinary Tract Infection Diagnostic Gains Funding