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Liquid Biopsy, A.I. Detect Four Cancers

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A single blood test analyzed by machine learning is shown in tests with cancer patients to detect the presence of four types of solid tumor cancers. . . . → Read More: Liquid Biopsy, A.I. Detect Four Cancers

Virtual Assistants Offer Little Medical Emergency Help

Google Home devices

An evaluation of four virtual digital assistants shows these services return widely varying levels of help with questions about first aid and medical emergencies. . . . → Read More: Virtual Assistants Offer Little Medical Emergency Help

Organ Chip Systems Simulate Full Body Drug Responses

Liver chip device

A robotic system that ties together multiple chip devices representing different human organs can test for drug effects on patients without affecting the individuals. . . . → Read More: Organ Chip Systems Simulate Full Body Drug Responses

Nerve Stimulation Tested to Prevent Migraine

gammaCore device in use

A clinical trial is underway testing a handheld non-invasive device that stimulates a major nerve in the body, as a way to prevent migraines. . . . → Read More: Nerve Stimulation Tested to Prevent Migraine

Implanted Guide Helps Regrow Damaged Body Nerves

Nerve cells illustration

A bio-compatible conduit is shown in tests with monkeys to promote regrowth of damaged nerve fibers, like those suffered in traumatic injuries. . . . → Read More: Implanted Guide Helps Regrow Damaged Body Nerves

Organoids Developed for Precision Cancer Treatments

T-cells illustration

A medical engineering team developed personalized organoid lab models with cancer cells that predict patient responses and may even replace immunotherapy drugs. . . . → Read More: Organoids Developed for Precision Cancer Treatments

Light-Activated Gel Breaks Down Implanted Devices

Bariatric balloon

A medical engineering team developed a light-sensitive polymer gel that activates compounds to break down implanted or ingested devices. . . . → Read More: Light-Activated Gel Breaks Down Implanted Devices

Protein Tags Devised to Stop Counterfeit Drugs

Drug dose tag

A bio-engineering lab developed a tiny edible tag from natural proteins that uniquely identifies individual doses of medicines to prevent counterfeiting. . . . → Read More: Protein Tags Devised to Stop Counterfeit Drugs

Organoid in Chip Device Better Simulates Gut Functions

Tissue on intestine chip

A chip device simulating intestinal functions, bolstered by a gut tissue organoid, behaves more like a human intestine in lab tests than the gut organoid alone. . . . → Read More: Organoid in Chip Device Better Simulates Gut Functions

UPMC to Invest $1 Billion in Medical Enterprises

UPMC lab

UPMC, the medical center affiliated with University of Pittsburgh, plans to invest $1 billion in life science advances, with spin-off companies as part of its strategy. . . . → Read More: UPMC to Invest $1 Billion in Medical Enterprises