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FDA Clears Targeted Breast Cancer Radiation Treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a device that sends high doses of radiation to cancerous breast tissue while sparing healthy tissue nearby. . . . → Read More: FDA Clears Targeted Breast Cancer Radiation Treatment

Retinal Scanner Detects Early Vision Problems

A Canadian engineering lab designed a retinal scanner that helps diagnose eye diseases in their early stages, often well before vision loss occurs. . . . → Read More: Retinal Scanner Detects Early Vision Problems

Phone Sensors Shown to Monitor Chemotherapy Effects

Catheter for chemotherapy (Rhoda Baer, National Cancer Institute)

21 December 2017. A group of cancer patients was able to monitor the severity of effects of their chemotherapy with built-in sensors on smartphones and fitness trackers. Results of the clinical study, led by researchers at University of Pittsburgh, appear in the 19 December issue of . . . → Read More: Phone Sensors Shown to Monitor Chemotherapy Effects

Finland Begins Large-Scale National Genomic Study

The country of Finland is conducting a nationwide genomic analysis of its population, collecting 500,000 blood samples from its 5.5 million citizens. . . . → Read More: Finland Begins Large-Scale National Genomic Study

FDA Issues Draft Precision Medicine Trial Guidance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued draft regulatory guidance on clinical trials for new treatments that target genetic mutations rather than disease states. . . . → Read More: FDA Issues Draft Precision Medicine Trial Guidance

Reading Vital Signs with Radio Waves Designed

Engineers at Cornell University developed techniques for reading a person’s key health indicators with plastic tags and radio waves instead of the specialized devices used today. . . . → Read More: Reading Vital Signs with Radio Waves Designed

Mobile Apps for Eating Disorders in Development

Two mobile device apps are being developed focusing on behavioral factors related to eating that can lead to unhealthy outcomes. . . . → Read More: Mobile Apps for Eating Disorders in Development

MIT Building Statewide Health Innovation System

A unit of Massachusetts Institute of Technology is establishing what it calls an innovation ecosystem that pulls together different players in health care to better serve the needs of patients. . . . → Read More: MIT Building Statewide Health Innovation System

Telemedicine Kiosks Opening at Retail Pharmacies

Private kiosks providing individuals live video sessions with clinicians to diagnose non-emergency medical issues are underway in New York. . . . → Read More: Telemedicine Kiosks Opening at Retail Pharmacies

Blood Glucose Monitor Built Into Smartphone Case

Engineers at University of California in San Diego designed a case that fits over a smartphone with an integrated sensor, which in lab tests accurately measures blood glucose levels. . . . → Read More: Blood Glucose Monitor Built Into Smartphone Case