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Phone-Based Lupus Home Test Kit in Development

A home test kit using smartphone imaging is being created by biomedical engineers to detect kidney inflammation caused by lupus, an autoimmune disorder. . . . → Read More: Phone-Based Lupus Home Test Kit in Development

Big Data Analysis Platform for Brainwaves in Development

Two companies in Northern Ireland, U.K. are creating a technology platform applying big data analytics to a collection of brainwaves generated by mobile games for measuring cognitive health. . . . → Read More: Big Data Analysis Platform for Brainwaves in Development

Contact Lens Devised to Measure Glaucoma Eye Pressure

Engineers in the U.K. developed a soft contact lens that in a clinical study shows it can reliably track changes in pressure inside the eye, a key factor in glaucoma. . . . → Read More: Contact Lens Devised to Measure Glaucoma Eye Pressure

Phone App Screens for Postpartum Depression

A new smartphone app helps detect depression among women who recently gave birth, and optionally gathers data for continued research on the disorder. . . . → Read More: Phone App Screens for Postpartum Depression

Flashback: Drug Pricing Reform Even Big Pharma Might Like

Science & Enterprise is taking a break From 2 to 13 October. Until then, we will re-run some of our recent special reports. Our regular posts will return on 16 October.

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2 May 2016. At a press event in Washington, D.C. last week, Representative Lloyd Doggett of Texas, a champion of lower prescription . . . → Read More: Flashback: Drug Pricing Reform Even Big Pharma Might Like

Origami Robotics Designed for Fragile Objects

An engineering lab at Case Western Reserve University developed a soft robotic arm that grips and manipulates fragile objects, such as in surgery. . . . → Read More: Origami Robotics Designed for Fragile Objects

Trial Comparing 2-D, 3-D Mammogram Outcomes

A large-scale clinical trial is underway comparing the effectiveness of two-dimensional and three-dimensional mammograms in screening for breast cancer. . . . → Read More: Trial Comparing 2-D, 3-D Mammogram Outcomes

Algorithms ID Factors in Parkinson’s Progression

Data from two clinical trials analyzed with machine learning algorithms identify factors that predict the decline of motor functions in individuals with Parkinson’s disease. . . . → Read More: Algorithms ID Factors in Parkinson’s Progression

Chip Device Finds, Collects Circulating Tumor Cells

A multi-disciplinary team designed a lab-on-a-chip device using hydrodynamic forces to find and help identify circulating tumor cells in blood samples. . . . → Read More: Chip Device Finds, Collects Circulating Tumor Cells

Microfluidics, Sound Waves Combined for Liquid Biopsies

Biomedical engineers from several universities developed a microfluidics, or lab-on-a-chip, device that uses sound waves to quickly isolate tiny packets of cell materials for detecting diseases. . . . → Read More: Microfluidics, Sound Waves Combined for Liquid Biopsies