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Skin Cancer Apps Shown Misleading, Unreliable

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A review of smartphone apps that photograph and purport to analyze skin conditions for signs of cancer shows the apps are unreliable in detecting cancer. . . . → Read More: Skin Cancer Apps Shown Misleading, Unreliable

A.I. Heart Ultrasound Software Cleared by FDA

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Software guided by algorithms that capture top-quality ultrasound images of the heart is now authorized by the Food and Drug Administration. . . . → Read More: A.I. Heart Ultrasound Software Cleared by FDA

Incubator Seeks Heart, Lung, Blood Device Entrepreneurs

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A business incubator in Massachusetts is seeking entrepreneurs and their companies developing medical devices for heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders. . . . → Read More: Incubator Seeks Heart, Lung, Blood Device Entrepreneurs

Smartphone Saliva Test Detects Infectious Diseases

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A university engineering lab designed a simple, inexpensive point-of-care device, powered by a smartphone, to detect infectious and other diseases. . . . → Read More: Smartphone Saliva Test Detects Infectious Diseases

Companies Deploy Blockchain for Food Safety, Tracking

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A company offering food and animal safety services is applying blockchain technologies to boost its livestock and food tracking capabilities. . . . → Read More: Companies Deploy Blockchain for Food Safety, Tracking

Skin Patch Senses Glucose, Emits Insulin as Needed

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A bio-engineering team developed a small patch worn on the skin that in lab mice and pigs senses blood glucose levels and releases insulin when required. . . . → Read More: Skin Patch Senses Glucose, Emits Insulin as Needed

Crispr Company Raises $45M in Venture Funds

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A spin-off enterprise from a pioneering Crispr research lab is raising $45 million in venture funds to develop diagnostics and other applications. . . . → Read More: Crispr Company Raises $45M in Venture Funds

FDA Clears A.I. Algorithms for Stethoscopes

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Algorithms used in analytical software for digital stethoscopes to diagnose irregular heart rhythms received marketing clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. . . . → Read More: FDA Clears A.I. Algorithms for Stethoscopes

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

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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