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App Offers Fast, Inexpensive Urinary Tract Infection Test

Bacterial test app

A system for identifying bacterial infections shows the system’s smartphone app and accompanying lab kit can detect urinary tract infections, including those with sepsis, in about an hour. . . . → Read More: App Offers Fast, Inexpensive Urinary Tract Infection Test

Electronic Skins Add Robotic Functions to Objects

Robotic skin

An engineering lab developed a way to integrate electronic sensors and motors into flexible materials, which can be added to inanimate objects to give them robotic functions. . . . → Read More: Electronic Skins Add Robotic Functions to Objects

Small Business Grant Supports Bone Fracture Technology

Philip and Stewart Low

An award from National Institutes of Health is funding development of a new injected drug that promises to repair bone fractures without surgery. . . . → Read More: Small Business Grant Supports Bone Fracture Technology

Exosuit Designed for Personalized Walking Help

Military exosuit

A wearable robotic exoskeleton designed into textiles to provide personalized assistance is shown in lab and field tests to reduce the amount effort needed to walk long distances. . . . → Read More: Exosuit Designed for Personalized Walking Help

Univ. Spin-Off Developing A.I.-Boosted Heart Monitor

Heartbeat graphic

A new enterprise in the U.K. is developing a wearable heart monitor that diagnoses irregular heart rhythms with artificial intelligence using cloud-based algorithms. . . . → Read More: Univ. Spin-Off Developing A.I.-Boosted Heart Monitor

Simple, Less Expensive Ultrasound Probe Developed

Polymer ultrasound team

Developers of polymer ultrasound device, L-R: Robert Rohling, Carolos Gerardo, and Edmond Cretu (Clare Kiernan, University of British Columbia)

12 September 2018. Engineers designed a device that sends and receives ultrasound signals with polymer plastics instead of silicon-based circuits, which can lower the cost of medical images. A team at University of British Columbia . . . → Read More: Simple, Less Expensive Ultrasound Probe Developed

A.I. to Identify Treatment Drivers for Colorectal Cancer

Data and person graphic

A study will soon get underway with artificial intelligence and simulation analyzing data from clinical trials to identify factors behind responses to a treatment for colorectal cancer. . . . → Read More: A.I. to Identify Treatment Drivers for Colorectal Cancer

Robot Navigates New Spaces with Bat-Like Sonar

Southern bentwing bat

A terrestrial robot demonstrates an ability to map and move through new environments using an ultrasound system inspired by bats, as well as decision-making algorithms. . . . → Read More: Robot Navigates New Spaces with Bat-Like Sonar

Machine Learning Detects More Cancer Mutations

Population genetics

Medical researchers and data scientists developed a system for analyzing genomic data from cancer patients that accurately detects more cancer-causing mutations than other current techniques. . . . → Read More: Machine Learning Detects More Cancer Mutations

Scientists, Investors Form $100M+ Tech Venture Fund

Pen and calculator

A group of entrepreneurs and leading scientists in the U.K. unveiled a venture investment fund that plans to back start-up companies developing a wide range of ground-breaking technologies. . . . → Read More: Scientists, Investors Form $100M+ Tech Venture Fund