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A.I., Imaging Shown to Predict Immunotherapy Success

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Researchers in France developed a system for computing data from CT scans and genomic analysis to predict the success for therapies that invoke the immune system in patients with solid-tumor cancers. . . . → Read More: A.I., Imaging Shown to Predict Immunotherapy Success

Graphene Extended for 3-D Printing, Medical Devices

Graphene piece inside a flower

Two recent studies describe methods for fabricating the material graphene into complex shapes with 3-D printing, as well as showing graphene can likely degrade inside the human body. . . . → Read More: Graphene Extended for 3-D Printing, Medical Devices

Hand-Held Device Inspects Individual Retina Cells

Haoslo device

A medical engineering team created a small lightweight device that can inspect individual photoreceptor cells in the retina, the part of the eye that converts visual images to brain signals. . . . → Read More: Hand-Held Device Inspects Individual Retina Cells

Biotechs Collaborate on More Precise Gene, Cell Cancer Therapies

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Two biotechnology enterprises developing cancer treatments are pooling their efforts to develop therapies aimed at more specific targets across a range of solid tumor types. . . . → Read More: Biotechs Collaborate on More Precise Gene, Cell Cancer Therapies

A.I. System Catches Tiny Lung Tumors Missed by Humans

Ulas Bagci

Engineering researchers developed a system with machine learning that analyzes CT scans to detect tiny early-stage lung tumors at a higher rate than visual inspections by radiologists. . . . → Read More: A.I. System Catches Tiny Lung Tumors Missed by Humans

Baby Box Technology for Sick Newborns Licensed to Start-Up

Newborn in incubator

A start-up company is gaining the rights to a technology that helps the breathing of infants suffering from withdrawal from drugs taken by their mothers, and other disruptive conditions. . . . → Read More: Baby Box Technology for Sick Newborns Licensed to Start-Up

Fully Biodegradable Plastic Straws in Testing

PHA resin beads

A university research center and biodegradable plastics company are testing a new type of drink straw that degrades completely after use in normal soil and water conditions. . . . → Read More: Fully Biodegradable Plastic Straws in Testing

New Antibiotics Discovered in Stomach Peptides

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Researchers in Italy and the U.S. found a potential source of new antibiotics in derivatives of peptides used by the digestive process in the stomach. . . . → Read More: New Antibiotics Discovered in Stomach Peptides

FDA Clears Magnetic Device for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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A non-invasive device using magnetic waves that penetrate the brain to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder received authorization for sales in the U.S. from the Food and Drug Administration. . . . → Read More: FDA Clears Magnetic Device for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Nanoparticle Process Designed to Detect, Treat Oral Bacteria

Streptococcus mutans

A bioengineering lab devised a way to quickly detect and treat bacteria responsible for tooth decay with a combination of X-rays and a non-toxic compound in nanoscale particles. . . . → Read More: Nanoparticle Process Designed to Detect, Treat Oral Bacteria