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Nerve Stimulation Shown to Reduce Diabetes Symptoms

Electric stimulation of a key nerve pathway was shown in lab animals to restore insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance typically missing in people with type 2 diabetes. . . . → Read More: Nerve Stimulation Shown to Reduce Diabetes Symptoms

Continuous Flow Manufacturing In Space Station Test

Among the experiments carried to the International Space Station in mid-December is a test of continuous separations of one liquid from another, used in drug and chemical manufacturing. . . . → Read More: Continuous Flow Manufacturing In Space Station Test

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

Super High-Resolution Photo Sensor Developed

Engineers at Dartmouth College developed a sensor that captures light signals at high speed and resolution down to the level of individual photons. . . . → Read More: Super High-Resolution Photo Sensor Developed

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

Thin, Flexible, Lower-Cost Motion Sensors Developed

Engineers in the U.S. and France created and tested motion-detecting sensors more flexible and thinner than today’s sensors, and made with a low-cost process. . . . → Read More: Thin, Flexible, Lower-Cost Motion Sensors Developed

Novartis Acquires Nuclear Meds Developer in $3.9B Deal

Drug maker Novartis is purchasing a company that develops therapies and diagnostics using radio isotopes for neuroendocrine and other cancers. . . . → Read More: Novartis Acquires Nuclear Meds Developer in $3.9B Deal

Heart Scans Devised for Biometric Identification

A computer science team designed a method for reading heart muscle contractions that uniquely identifies individuals for computer log-in and secure entry. . . . → Read More: Heart Scans Devised for Biometric Identification

Microchips Designed for Tracking Bodily Functions

Engineering researchers designed a tiny chip device that identifies precise locations inside the body, a key feature for ingestible medical devices. . . . → Read More: Microchips Designed for Tracking Bodily Functions

MIT, IBM Open Artificial Intelligence Lab

Massachusetts Institute of Technology and IBM are establishing a joint lab to advance the state of knowledge and business impact of artificial intelligence. . . . → Read More: MIT, IBM Open Artificial Intelligence Lab