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AI, Wearables Posing Health Privacy Risks

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An analysis shows artificial intelligence algorithms can connect Americans’ activity tracking data to to their individual private medical information. . . . → Read More: AI, Wearables Posing Health Privacy Risks

Trial Testing Breath Detection for Cancer

Breath collection device

A clinical trial is recruiting participants to test a technology that analyzes exhaled breath for indicators of specific types of cancer. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Breath Detection for Cancer

Brain Stimulation, Recording Device Advances

Wand integrated circuits

An implanted device that both records activity and stimulates precise brain regions is shown to operate in lab monkeys, advancing its potential for neurological diseases. . . . → Read More: Brain Stimulation, Recording Device Advances

Antibiotic Prevents Staph Colonies in Newborns

Baby in NICU

Results from a clinical trial show a common antibiotic ointment can prevent dangerous staph bacteria from colonizing in vulnerable newborn infants. . . . → Read More: Antibiotic Prevents Staph Colonies in Newborns

Sustainable Bioplastics Produced from Microbes, Algae

Ulva or sea lettuce

Researchers in Israel showed in lab tests the feasibility of producing biocompatible and degradable plastics from ocean microbes and algae. . . . → Read More: Sustainable Bioplastics Produced from Microbes, Algae

Eye Drops Reverse Infected Eye Scarring

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Eye drops containing a therapeutic protein and applied as a gel, are shown in lab mice to remove scar tissue from the surface of infected or damaged corneas. . . . → Read More: Eye Drops Reverse Infected Eye Scarring

Nanoscale Bacteria Particles Deliver Cancer Drugs

Salmonella typhimurium

An engineering lab developed techniques for delivering cancer drugs into tumors in lab cultures and mice with nanoscale polymer particles, aided by a strain of salmonella bacteria. . . . → Read More: Nanoscale Bacteria Particles Deliver Cancer Drugs

Drug Discovery Start-Up Gains $400M Financing

Glasses, computer screens

A 2 year-old company using computational techniques to find protein-targeting drugs raised $400 million in new financing, led by the venture funding arm of Softbank. . . . → Read More: Drug Discovery Start-Up Gains $400M Financing

Micro Robots Made to Climb in Curved, Inverted Spaces

HAMR-E device

A robotics lab at Harvard University created a tiny, 4-legged robot that travels through tight spots, climbing on vertical surfaces and even upside down. . . . → Read More: Micro Robots Made to Climb in Curved, Inverted Spaces

Smartphone App Measures Wounds, Tracks Healing

Swift Skin and Wound app

The need for better ways of tracking the size and healing of wounds led a medical resident in Canada to help develop a smartphone app and start a company for these tasks. . . . → Read More: Smartphone App Measures Wounds, Tracks Healing