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Odors of Disease and Immune Response

December 12, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Electronic Nose
Alexander Graham Bell had an interesting observation: “If you are ambitious to find a new science, measure a smell.” [MORE]

CRISPR-Cpf1 Gene Editing

August 22, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

CRISPR Cas Method
Gene editing technology known as CRISPR has only been known to science for four years, but its impact [MORE]

A Prosthetic Hand that Sees

July 4, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Prosthetic Seeing Hand
Bioengineers at Newcastle University in the UK have designed a prosthetic hand with an internal camera that sees [MORE]

Creating Tumor Cell Receptors That Weren’t There Naturally

April 4, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cancer Cells
Inserting a unique small molecule azides (sugar) into triple negative breast cancer cells created a receptor in those cells [MORE]

Precision Eye Surgery Robot

March 28, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Robot for Eye Surgery
Last January 12th, surgeons at University Hospitals Leuven in Belgium used a robot to insert a microneedle [MORE]

Printing Functional Skin for Transplantation

March 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

3D Bioprinter for Skin
Using a 3-D printer to create functional skin, Spanish scientists show (see the video) how they can [MORE]

Comparing Sequencing Platforms Using the Same Tumor Tissue

February 7, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Foundation Medicine (Cambridge, MA) and Guardant Health (Redwood City, CA) both have genomic sequencing platforms for genomic cancer. Foundation analyzes [MORE]

Sensor that Detects Radiation Efficacy on Malignant Tumors

January 10, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

SINTEF Developers of Microscopic Radiation Sensor
An international group of engineers has built a sensor the size of a single human [MORE]

Blood Test for Pregnancy and Fetal Health Complications

December 20, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Blood Test
During pregnancy, a protein derived from the DLK1 gene on Chromosome 14 rises in the mother’s blood, though it [MORE]

Prospects for Diagnosing Neurodegenerative Diseases in Urine

November 22, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Sporadic CJD
Protein misfolding is a common feature of Crutzfeldt-Jacob, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. But in each case, the proteins are [MORE]

A Path to Precision Cardiac Medicine

October 25, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

CRISPR-Cas9 Mode of Action
About 30% of drugs in clinical trials are withdrawn because of safety issues, several of which present [MORE]

Ceramic-Based Laser Scalpel

October 4, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Laser Scalpel
Laser scalpels were invented in 1964, and mostly rely on a single crystal, such as sapphire or garnet, doped [MORE]

Stem Cell Transplantation for Stroke is Effective

July 19, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

CT Scan of Stroke
The incidence of ischemic stroke, caused by a blood clot, is nearly 700,000 per year in the [MORE]

“Deep Learning” AI for Reading X-ray Images

May 17, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Artificial Intelligence
“Deep Learning” in medical diagnosis applies to many technologies. First, a large study set is computer analyzed to find [MORE]