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2020
21 Apr 2020

Finding Leukemia's Weakness Using Genome-Wide CRISPR Technology

A team of researchers used CRISPR technology to identify key regulators of aggressive chronic myeloid leukemia, a type of cancer that remains difficult to treat and is marked by frequent relapse.
22 Jan 2020

Ingestible Medical Devices can be Broken Down with Light

A variety of medical devices can be inserted into the gastrointestinal tract to treat, diagnose, or monitor GI disorders. Many of these have to be removed by endoscopic surgery once their job is done. However, engineers have now come up with a way to trigger such devices to break down inside the body when they are exposed to light from an ingestible LED.
2019
25 Dec 2019

Storing Medical Information Below the Skin's Surface

Every year, a lack of vaccination leads to about 1.5 million preventable deaths, primarily in developing nations. One factor that makes vaccination campaigns in those nations more difficult is that there is little infrastructure for storing medical records, so there's often no easy way to determine who needs a particular vaccine.
21 Jun 2019

Cytophone detects melanoma in earliest stages

A research team has demonstrated the ability to detect and kill circulating tumor cells in the blood using a noninvasive device called Cytophone that integrates a laser, ultrasound and phone technologies.
21 Jan 2019

AI outperformed human experts in identifying cervical precancer

A research team has developed a computer algorithm that can analyze digital images of a woman's cervix and accurately identify precancerous changes that require medical attention. This artificial intelligence approach, called automated visual evaluation, has the potential to revolutionize cervical cancer screening, particularly in low-resource settings.
2018
6 Aug 2018

Tech takes on cigarette smoking

Researchers are using wearable sensor technology to develop an automatic alert system to help people quit smoking.
2 Apr 2018

Novel method for energy-efficient deep neural networks

A method to improve the energy efficiency of scientific artificial intelligence is showing early promise in efforts to parse insights from volumes of cancer data.
2017
3 Nov 2017

Artificial intelligence: Is this the future of early cancer detection?

A new endoscopic system powered by artificial intelligence has been shown to automatically identify colorectal adenomas during colonoscopy.
11 Aug 2017

Dozens of new genes that create T cell-resistant cancer discovered

To better understand why some cancers are resistant to immunotherapy, researchers collaborated on a large-scale CRISPR cancer study.
14 Jun 2017

Lab on a chip could monitor health, germs and pollutants

Imagine wearing a device that continuously analyzes your sweat or blood for different types of biomarkers, such as proteins that show you may have breast cancer or lung cancer.
25 May 2017

Controlling signalling circuits in living cells with flashes of light

Researchers have invented new tools to decode and control signalling circuits in living cells with flashes of light.
2016
19 Oct 2016

How wearable technology can improve cancer treatment

Researchers aim to provide doctors with real-time patient data from wearable technology and patient-reported experiences so that physicians can base their treatment decisions on objective measures rather than just subjective and episodic observations.
2013
15 Jan 2013

New material harvests energy from water vapor

Engineers have created a new polymer film that can generate electricity by drawing on a ubiquitous source: water vapor.
2012
14 Jun 2012

Diesel fumes, shale oil, coal gas cause cancer - Time to re-think EVs

The World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer's (IARC) recent announcement upgrading its grim classification of Diesel Exhaust fumes from possibly carcinogenic (2A) to definitively carcinogenic to humans.