Category: AOR Biomed

Norwegian ultrasound researchers among the very best

This is confirmed by the international journal Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. Researchers at SINTEF, NTNU and St. Olavs Hospital at the National Competence Service for ultrasound and image processing have long been working on the use of 3D ultrasound in various clinical procedures.

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Rousing Masses to Fight Cancer with Open Source Machine Learning

Here’s an open invitation to steal. It goes out to cancer fighters and tempts them with a new program that predicts cancer drug effectiveness via machine learning and raw genetic data. The researchers who built the program at the Georgia Institute of Technology would like cancer fighters to take it for free, or even just swipe parts of their programming code, so they’ve made it open source.

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Researchers watch in real time as fat-encased drug nanoparticles invade skin cells

Some anti-cancer drugs are encapsulated to allow gradual release, spreading their effect over a longer time. For example, one formulation of the chemotherapy doxorubicin ( the FDA-approved drug Doxil®) encloses molecules of the drug in fatty nano-spheres called liposomes, which allows the drug to circulate longer in the blood. However, the use of liposome “capsules” often comes with side-effects.

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Using Artificial Intelligence to Improve Early Breast Cancer Detection

Model developed at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory could reduce false positives and unnecessary surgeries. Every year 40,000 women die from breast cancer in the U.S. alone. When cancers are found early, they can often be cured. Mammograms are the best test available, but they’re still imperfect and often result in false positive results that can lead to unnecessary biopsies and surgeries.

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Type 2 diabetes successfully managed online

People with type 2 diabetes could improve their health by using a new web-based self-management tool, according to new research. The results, published in BMJ Open, and funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), come from the first UK-based trial of its kind and show that patients using the HeLP-Diabetes programme have better diabetes control after 12 months.

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A data-driven computational approach that recognizes filamentary sections of neurons and blood vessels may enhance medical diagnosis. This tool is now available for faster and more reliable screening and diagnosis of serious vascular and neurological conditions, including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and Alzheimer’s disease, in their early stages.

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Groundbreaking Physiotherapy Device Deployed by Spanish Real Sociedad Soccer Club

BalanceTutor, a revolutionary physiotherapy product intended for a wide range of conditions, is being used to help players on Spain’s Real Sociedad soccer team improve their balance and their dexterity in unexpected situations. BalanceTutor is a rehabilitation system that uses a patented 4D treadmill, numerous power and movement sensors, and optional motivational video games.

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Table Wins Innovation By Design Award

Tabla, a project created by students Adam Rao (a medical student at UCSF and a student in the UC Berkeley/UCSF joint PhD program in bioengineering) and Chen Bao and Jorge Ruiz (both 2017 Berkeley M.Eng graduates), has been named the winner of the student category of Fast Company‘s 2017 Innovation by Design Awards.

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