AI framework uses medical images to individualize radiotherapy dose

AI framework uses medical images to individualize radiotherapy dose

Research led by Mohamed Abazeed of Cleveland Clinic shows that artificial intelligence can use CT scans and health records to personalize the dose of radiation therapy used to treat cancer patients.

Apathy: The forgotten symptom of dementia

Apathy: The forgotten symptom of dementia

Now, research led by the University of Exeter and presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in LA has analysed 4,320 people with Alzheimer's disease from 20 cohort studies, to look at the prevalence of apathy over time.

Anti-starvation trick that saved our ancestors may underlie obesity epidemic

Anti-starvation trick that saved our ancestors may underlie obesity epidemic

"We discovered an anti-starvation mechanism that has become a curse in times of plenty because it sees cellular stress created by overeating as similar to stress created by starvation -- and puts the brakes on our ability to burn fat," says lead study author Ann Marie Schmidt, MD, the Dr. Iven Young Professor of Endocrinology at NYU School of Medicine.

Wood-based wound dressing receives regulatory approval and CE mark

Wood-based wound dressing receives regulatory approval and CE mark

FibDex is a wound dressing created from wood-based nanofibrillar cellulose, and has received regulatory approval and a CE mark. UPM continues to advance the research and development of products for the biomedical market and moreover, to maximise the use of renewable and sustainable wood-based raw materials.”.

A New Twist on Artificial Muscles

A New Twist on Artificial Muscles

This week in Science , several teams of researchers present studies describing advances in making small artificial muscles—all of which use tiny twisted fibers to store and release energy.

Athletes at a higher risk for ACL injury after return to sport

Athletes at a higher risk for ACL injury after return to sport

Young athletes who do not achieve a 90 percent score on a battery of tests that measure fitness to return to athletic competition, including quadricep strength, are at increased risk for a second knee injury, according to research presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine.

Dietary quality influences microbiome composition in human colonic mucosa

Dietary quality influences microbiome composition in human colonic mucosa

"In this study, rather than looking at individual diets, we focused on dietary patterns as defined by the Healthy Eating Index (HEI)-2005 and how they relate to the microbiome," said corresponding author Dr. Li Jiao, associate professor of medicine-gastroenterology and member of the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine.

6 Things We Won't Be Able to Live Without in 2035

6 Things We Won't Be Able to Live Without in 2035

In a few short years we are going to need to deal with these changes in more than the existing ad hoc fashion, and actually get ahead of problems like what to do with dormant autonomous vehicles, and where to allow drones to drop the packages they deliver safely and securely?

Ten things we'd like to ask Alexa's NHS skill

Ten things we'd like to ask Alexa's NHS skill

Query : Alexa, I feel like I’m Robert Palmer; Answer : Are you addicted to love? Query : Alex, I’ve got a bad case of wind; Answer : Here’s a kite.

MedTech Insider: FCC Votes on $100M New Funding For Telehealth • Medtech Impact On Wellness

MedTech Insider: FCC Votes on $100M New Funding For Telehealth • Medtech Impact On Wellness

The commissioners have since voted unanimously to move forward with the funding program , which would develop a three year pilot to help healthcare providers with the associated costs of broadband service.

New vaccine strategy boosts T-cell therapy

New vaccine strategy boosts T-cell therapy

In a study of mice, the researchers found that they could completely eliminate solid tumors in 60 percent of the animals that were given T-cell therapy along with the booster vaccination.

Why TPE is gaining popularity for medical tubing applications

Why TPE is gaining popularity for medical tubing applications

Extrusion requires exact setting of the material flow properties to the processing method while injection moulding offers the possibility of manufacturing the tracheostomy tubes and neck flange in a single step.

Facial plastic surgery in men enhances perception of attractiveness, trustworthiness

Facial plastic surgery in men enhances perception of attractiveness, trustworthiness

"Taken together, our findings suggest that both men and women undergoing facial cosmetic surgery can experience not only improved perception of attractiveness, but other positive changes in society's perception of their persona," he says.

How more efficient manufacturing can bring down healthcare costs

How more efficient manufacturing can bring down healthcare costs

In specific terms, the raw manufacturing cost for high-volume medical devices can be, in some cases, over twice as expensive than it needs to be, given the current technologies and processes deployed.

Healthtech firm specialising in lung disease sees expansion

Healthtech firm specialising in lung disease sees expansion

The technology developed by Bond Digital Health can be used in the diagnosis and research of diseases around the world and the company is preparing for a £1 million investment round to finance its expansion.

Researchers identify health conditions likely to be misdiagnosed

Researchers identify health conditions likely to be misdiagnosed

Now a research team, led by a Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality expert, reports it has identified three major disease categories -- vascular events, infections and cancers -- that account for nearly three-fourths of all serious harms from diagnostic errors.

Omnichannel Retail: Big Data Is Nice, Fast Data Is Necessary

Omnichannel Retail: Big Data Is Nice, Fast Data Is Necessary

Software solutions exist that can address storage performance at the operating system, file system and application levels, boosting performance 30-50 percent or more without a hardware or network upgrade.

Device developed for measuring pH of tissue during surgery

Device developed for measuring pH of tissue during surgery

Product design, development and manufacturing consultancy Wideblue has developed a new medical device for Softcell Medical which measures and displays the pH of a patients tissue during surgery in real-time.

Rise in early onset colorectal cancer not aligned with screening trends

Rise in early onset colorectal cancer not aligned with screening trends

A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in younger adults, adding to evidence that the rise in early onset CRC is not solely a result of more detection.

Big Data: The Key Focus of a Data Scientist

Big Data: The Key Focus of a Data Scientist

Big data has helped businesses see profit increases of 8-10 percent, making the ability to prepare, store, process and manage data highly desired traits.

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