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Telehealth
Phone Cameras Can Now Measure Your Pulse and Breathing
Phone Cameras Measure Pulse Breathing
Telehealth
Phone Cameras Can Now Measure Your Pulse and Breathing
A team of researchers has developed an algorithm to measure pulse and respiration rate during a telehealth appointment using your device’s camera.
April 12, 2021

A team of researchers has developed an algorithm to measure pulse and respiration rate during a telehealth appointment using your device’s camera.

Medicine
New Oral Insulin Tech Replaces Needles With Nanoparticles
oral insulin
Medicine
New Oral Insulin Tech Replaces Needles With Nanoparticles
If the success of a new oral insulin delivery system in rats translates to people, it could entice more diabetics to pursue insulin therapy.
April 11, 2021

If the success of a new oral insulin delivery system in rats translates to people, it could entice more diabetics to pursue insulin therapy.

Medical Innovation
Penn Scientists Correct Genetic Blindness With a Single Injection into the Eye
antisense oligonucleotide therapy
Medical Innovation
Penn Scientists Correct Genetic Blindness With a Single Injection into the Eye
Antisense oligonucleotide therapy uses small molecules to alter RNA. Researchers have now used those molecules to alleviate a genetic form of blindness.
April 11, 2021

Antisense oligonucleotide therapy uses small molecules to alter RNA. Researchers have now used those molecules to alleviate a genetic form of blindness.

Inventions
Nobel Prize-Winning Chemist Helps Invent Synthetic Mucus
synthetic mucins
Inventions
Nobel Prize-Winning Chemist Helps Invent Synthetic Mucus
Mucins, the long proteins in mucus, have an array of bacteria-fighting properties. These artificial mucins can act like the real thing.
April 10, 2021

Mucins, the long proteins in mucus, have an array of bacteria-fighting properties. These artificial mucins can act like the real thing.

Brain
Injectable “Glue” Helps Heal Traumatic Brain Injury in Rats
Traumatic Brain Injury
Brain
Injectable “Glue” Helps Heal Traumatic Brain Injury in Rats
By injecting a “brain glue” into rats, researchers were able to speed up their recovery after a traumatic brain injury.
April 10, 2021

By injecting a “brain glue” into rats, researchers were able to speed up their recovery after a traumatic brain injury.

Medicine
New Cancer Treatment Uses “Hot Blood Cells” to Target Tumors
new cancer treatment Hot Blood Cells
Medicine
New Cancer Treatment Uses “Hot Blood Cells” to Target Tumors
A new cancer treatment combining immunotherapy, photothermal therapy, and modified blood cells was highly effective in mice.
April 4, 2021

A new cancer treatment combining immunotherapy, photothermal therapy, and modified blood cells was highly effective in mice.

Heart Surgery
Scientists Have Created a Heart Valve Implant That Grows
heart valve replacement surgery
Heart Surgery
Scientists Have Created a Heart Valve Implant That Grows
Children may have heart valve replacement surgery 5 or more times. A lab-grown, growing valve may change that in the future.
March 28, 2021

Children may have heart valve replacement surgery 5 or more times. A lab-grown, growing valve may change that in the future.

The Future Explored
IBM's Artificial Intelligence May Help Us Defeat Superbugs
ai drug development
The Future Explored
IBM's Artificial Intelligence May Help Us Defeat Superbugs
A new AI tool detected 20 viable drug candidates in less than two months
March 27, 2021

A new AI tool detected 20 viable drug candidates in less than two months.

Medical Innovation
New Drugs Are Taking the Fight to Lung Cancer
KRAS mutation
Medical Innovation
New Drugs Are Taking the Fight to Lung Cancer
KRAS mutation, which causes tumors to form, was long considered “undruggable.” But new drugs could be approved by year’s end.
March 14, 2021

KRAS mutation, which causes tumors to form, was long considered “undruggable.” But new drugs could be approved by year’s end.