Bio-tech firm develops 3D printed replacement cornea for human eyes

(Dacia J. Ferris/ Teslarati) — After successfully transplanting the first 3D-printed cornea in an animal, North Carolina company Precise Bio has recently announced the launch of a dedicated business for creating marketable, 3D-printed products for human eyes. Founded by scientists from the Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine, this company is developing bio-fabrication printers that can […]

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AI can predict an abnormal chest X-ray

(Jennifer Kite-Powell/ Forbes) — New research from WMG at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom shows that artificial intelligence (AI) can reduce the time needed to process abnormal chest x-rays and prioritize which x-rays need to be expedited. The research was led by Professor Giovanni Montana, Chair in Data Science in WMG at Warwick […]

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Scientists grow human blood vessels from stem cells in a dish

(Emily Chung / CBC News) — Scientists say, for the first time, they have grown human blood vessels from scratch in the lab that look and behave like the ones in our bodies. “The structure looks the same and the main genes which are expressed in our bodies and in these capillaries are very, very similar,” […]

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Blue Brain Project releases pioneering 3D brain-cell atlas

(Neuroscience News and Research) — The first digital 3D atlas of every cell in the mouse brain provides neuroscientists with previously unavailable information on major cell types, numbers and positions in all 737 brain regions – which will potentially accelerate progress in brain science massively. Released by EPFL’s Blue Brain Project and published in Frontiers […]

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See the 3D images produced by the first full-body medical scanner

(Kristen Houser/ Futurism) — Thirteen years ago, UC Davis scientists Simon Cherry and Ramsey Badawi had an idea for a machine that could scan the entire human body at once, producing a 3D image that could help medical specialists with everything from diagnosing conditions to developing new drug treatments. Now, that once-hypothetical scanner is very […]

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CHUM launches first French-language school of AI in medicine

(Aaron Derfel/ Montreal Gazette) — Striving to become a world leader in medical artificial intelligence, the Centre hospitalier de l’université de Montréal announced on Wednesday that it has founded the world’s first French-language school devoted to the study of the social, legal and ethical implications of AI in the health sector. Doctors and researchers at the CHUM […]

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Non-invasive neck scan shows promise for detecting cognitive decline years in advance

(Rich Haridy/ New Atlas) — New research from University College London suggests a quick ultrasound scan examining blood vessels in the neck may be able to effectively predict a person’s risk of developing cognitive decline more than 10 years before symptoms appear. The impressive long-term study began in 2002 with the researchers subjecting over 3,000 healthy […]

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What does it mean if your ESR is high?

(Daniel Murrell, MD/ Medical News Today)  — The ESR test measures the erythrocyte sedimentation rate, which is how quickly red blood cells settle at the bottom of a blood sample. Doctors cannot use the results of the test to diagnose a specific disease because many different health conditions can cause the ESR to be high […]

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UBC researchers have found a way to convert any blood type to the universal O

(CBC Radio) — Researchers at the University of British Columbia have found a technique that could make all donated blood compatible with all patients, regardless of the blood type of the donor or the recipient. UBC biochemist Stephen Withers announced that he and his team had found a way to convert different types of blood into […]

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Ageing in human cells successfully reversed in the lab

(Lorna Harries & Matt Whiteman/ The Conversation) — The ability to reverse ageing is something many people would hope to see in their lifetime. This is still a long way from reality, but in our latest experiment, we have reversed the ageing of human cells, which could provide the basis for future anti-degeneration drugs. Ageing can […]

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