To Answer Dire Shortages, This Healthcare Team Designed, 3D-Printed, and Tested Their Own COVID-19 Swabs in One Week

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Wanted: Rapid, Portable Tests for Coronavirus

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Skin Monitoring Apps Fail to Detect Melanomas

Artificial intelligence-based health technologies are rapidly moving from the lab—where AI has routinely out-performed doctors—into the hands of consumers. Publicly available skin cancer detection apps, such as SkinVision, use AI-based analysis to determine if a new or changing mole is a source of concern or nothing to worry about. Yet according to a new analysis … Continue reading Skin Monitoring Apps Fail to Detect Melanomas

Researchers Can Now Interrogate Body-on-Chip

Scientists have just announced the completion of a lofty DARPA challenge to integrate 10 human organs-on-chips in an automated system to study how drugs work in the body. The technology provides an alternative to testing drugs on humans or other animals. Referred to as the “Interrogator” by its developers, the system links up to ten different human … Continue reading Researchers Can Now Interrogate Body-on-Chip

AI-Designed ‘Living Robots’ Crawl, Heal Themselves

Biological organisms have certain useful attributes that synthetic robots do not, such as the abilities to heal, adapt to new situations, and reproduce. Yet molding biological tissues into robots or tools has been exceptionally difficult to do: Experimental techniques, such as altering a genome to make a microbe perform a specific task, are hard to control and not … Continue reading AI-Designed ‘Living Robots’ Crawl, Heal Themselves