Rapid ID of tumor cell metabolism aids treatment Science Highlights thomas.johnson Tue, 05/14/2019 - 12:27 NIBIB-funded researchers used photoacoustic imaging for rapid measurement of metabolic rate of individual cells from breast tumors—information that can help guide treatment strategies. Source: National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Biomedical Engineering- News
Novel nanoparticle enhances radiation tumor killing Science Highlights thomas.johnson Tue, 04/30/2019 - 15:28 NIBIB researchers have designed a nanoparticle that generates radiation-induced oxygen free radicals in the low-oxygen center of tumors, dramatically increasing tumor destruction. Source: New feed
Software and microelectronics fabrication techniques let research identify powerful immune cells Photo: IsoPlexis A Different Chip: IsoPlexis uses microelectronics fabrication techniques and software analytics to simultaneously study thousands of immune cells. Cancer patients’ bodies contain immune cells that, through successful immunotherapy, can deliver proteins to destroy tumors. But it had been difficult in the past to … Continue reading Profile: IsoPlexis Analyzes Thousands of Cells to Fight Cancer
Assistive robot learns to feed Science Highlights cheryl.shimer Wed, 04/24/2019 - 15:24 A million Americans with injury or age-related disabilities need someone to help them eat. Now engineers have taught a robot to pick up food with a fork and gingerly deliver it to a person’s mouth. Source: New feed
A slowing rate of improvement hints at a looming asymptote, at least on a population-wide basis Illustration: Kotryna Zukauskaite Ray Kurzweil, Google’s chief futurist, says that if you can just hang on until 2029, medical advances will start to “add one additional year, every year, to your life expectancy. By that I don’t mean life expectancy … Continue reading Is Life Expectancy Finally Topping Out?