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Pioneering Alzheimer's test could increase early diagnosis
New EEG test could improve early diagnosis of the debilitating form of dementia
New machine learning approach can identify your circadian rhythm from a blood sample

Doctors do not currently monitor a person’s circadian rhythms because there is not an efficient way to measure them.

FDA temporarily halts inspections due to Omicron COVID variant
As the United States and other countries grapple with record-high COVID-19 cases driven by the Omicron Variant, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has once again halted many of its domestic and foreign inspections.
This technology can predict early Alzheimer's with near 100% accuracy
Researchers in Lithuania have developed a deep learning-based method that can predict the possible onset of Alzheimer’s disease with over 99 per cent accuracy.
Futuristic bionic arm helps amputees feel the sensation of touch and movement
Connecting the bionic limb directly connected to the brain allows for delivery of precise sensations tied to natural movements.
Machine Learning Triage Tool Better Predicts Mortality in ED
A recent study shows how an interpretable machine learning tool can predict the mortality probability of Emergency Department (ED) patients.
Telehealth's Limits: Battle Over State Lines and Licensing Threatens Patients' Options

If you live in one state, does it matter that the doctor treating you online is in another?  Surprisingly, the answer is yes, and the ability to conduct certain virtual appointments may be nearing an end.

Steps taken toward smartphone app for automatically detecting Parkinson's Disease

Researchers have achieved accuracies of 99.4% and 94.3% in two algorithmic methods for monitoring, diagnosing or ruling out Parkinson’s Disease going only by individuals’ spoken words.

Contrast-enhanced mammography as effective as MRI at evaluating newly diagnosed breast cancer

Contrast-enhanced mammography is as effective as MRI for staging newly diagnosed breast cancer and can serve as a solid alternative for those facing barriers to the latter.

Amazon makes moves for a major medical diagnostics play
Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) wants to hire key employees to expand its medical diagnostics operations on a global scale, which very well could grow beyond COVID-19 testing.
New AI (Artificial Intelligence) model predicts heart failure hospitalizations

Data from implantable cardiac devices can help clinicians predict when a patient may be hospitalized for heart failure (HF), according to new research published in EP Europace.  The key to those accurate predictions, researchers explained, was an advanced AI model that offers real-time evaluations of certain patient parameters and ongoing monitoring trends.

Researchers working on AI (Artificial Intelligence) system to quickly diagnose autism. The proposed system uses brain signals and neural patterns from children

The University of Southern Queensland in Australia has disclosed that a global research team is developing a unique classification system for the early detection of autism in children.

Implantable AI (Artificial Intelligence) developed for early detection and treatment of disease

Scientists working in optoelectronics at Technische Universität Dresden say they have succeeded for the first time in developing a biocompatible implantable AI platform that classifies in real time healthy and pathological patterns in biological signals such as heartbeats, adding that it detects pathological changes even without medical supervision.

Robotic Scanner for Automated Eye Imaging

Researchers at Duke University created a robotic eye scanner that can detect signs of several eye diseases, including glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.  The system includes several 3D cameras that track the location of the patient, who merely has to stand in front of the robot, while a robotic arm containing the scanning hardware tracks and scans the patient’s eyes.  In less than a minute the system produces images that are as clear as those obtained by currently used technologies, which require a patient to use a head and chin rest to avoid any head movement.

Tiny 'maniac' robots could deliver drugs directly to central nervous system

A new study investigates tiny tumbling soft robots that can be controlled using rotating magnetic fields.  The technology could be useful for delivering drugs to the nervous system.  In this latest study, researchers put the robots through their paces and showed that they can climb slopes, tumble upstream against fluid flow and deliver substances at precise locations to neural tissue.

FDA ups premarket application user fees by 2.5% for FY 2022
The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act), amended by the Medical Device User Fee Amendments of 2017, gives FDA the authority to collect user fees from industry for certain medical device submissions to help support the Agency's review activities.
New AI tool helps researchers predict the progress of Parkinson's disease

IBM researchers teamed up with the Michael J. Fox Foundation to use AI to help predict the progress of Parkinson’s disease.  Michael J. Fox is an American actor who was in a number of iconic movies and TV series in the 80’s.  The actor has had Parkinson’s disease for many years, and his foundation works to help find a cure for the disease.

University of Waterloo researchers developing 20-minute COVID-19 spit test
Researcher says device is biodegradable, time-saving and cost-effective
Oral-odor sensor diagnoses disease by detecting hydrogen sulfide in exhalation
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Samsung Electronics have co-developed a gas sensor platform, which diagnoses diseases from exhaled breath.
Robotic Brace Measures Neck Mobility in Cancer Patients

Patients with head and neck cancer frequently require surgical removal of lymph nodes from the neck.  While this is necessary, it can cause pain and stiffness that can persist for a long time after surgery.  Assessing neck mobility of such patients would be useful, as it would allow doctors to identify deficits in range of motion, and design appropriate strategies to help improve them.

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