Medical research

Sound waves for your health

You may not be able to hear them, but they help to diagnose and treat patients every day. In the past 40 years, ultrasound imaging has gone from blurry black-and-white images, to sharp 3-D images in real time. And the technology ...

Cardiology

AI used to detect fetal heart problems

A research group led by scientists from the RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP) have developed a novel system that can automatically detect abnormalities in fetal hearts in real-time using artificial intelligence ...

Cardiology

Have an (artificial) heart

OHSU physicians and researchers are developing what they hope will be the first permanent total artificial heart, which could provide the approximately 75,000 Americans who die of heart failure every year another chance at ...

Cardiology

Muscles out of the spray can

An artificial heart would be an absolute lifesaver for people with cardiac failure. However, to recreate the complex organ in the laboratory, one would first need to work out how to grow multi-layered, living tissues. Researchers ...

Medical research

Artificial blood vessels mimic rare accelerated aging disease

Biomedical engineers have grown miniature human blood vessels that exhibit many of the symptoms and drug reactions associated with Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome—an extremely rare genetic disease that causes symptoms ...

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