Radiology & Imaging

Looking 'outside the tumor' to detect lung cancer

Scientists in Anant Madabhushi's computational imaging lab at Case Western Reserve University have started thinking outside the box—or in their case, looking outside the tumor.

Medical research

Using light to stop itch

Itch is easily one of the most annoying sensations. For chronic skin diseases like eczema, it's a major symptom. Although it gives temporary relief, scratching only makes things worse because it can cause skin damage, additional ...

Cancer

Tissue stiffness is a "mosh pit" where cancer cells thrive

Imagine being at a packed concert hall with a mosh pit full of dancers creating a wall against outsiders. When targeted drugs try to make their way toward a pancreas tumor, they encounter a similar obstacle in stiff tissue ...

Medical research

No bleeding required: Anemia detection via smartphone

Biomedical engineers have developed a smartphone app for the non-invasive detection of anemia. Instead of a blood test, the app uses photos of someone's fingernails taken on a smartphone to accurately measure how much hemoglobin ...

Cancer

Researchers make next move in the fight against ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer claims the highest mortality rate of all gynecologic cancers, as high as 70 percent—in part because the disease is rarely detected earlier than stage 3 or 4. When the disease is discovered early in its development, ...

Medical research

Probiotics are not always 'good bacteria'

The first study investigating the mechanism of how a disease develops using human organ-on-a-chip technology has been successfully completed by engineers at The University of Texas at Austin.

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