Oncology & Cancer

Turning a tumor's 'shield' into a weapon against itself

Tumor cells are "cunning," according to Peter Yingxiao Wang. They have a nefarious way of evading the human immune responses that fight back against these cancerous invaders. Tumor cells express programmed death-ligand 1 ...

Radiology & Imaging

New AI method captures uncertainty in medical images

In biomedicine, segmentation involves annotating pixels from an important structure in a medical image, like an organ or cell. Artificial intelligence models can help clinicians by highlighting pixels that may show signs ...

Neuroscience

Researchers find new origin of deep brain waves

University of California, Irvine biomedical engineering researchers have uncovered a previously unknown source of two key brain waves crucial for deep sleep: slow waves and sleep spindles. Traditionally believed to originate ...

Neuroscience

Researchers develop neural decoding that can give back lost speech

Losing the ability to speak due to neurological damage can be incredibly isolating. But thanks to recent advancements in technology, there's hope on the horizon. Scientists have been working on neural speech prostheses, special ...

Surgery

Focused ultrasound technique gets quality assurance protocol

For the past several years, Washington University in St. Louis researchers have been using focused ultrasound combined with microbubbles to target an opening in the tough, protective blood-brain barrier to deliver drugs or ...

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