Oncology & Cancer

Study describes new way to predict tumor growth

A new study by Yusheng Feng, professor of mechanical engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), describes an algorithm that can predict the growth of cancerous tumors, which could help medical professionals ...

Neuroscience

Finding a noninvasive way to measure pressure in the brain

Current methods to check for increased pressure in a patient's brain are invasive. One widely used technique is to drill a hole in the skull to insert a catheter or sensor into the brain tissue. Because of the risk of brain ...

Medical research

Detecting blood clots with portable device

Blockages in lung arteries could be diagnosed safely in real-time helping as many as 20,000 respiratory patients in Australia each year with emerging technology being developed by electrical engineering researchers at the ...

Medical research

Researchers aiming to put ultrasound in docs' pockets

Although definitive statistics are hard to come by, the consensus is that the percentage of expectant mothers who choose to have an epidural during labor is on the rise – and in some hospitals has reached 90 percent. Considering ...

Oncology & Cancer

iPhone app offers quick and inexpensive melanoma screening

The idea sounds simple: Take a photo of a suspicious mole or lesion with your phone, run it through an embedded software program and find out within a few seconds if it is likely to be cancerous.

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