Medical research

Designing a tool for better diagnosis of rare and genetic diseases

Scientists have identified over 10,000 rare diseases with the majority of these diseases being genetic in origin. The vast majority of patients with these diseases experience long and grueling diagnostic odysseys and their ...

Surgery

Q and A: Nasal implants

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My nose always feels stuffed up, and I have a hard time breathing through my nose. It is especially bad at night when I lie down. I thought it was because of allergies, but medications do not help. The condition ...

Neuroscience

Building artificial neurons with mathematics

EPFL's Blue Brain Project has found a way to use only mathematics to automatically draw neurons in 3D, meaning we are getting closer to being able to build digital twins of brains.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Personalizing treatment for severe limb injuries

A team of scientists, led by Scott Frey at the University of Missouri, have developed an innovative technique using small wearable sensors to gather data on how people—who have suffered from a traumatic hand amputation—use ...

Radiology & Imaging

Safer X-rays and radiation therapy a step closer

Researchers at the University of Surrey have identified key design rules for making curved X-ray detectors, bringing clearer and safer X-rays a step closer to reality.

Health

Fewer rural students applying to medical school

Rural America is running short on physicians. This worries health experts who have linked limited access to primary care providers to major gaps in health outcomes for rural communities.

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