Oncology & 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, ...

Ophthalmology

Artificial intelligence in opthamology

Around six years ago, high-resolution optical coherence tomography (OCT) was jointly developed by MedUni Vienna's Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Technology and its Department of Ophthalmology. OCT is an imaging ...

Ophthalmology

Discovery provides glimmer of hope to prevent blindness

Macquarie University researchers have discovered that a naturally occurring protein in the body protects the eye from the common eye disease glaucoma, and which is particularly sensitive to oxidation through environmental ...

Oncology & Cancer

UA engineers zero in on early detection of ovarian cancer

University of Arizona researcher Jennifer Barton is leading a two-year, $1 million project funded by the National Cancer Institute to identify imaging biomarkers of ovarian cancer, the most deadly gynecological cancer in ...

Neuroscience

Tools for illuminating brain function make their own light

Optogenetics has taken neuroscience by storm in recent years because the technique allows scientists to study the brain conveniently in animals, activating or inhibiting selected groups of neurons at the flip of a switch. ...

Medical research

Miniature wireless device creates way to study chronic pain

Ada Poon, a Stanford assistant professor of electrical engineering, is a master at building miniscule wireless devices that function in the body and can be powered remotely. Now, she and collaborators in bioengineering and ...

Neuroscience

Physical principles for scalable neural recording

(Medical Xpress)—It took nearly two months, but the videos from the May 6th-7th national BRAIN Initiative meeting are now available online. Although the title of that workshop made central mention of the idea Physical and ...

Medical research

Regaining proper hearing at last

Around 17 million people in Germany suffer from impaired hearing. For many of them, their hearing is so damaged that a standard hearing aid is no longer enough. A new device will improve patients' hearing and can be implanted ...

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