Printing drugs would ease burden of multiple pills a day

The technology could enable on-site printing of custom-dosed medications at pharmacies, hospitals, and other locations. “A doctor or pharmacist can choose any number of medications, which the machine would combine into a single dose…” The technique can print multiple medications...
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Rice University Students Develop Ways to Predict Seizures

Engineering students have created a system designed to prevent seizures caused by epilepsy, a neurological disorder affecting millions. First, the team needed to develop a seizure-prediction algorithm. The students created a machine-learning algorithm that was “very good” at predicting seizures: It...
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MasSpec Pen flags cancer in about 10 seconds

A new device rapidly and accurately identifies cancerous tissue during surgery, delivering results in about 10 seconds—more than 150 times as fast as existing technology. The handheld MasSpec Pen gives surgeons precise diagnostic information about what tissue to cut or...
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