Future Healthcare 2019: A brief review

This week, Medical News Today attended the Future Healthcare Exhibition and Conference. Delegates presented us with technology, both new and old, destined to push healthcare forward. Future Healthcare is an annual event that takes place in London in the United Kingdom. It is a showcase of international innovation in the healthcare space. This year, over … Read more

Robots created with 3D printers could be caring for those in golden years: New design method to create soft robots

Purdue researchers have developed a new design method that will enable anyone to quickly design and fabricate soft robots using a 3D printer. Credit: Ramses Martinez/Purdue University The world’s elderly population is booming. The number of older people — those age 60 years or older — is expected to more than double by 2050 and … Read more

Letter from the Editor: Looking to the future

At Medical News Today, we pride ourselves on providing you with the latest news in medical research. This month, we’ve gone one step further, taking a deep dive into the future of health technology.MNT were excited to attend Future Healthcare 2019 earlier this month. Last week, MNT attended the annual Future Healthcare 2019 Exhibition and … Read more

Scientists develop new imaging technology to visualize cells’ eating habits

Scientists have developed a new imaging technology to visualize what cells eat, which could aid the diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as cancer. The team has designed chemical probes that light up when they attach to specific molecules that cells eat, such as glucose. Researchers used microscopes to watch cells eating glucose inside live … Read more

Artificial intelligence enables recognizing and assessing a violinist’s bow movements

Caption A system identifies violinists’ bowing techniques with 94 percent accuracy. Credit: UPF In playing music, gestures are extremely important, in part because they are directly related to the sound and the expressiveness of the musicians. Today, technology exists that captures movement and is capable of detecting gestural details very precisely. In a study published … Read more

In health care, AI offers promise — and hype

The algorithm will see you now Ashley Nunes, a fellow at Harvard Law School, speaks during The Harvard Global Health Institute conference on AI in health care. Photos by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer Symposium examines promise, hype of artificial intelligence in health care In 2016, a Google team announced it had used artificial intelligence to … Read more

Harvard’s immune-silent stem cell technique licensed to Sana Biotechnology

‘Any patient with any disease’ “These inventions give us the tools to create treatments and cures for a host of conditions that have few, if any, effective treatments today," said Chad Cowan, whose Harvard lab developed the licensed innovations in stem cell engineering. Mary Todd Bergman/Harvard Staff Sana Biotechnology licenses innovative immune-silent stem cell technology … Read more

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