#medicine

CRISPR gene editing used inside a person’s body for first time

3 months ago — Long Read

A team of scientists have used CRISPR inside someone’s body for the first time opening a new frontier for efforts to change DNA to treat diseases. The team used the...

New Nanocrystals could transform everything from cancer treatment to solar cells

6 months ago — Long Read

A team of scientists have used nontoxic silicon nanocrystals to convert low-energy photons into high-energy ones. The technique could lead improvements in everything from minimally invasive photodynamic treatments for cancer;...

This Open Source Machine Learning Tool Predicts The Best Chemo Choice 80% of the time

1 year ago — Long Read

A new machine learning tool has been developed by bio-engineers at Georgia Tech. It can analyze a patients RNA and match them with the best chemo-drugs. It has matched patients...

Diagnostic computers outperforms human doctors

2 years ago — Long Read

New tests have been released by Case Western Reserve University which show computer programmes outperforming human doctors in diagnosing common diseases. The new tech relies on 'deep learning' and should...

New imaging system makes back surgery safer, faster and less expensive

2 years ago — Long Read

Engineers from Dartmouth College are pioneering a new way to make back surgery faster, cheaper and safer. Engineers from the Thayer School of Engineering and the Geisel School of Medicine...

Robot Passed a Medical Licensing Exam

2 years ago — Quick Read

Xiaoyi - a Chinese AI-powered robot - has taken the country's medical licensing examinations and passed.