The ability to accurately detect where X-rays land and in what dose could reduce the collateral damage from radiation therapy.
Tracking radiation treatment in real time promises safer, more effective cancer therapy
A brain game may predict your risk of infection
When a person’s cognitive function is highly variable, they’re likely to be more infectious and have more symptoms after exposure to a respiratory virus.
Century-old question on fluid in lungs answered
A “new physiological flow” modeled in the body could aid in treatment of lung infections and pulmonary edema.
New non-invasive optical imaging approach for monitoring brain health could improve outcomes for traumatic brain injury patients
The SCISCCO system could better monitor brain and organ metabolism, helping to diagnose concussions, monitor cerebral metabolism in traumatic brain injury patients, and gauge the response of organs to treatments in an operating or emergency room scenario.
Gravity’s impact on bone cells—experiments heading to the International Space Station
Mechanical engineers at the University of Michigan are tackling mysteries of bone density loss in space and on Earth.
Shutting down backup genes leads to cancer remission, in mice
Cancer cells delete DNA when they go to the dark side, so a team of doctors and engineers targeted the “backup plans” running critical cell functions.