Soft robotics is the study of creating robots from soft materials, which has the advantage of flexibility and safety in human interactions. These robots are well-suited for applications ranging from medical devices to enhancing efficiency in various tasks.
A new study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that undergoing more frequent computed tomography (CT) scans was not associated with improved outcomes following lung cancer surgery. Less frequent CT scans may reduce health-care costs, patient anxiety.
An artificial intelligence (AI) tool developed by Cedars-Sinai investigators accurately predicted who would develop pancreatic cancer based on what their CT scan images looked like years prior to being diagnosed with the disease. The findings, which may help prevent death through early detection of one of the most challenging cancers to treat, are published in the journal Cancer Biomarkers.
Biological molecules are nearly invisible to the X-rays used to make 3D CT scans. To make these scans of biomolecules, researchers must attach a tag to the molecules that glows when illuminated with X-rays. In this study, scientists used this technique and a tiny synchrotron X-ray beam to image a membrane protein on the surface of a single E. coli bacteria.
Neandertals — the closest ancestor to modern humans — possessed the ability to perceive and produce human speech, according to a new study published by an international multidisciplinary team of researchers including Binghamton University anthropology professor Rolf Quam and graduate student Alex Velez.