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Archive January 2019

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Machine learning model foretells whether symbiotic relationships will thrive or collapse

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have used dynamic modeling and machine learning to construct simple rules for complex biology.

Ga. Tech researchers develop long-acting contraceptive that is self-administered via microneedle patch

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new long-acting contraceptive designed to be self-administered by women.  The technology could provide a new family planning option, particularly in developing nations where access to health care can be limited, according to a recent study.

U of Arizona researchers hope to stop some cancers with a smartphone

University of Arizona researchers have developed technology that can allow clinicians in rural clinics to diagnose Kaposi’s sarcoma using smartphone confocal microscopes, or imaging devices that collect light from a single pinhole to create high-resolution images viewable on a smartphone, according to a university article.

Webster named an Overseas Fellow to the Royal Society of Medicine

BMES Fellow and Chemical Engineering Professor and Chair Thomas Webster was recently elected as an Overseas Fellow to the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) of the United Kingdom, the organization announced.

CMBE meeting features fast-paced talks on research that could one day help treat cancer, inflammatory diseases and many other ailments

The first day of the BMES Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering got off to a fast start with informative talks about research that could one day help alleviate some of the most vexing health issues including cancers, inflammatory conditions and much more.