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Human stem cells coaxed to mimic the very early central nervous system
  1. Human stem cells coaxed to mimic the very early central nervous system

    The first organized stem cell culture model that resembles all three sections of the embryonic brain and spinal cord could shed light on developmental brain diseases.

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  2. Widely used AI tool for early sepsis detection may be cribbing doctors’ suspicions

    When using only data collected before patients with sepsis received treatments or medical tests, the model’s accuracy was no better than a coin toss.

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  3. U-M team receives NIH grant for collaborative research to speed ARDS diagnosis

    University of Michigan researchers examine if molecular compounds in exhaled breath could lead to improved diagnosis and tracking of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

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  4. Is lung cancer treatment working? This chip can tell from a blood draw

    By trapping and concentrating tiny numbers of cancer cells from blood samples, the device can identify whether a treatment is working at the four-week mark.

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  5. Squishy, metal-free magnets to power robots and guide medical implants

    Strong enough to move soft robots and medical capsules, weak enough to not ruin MRI images.

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  6. Better prosthetics: $3M to develop more natural robotic leg control

    An effort to create a control model that moves seamlessly between different activities like standing, walking and climbing stairs is renewed by the National Institutes of Health.

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  7. Clinicians could be fooled by biased AI, despite explanations

    Regulators pinned their hopes on clinicians being able to spot flaws in explanations of an AI model’s logic, but a study suggests this isn’t a safe approach.

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  8. Building Flint’s trust in its drinking water

    Even with lead service line replacement, the city’s water has issues that require public education.

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  9. Bioengineer and M.D. receives Packard Fellowship to study cellular memory

    The unique program awards $875k in flexible funding.

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  10. Tumor-destroying soundwaves receive FDA approval for liver treatment in humans

    Technique developed at the University of Michigan provides a non-invasive alternative to surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments for cancer.

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