New capsule can orally deliver drugs that usually have to be injected

Could this be the beginning of the end of insulin injections?

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Many drugs, especially those made of proteins, cannot be taken orally because they are broken down in the gastrointestinal tract before they can take effect. One example is insulin, which patients with diabetes have to inject daily or even more frequently.

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Hypoxia researchers win 2019 Nobel Prize in Medicine

Three scientist friends, working separately, share the prestigious prize.

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  • Nobel recognizes breakthrough insights into cell's perception and response to changes in oxygen levels.
  • Too title oxygen is a problem. Also too much.
  • Their research unveiled a genuine "textbook discovery."
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AI bests humans in medical diagnosis

Artificial intelligence has proven equal and even better than humans in making some diagnoses.

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  • A review of studies found that AI is at least equal to human healthcare workers in making diagnoses.
  • The conclusion applies to cases where AI looked at images.
  • More real-world tests are necessary to further develop artificial intelligence in medicine.
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Detecting patients’ pain levels via their brain signals

The system could help with diagnosing and treating patients that cannot communicate.

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Researchers from MIT and elsewhere have developed a system that measures a patient's pain level by analyzing brain activity from a portable neuroimaging device.

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How can doctors tell if you wake up during surgery?

Researchers are only just beginning to really understand anaesthesia awareness.

Waking up during surgery – it's terrifying to think about. But it does happen.

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