Hope for pancreatic cancer outcomes | Telehealth drones

  • ST. LOUIS, MO—In other news from Washington University—You don’t have to be an all-star pitcher to suffer a rotator cuff tear. In fact, this is the most common type of tendon injury in adults. Unfortunately, surgery to repair such injuries have a high failure rate. Researchers at the Genin lab have looked more closely at how tendon and bone attach in the shoulder joint, uncovering engineering strategies for attaching dissimilar materials.
  • CINCINNATI, OH—A team at the University of Cincinnati is building a telehealth drone that will be able to maneuver through a front door and into a patient’s living room carrying a tablet or smart phone. Patients would then connect with a doctor for a telehealth appointment and access a special medical kit attached to the drone so they can measure and transmit health information.