Health care

This Rice University Professor Developed Cancer-Detection Technology

Rebecca Richards-Kortum has spent most of her 30-year career developing technology to help improve medical care in underserved communities worldwide. Among her achievements: She invented an inexpensive, battery-operated optical imaging system that can detect premalignant tissues—no biopsy required—to help prevent oral and cervical cancer. Richards-Kortum is a professor of bioengineering…
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Teen’s Pill-Tracking Device Attracts Interest From CVS Pharmacy

High school student Archishma Marrapu has made significant strides in the field of biomedical engineering. Her desire to use her technical skills to help others led her to develop low-cost innovations including an automated pill-tracking device that reminds patients to take their medications. Her Project Pill Tracker has caught the…
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