>> Snack food recipes could be changing
>> AI for better brain surgery
>> Clues from space about Earth’s habitable nature
The Med & Mic™ 10.12.23
MED NEWS blog post from Dr. Maria ON Speaking, LLC
California Bans Additives
California is the first state to ban brominated vegetable oil, potassium bromate, propylparaben, and red dye 3 – additives that have been linked to cancer, respiratory problems, and nervous system and reproductive ailments. The additives are used to make candy, fruit juices, cookies, and other foods. The new law doesn’t take effect until 2027 to allow companies to adjust their recipes. (Source: NPR, J. Hernandez, 10.10.23)
AI Analysis During Brain Surgery Can Help Identify Tumors
Researchers in the Netherlands have created an artificial intelligence tool to identify brain tumor types within 20 to 40 minutes, allowing surgeons to make quick adjustments during surgery for aggressive cancers. Ordinarily, tumor typing could take a week after tissue is examined by pathologists. The AI algorithm uses a real-time DNA reading technology, derived from patient tumor samples stored in biobanks. (Source: Tech Explorist, P. Banik, 10.12.23)
Asteroid Samples Reveal Water Clues
Samples from the surface of an asteroid near Earth contain carbon and water. The findings announced by NASA hint at the origin of water on Earth. The rock and soil samples are the largest collection of material gathered from space rock to date. International space scientists will be studying the samples, as well, and some portions will be loaned to the Smithsonian, Space Center Houston, and the University of Arizona for public display. (NBC News, D. Chow, 10.11.23)
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