OSU’s $647M medical Innovation District | AI and mammography
- COLUMBUS, OH—The Ohio State University has dubbed it simply the Innovation District, but 270 acres of its West Campus will soon become the site of the creation of high-tech solutions for medical challenges such as cancer treatments and gene therapies. Ohio State is expected to invest about $647 million initially for the project and infrastructure, which is in the first phase.
- DURHAM, NC—A Duke University research team has trained AI to detect and evaluate lesions in mammographies, like an actual radiologist would. The platform’s algorithm could be used in training as well as helping doctors in sparsely populated regions worldwide.
- ST. LOUIS, MO—The Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (WUSM) is taking part in an international study aimed at identifying causes and effects of the early stages of schizophrenia in young people, with the goal of improving early diagnosis and treatment. The $65 million effort brings together WUSM, the NIH, the Food and Drug Administration, and a number of other nonprofit and private universities.
- COLUMBIA, MO—Due to a shortage of human organs being donated for transplant, scientists have been researching how to use animal organs instead. Technology pioneered at the University of Missouri made pig-to-human organ transplants possible. The tech demonstrated how to remove a molecule on the surface of a pig’s cell, showing it’s possible to develop bioluminescence in pigs.