Ostomies and Bladder Cancer

If you have bladder cancer, some medical jargon may feel confusing. Many medical terms sound similar but have different meanings. This is the case with words you may have heard that end in “ostomy,” including urostomy, colostomy, and ileostomy. Put simply, an abdominal ostomy is a surgical opening made in the belly skin. Surgeons may […]

Using AI to Predict New Coronavirus Variants

A world awash in waves of novel coronavirus variants is left to react to each new emergence. Will this one be as deadly as delta? As transmissible as omicron? Imagine if we could get ahead of the curve and predict the next one. That’s the goal of a new $3.7 million research grant led by […]

Wastewater Health Signals

Flush. We all do it. Out of sight, out of mind. Or is it? Believe it or not, the human-deposited contents that disappear down a toilet bowl contain valuable health data. Researchers can harvest insights from wastewater pertaining to the health of an entire city, or they can zero in on a neighborhood or even […]