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Faster Process Devised for Targeted Antibodies

Researchers in the U.S. and U.K. designed techniques for quickly generating highly targeted antibodies in the lab, which can speed production of new vaccines and therapies. . . . → Read More: Faster Process Devised for Targeted Antibodies

Clinical Trial Begins for Liver Dialysis Device

A clinical trial is underway in Europe testing a device that works like dialysis to clear toxins from the blood associated with liver failure, where a transplant is often the only option. . . . → Read More: Clinical Trial Begins for Liver Dialysis Device

Robot Designed to Grow into Shapes, Spaces

Engineering researchers created a new type of robot that grows to extend its form into spaces like a vine, rather than move to different locations. . . . → Read More: Robot Designed to Grow into Shapes, Spaces

Start-Up Building Mobile Apps Combining DNA, Lifestyle

A new enterprise in California is creating smartphone apps that provide lifestyle advice based on DNA analysis and activity tracking. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Building Mobile Apps Combining DNA, Lifestyle

Start-Up Offering Precise Heart Rhythm Diagnostic

A one year-old company in New York City is developing a device that assesses the severity of heart rhythm problems to prescribe a more precise course of treatment. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Offering Precise Heart Rhythm Diagnostic

Plant-Based Diet Quality Key to Reducing Heart Disease

A review of health surveys going back to the 1980s reveals individuals consuming healthier plant-based diets are less likely to encounter heart disease than people eating less-healthy foods from plants or animals. . . . → Read More: Plant-Based Diet Quality Key to Reducing Heart Disease

FDA Grants Priority Review for Gene Therapy

A biotechnology company making gene therapies to treat rare diseases says the Food and Drug Administration granted an accelerated review for its treatment of an inherited eye disorder. . . . → Read More: FDA Grants Priority Review for Gene Therapy

Students Design Prototype Soft Artificial Heart

Two graduate students in materials science and engineering designed and tested an artificial heart made with soft plastics for eventual use as an implanted device. . . . → Read More: Students Design Prototype Soft Artificial Heart

Nanotech Treatment Studied for Brain Tumors

Medical researchers and engineers designed and tested in mice a way to deliver gene-silencing therapies in nanoscale particles to treat glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. . . . → Read More: Nanotech Treatment Studied for Brain Tumors

Lab-On-Chip Quickly Isolates, Captures Exosomes

Tests of a lab-on-a-chip system show the device can rapidly isolate and recover cellular carriers of biomarkers useful in detecting cancer and other diseases. . . . → Read More: Lab-On-Chip Quickly Isolates, Captures Exosomes