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Peptide Immunotherapy Shown Safe for Type 1 Diabetes

In an early clinical trial, researchers in the U.K. show treatments with peptides, fragments of proteins, are safe and can slow the progression of type 1 diabetes. . . . → Read More: Peptide Immunotherapy Shown Safe for Type 1 Diabetes

University Spins Off Educational Robot Start-Up

A start-up enterprise spun-off from Harvard University is developing a learning system with robotics to teach computer coding to students. . . . → Read More: University Spins Off Educational Robot Start-Up

Trial Underway Testing New ALS Treatment

Patients in a clinical trial testing a treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, began receiving their first doses administered by the study team. . . . → Read More: Trial Underway Testing New ALS Treatment

Chip-Phone System Detects Disease Biomarkers

A biomedical engineering team created a chip device attached to a smartphone that detects indicators of disease in blood faster than today’s more expensive lab tests. . . . → Read More: Chip-Phone System Detects Disease Biomarkers

System Designed to Monitor Bee Colony Health Buzz

A system being developed by a Canadian graduate student monitors the health of bee colonies by analyzing the sounds they make in the hive. . . . → Read More: System Designed to Monitor Bee Colony Health Buzz

Migraine Treatment Shown Effective in Late Trial

Results of a clinical trial show a single dose of new drug relieved migraine pain among more people with the condition, compared to a placebo. . . . → Read More: Migraine Treatment Shown Effective in Late Trial

Gene-Edited Skin Grafts Shown to Control Glucose Levels

Skin grafts derived from genetically edited stem cells were shown in tests with lab mice to reduce glucose levels and weight gain that result from a high-fat diet. . . . → Read More: Gene-Edited Skin Grafts Shown to Control Glucose Levels

Synthetic Beating Heart Repair Tissue Being Developed

A bioengineering team is developing a synthetic patch that contracts and sends electrical signals to repair heart muscle tissue after a heart attack. . . . → Read More: Synthetic Beating Heart Repair Tissue Being Developed

Nerve Stimulation Shown to Relieve TBI Symptoms

Stimulation of a main cranial nerve is shown in tests with lab rodents to relieve additional symptoms and complications in severe traumatic brain injuries. . . . → Read More: Nerve Stimulation Shown to Relieve TBI Symptoms

Engineered Viruses Studied to Improve Plant Traits.

A research study funded by the U.S. Department of Defense is investigating genetic alterations of plant viruses for delivery of genes to quickly protect corn crops against threats like pests and drought. . . . → Read More: Engineered Viruses Studied to Improve Plant Traits.