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Gates Grant Funds A.I. for Malaria Drug Discovery

Giving anti-malaria drugs

An award from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is supporting research by a digital drug discovery company and university lab into use of artificial intelligence to find new drugs for treating malaria. . . . → Read More: Gates Grant Funds A.I. for Malaria Drug Discovery

Virtual Reality Harnessed for Stroke Rehab

Peii Chen

A rehabilitation research foundation and company specializing in immersive technologies are applying virtual reality to help treat spacial neglect, a common cognitive disability associated with stroke. . . . → Read More: Virtual Reality Harnessed for Stroke Rehab

Students Write App to Operate, Enhance Exoskeleton

Operating Mobile Maestro

A group of computer science students at Michigan State University designed a smartphone app to operate a robotic-arm exoskeleton for individuals with disabilities. . . . → Read More: Students Write App to Operate, Enhance Exoskeleton

Trial Testing Nerve Stimulation for Stroke Rehab

Device and vagus nerve position

A clinical trial is recruiting participants to test an implanted device that electronically stimulates a key nerve pathway for restoring use of a person’s arm after suffering a stroke. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Nerve Stimulation for Stroke Rehab

Cellectis, Wyss Inst. Partner on Recoding Human Genome

DNA puzzle

A bioengineering center at Harvard University and a biotechnology company are creating a process for genetically editing human cell lines to produce virus-resistant synthetic proteins for research and therapies. . . . → Read More: Cellectis, Wyss Inst. Partner on Recoding Human Genome

Grant Funds A.I. Cognitive Change Rehab Study

Hands of older person

A start-up company developing an app-based monitor with artificial intelligence for tracking cognitive change in older adults is taking part in a study testing the program with a chain of rehabilitation clinics. . . . → Read More: Grant Funds A.I. Cognitive Change Rehab Study

Platform to Integrate Robotics, Synthetic Biology, A.I.

Microbes

Two companies are developing a new model for a cloud-based platform that makes possible automated collaborative research with artificial intelligence in synthetic biology. . . . → Read More: Platform to Integrate Robotics, Synthetic Biology, A.I.

Trial to Test Mobile App for Kidney Disease Screening

Dip.io test kit

A clinical trial will soon get under way that tests whether a smartphone app can easily and accurately screen for chronic kidney disease among people with high blood pressure. . . . → Read More: Trial to Test Mobile App for Kidney Disease Screening

Advanced Wireless Research Platforms in Development

Test networks for advanced research on wireless technology are being established in Utah and New York by an academic-industry consortium coordinated by National Science Foundation. . . . → Read More: Advanced Wireless Research Platforms in Development

Lilly, Cell Implants Start-Up Partner on Diabetes

Eli Lilly and Company is licensing a technology for implanting pancreatic beta cells in people with type 1 diabetes, from Sigilon Therapeutics Inc., an enterprise making implants of live cells to treat chronic diseases. . . . → Read More: Lilly, Cell Implants Start-Up Partner on Diabetes