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Company Launches to Discover Gut-Brain Therapies

A California Institute of Technology biologist is starting a new enterprise to discover treatments for neurological disorders through pathways originating in the gut. . . . → Read More: Company Launches to Discover Gut-Brain Therapies

Small Business Grant Funding Retractable Flood Walls

A University at Buffalo graduate student in engineering took an idea for space-efficient flood control walls to protect waterfront properties, and started a company to take the idea to market. . . . → Read More: Small Business Grant Funding Retractable Flood Walls

Regeneron, Children’s National Partner on Rare Diseases

Regeneron Genetics Center and Children’s National Health System have begun studying thousands of genetic profiles to better understand the causes of rare and undiagnosed disorders. . . . → Read More: Regeneron, Children’s National Partner on Rare Diseases

Biodegradable Capsule Designed for Hemophilia Drug

A chemical engineering group designed a capsule to deliver blood coagulating proteins for people with hemophilia B who now require injections or infusions. . . . → Read More: Biodegradable Capsule Designed for Hemophilia Drug

Liquid Biopsy Better Detects Lung Cancer Mutations

Tests of blood and urine from patients with a common form of lung cancer show these liquid biopsies more accurately identified cancer-causing mutations than traditional tissue sample biopsies. . . . → Read More: Liquid Biopsy Better Detects Lung Cancer Mutations

Another Thanksgiving Tradition

24 November 2015. Today begins Thanksgiving weekend in the United States, a day of family gatherings, feasting, football, and (for some) shopping. Last year was also the 50th anniversary of the counterculture anthem for Thanksgiving, Arlo Guthrie’s Alice’s Restaurant, a song about Thanksgiving and a lot more. And as we did last year, here’s Arlo . . . → Read More: Another Thanksgiving Tradition

Nylon Fibers Given Muscle-Like Bending Properties

Research engineers at MIT designed a process that gives ordinary nylon fibers the ability to bend and flex like artificial muscles. . . . → Read More: Nylon Fibers Given Muscle-Like Bending Properties

Engineered T-Cell Trial Halted After Participant Dies

A clinical trial testing treatments that modify immune system cells to fight leukemia in adults was stopped after one of the patients died from inflammation in the brain. . . . → Read More: Engineered T-Cell Trial Halted After Participant Dies

Partnership Assessing Nerve Stimulation Bleeding Device

The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and Global Good Fund are evaluating an electronic device that stimulates nerves to stop bleeding, as a way to control postpartum hemorrhage . . . → Read More: Partnership Assessing Nerve Stimulation Bleeding Device

Targeted Leukemia Drugs Sharply Raising Costs of Care

Drugs directly attacking cancer cell growth show high remission rates with a common form of leukemia, but a new study suggests the high costs of these drugs could impose difficult economic burdens on patients and the health care system. . . . → Read More: Targeted Leukemia Drugs Sharply Raising Costs of Care