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Grid Computing Harnessed for Childhood Cancer Research

An international consortium is seeking crowdsourced computing power to screen drug candidates for treating a number of cancers affecting children. . . . → Read More: Grid Computing Harnessed for Childhood Cancer Research

Low-Cost Skin Hydration Sensor and Systems Designed

Engineers at North Carolina State University in Raleigh developed a hydration sensor worn on the skin and built into two low-cost prototype wearable systems. . . . → Read More: Low-Cost Skin Hydration Sensor and Systems Designed

Smart Watch Software Designed to Verify Signatures

Engineering researchers in Israel created software that enables smart watches and fitness bands to capture wrist movements for verifying a person’s signature. . . . → Read More: Smart Watch Software Designed to Verify Signatures

Novo Nordisk to Open Oxford Diabetes Research Center

The pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk will build a research center to study type 2 diabetes on the campus of University of Oxford in the U.K. . . . → Read More: Novo Nordisk to Open Oxford Diabetes Research Center

Science Org. CEO: Trump Order “Contrary to Science”

The chief executive officer of the world’s largest general science organization called the Trump administration’s order detaining travelers from Muslim countries to the U.S., including scientists and students, “contrary to the spirit of science.” . . . → Read More: Science Org. CEO: Trump Order “Contrary to Science”

Immunotherapy Biotech Raises $102 Million in IPO

A biotechnology company developing treatments for solid tumors, harnessing the body’s immune system, for cancer patients most likely to respond is raising $102 million in its initial public stock offering. . . . → Read More: Immunotherapy Biotech Raises $102 Million in IPO

Simpler Lab Cell Production Techniques Devised

A process is being developed that makes it easier to produce healthy and diseased cells in the lab from human specimens for regenerative medicine and research. . . . → Read More: Simpler Lab Cell Production Techniques Devised

Self-Adjusting Lenses Designed for Eyeglasses

An engineering lab at University of Utah developed a system with eyeglass lenses that automatically adjust to the focus of the wearer, to replace bifocals and reading glasses. . . . → Read More: Self-Adjusting Lenses Designed for Eyeglasses

Trial Planned to Evaluate CTE Blood Test

A clinical trial is planned of a blood test to detect an indicator of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. or CTE. a neurodegenerative disease associated with collision sports. . . . → Read More: Trial Planned to Evaluate CTE Blood Test

Allergy Immunotherapy Firm Raises $2M in Early Funds

A biotechnology company in Finland developing an allergy vaccine that harnesses the immune system is raising €1.85 million ($US 2 million) in its first venture funding round. . . . → Read More: Allergy Immunotherapy Firm Raises $2M in Early Funds