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Nanoparticles Built to Detect, Measure Peanut Allergy

A chemical engineering team developed a system with nanoscale particles to better detect and diagnose the severity of peanut allergies. . . . → Read More: Nanoparticles Built to Detect, Measure Peanut Allergy

Noninvasive Prenatal Testing is a Safe Way to Screen for Genetic Abnormalities

Noninvasive prenatal testing is a way for parents to screen their unborn child for a variety of chromosomal anomalies. . . . → Read More: Noninvasive Prenatal Testing is a Safe Way to Screen for Genetic Abnormalities

Preclinical Data Show Promise for Diabetic Eye Drug

Early evidence shows a drug designed as eye drops to treat diabetic macular edema, an eye disease in people with diabetes, permeates the entire eye, including the retina. . . . → Read More: Preclinical Data Show Promise for Diabetic Eye Drug

Immune Disease Start-Up Raises $28M in Early Funds

A new company founded to develop treatments for diseases caused by problems with the immune system is raising $28.4 million in its first round of financing. . . . → Read More: Immune Disease Start-Up Raises $28M in Early Funds

Algorithm Quickly Customizes Walking Exoskeleton

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh wrote and tested an algorithm for exoskeletons that customize the devices to a person’s walking pattern in about an hour. . . . → Read More: Algorithm Quickly Customizes Walking Exoskeleton

Long-Acting Drug Blocks Opioid Effects, Withdrawal

Findings from a clinical trial show a formulation of the drug buprenorphine given once a week blocks effects of subsequent opioid exposure and withdrawal symptoms. . . . → Read More: Long-Acting Drug Blocks Opioid Effects, Withdrawal

Computer-Designed Antibodies Target Alzheimer’s Proteins

Researchers in Europe designed antibodies, like those in the immune system, to attack protein deposits in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease. . . . → Read More: Computer-Designed Antibodies Target Alzheimer’s Proteins

Commercial-Scale Flu Vaccine Produced in Cell Cultures

A vaccine developer says it produced large quantities of a current influenza vaccine for distribution to clinics and hospitals, grown in animal cell cultures rather than eggs. . . . → Read More: Commercial-Scale Flu Vaccine Produced in Cell Cultures

Organ Chips to be Studied on Space Station

A range of biological functions will be assessed with model organs on plastic chips in a series of experiments on the International Space Station. . . . → Read More: Organ Chips to be Studied on Space Station

FDA Approves Skin Infection Drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug that treats serious bacterial skin infections, including those often resistant to current antibiotics. . . . → Read More: FDA Approves Skin Infection Drug