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Start-Up Applying Artificial Intelligence to New Drug Uses

A new enterprise is being formed to apply artificial intelligence to connect drugs in development to treatments for rare diseases and other unmet medical needs. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Applying Artificial Intelligence to New Drug Uses

Students Design Prototype Soft Artificial Heart

Two graduate students in materials science and engineering designed and tested an artificial heart made with soft plastics for eventual use as an implanted device. . . . → Read More: Students Design Prototype Soft Artificial Heart

Report: Long, Complex Effort Needed to Stem Opioid Abuse

A report released today says years of coordinated public health efforts are needed at all levels to contain and reverse the current opioid abuse epidemic. . . . → Read More: Report: Long, Complex Effort Needed to Stem Opioid Abuse

Nanotech Treatment Studied for Brain Tumors

Medical researchers and engineers designed and tested in mice a way to deliver gene-silencing therapies in nanoscale particles to treat glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. . . . → Read More: Nanotech Treatment Studied for Brain Tumors

Immigration Crackdown “a Disaster” for U.S. Science

A panel of research executives from American universities said the current hostility to immigration in the U.S. is causing fear among many researchers and could have a serious impact on science. . . . → Read More: Immigration Crackdown “a Disaster” for U.S. Science

Lab-On-Chip Quickly Isolates, Captures Exosomes

Tests of a lab-on-a-chip system show the device can rapidly isolate and recover cellular carriers of biomarkers useful in detecting cancer and other diseases. . . . → Read More: Lab-On-Chip Quickly Isolates, Captures Exosomes

NIH Supporting App That Helps Opioid Therapies

A company making game-style mobile apps to help therapies for opioid and other substance abuse is receiving R&D support from National Institutes of Health. . . . → Read More: NIH Supporting App That Helps Opioid Therapies

Smartphone Data Reveal Physical Activity Worldwide

A data science team tapped into smartphones of more than 717,000 people worldwide to capture the number of steps they take each day as an indicator of physical activity. . . . → Read More: Smartphone Data Reveal Physical Activity Worldwide

Darpa Funding Research on Brain-Digital Implants

The advanced research agency in Department of Defense is supporting six new projects on neural devices that connect the brain to digital technologies to restore sensory functions. . . . → Read More: Darpa Funding Research on Brain-Digital Implants

Broad Institute in Crispr Licensing Program

One of the key inventors of a genome editing technique known as Crispr is joining a program that promises to ease licensing of its patents for the technology. . . . → Read More: Broad Institute in Crispr Licensing Program