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FDA Reviewers Found Accepting Industry Payments After Drug Approvals

Pills and dollars

A new report finds a large percentage of panel members that review drug applications for the Food and Drug Administration accept payments and other rewards from companies after their drugs are approved. . . . → Read More: FDA Reviewers Found Accepting Industry Payments After Drug Approvals

Pharmacy Lab, Space Company Partner on Plant Microgravity Study

CubeLabs

A university pharmacy lab and spin-off company building cargoes for space travel plan to test various plants in microgravity on their ability to produce therapeutic compounds. . . . → Read More: Pharmacy Lab, Space Company Partner on Plant Microgravity Study

Pet Health Ingredients Shown Effective Against Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Baby with microcephaly

Researchers in the U.S. and the Netherlands found ingredients in over-the-counter products to control fleas and ticks in house pets can also help prevent infectious diseases in humans spread by mosquitoes. . . . → Read More: Pet Health Ingredients Shown Effective Against Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Coalition to Fight Surgical Implant Infections

Brown dragonly

Researchers in Australia from academic, not-for-profit, and business labs are investigating a solution for infections that form on orthopedic implants, based on the structure of a dragonfly’s wing. . . . → Read More: Coalition to Fight Surgical Implant Infections

Inexpensive Blood Test Technique Devised for Hepatitis-B

Hepatitis-B screening

An international research team developed a simple blood testing process to diagnose hepatitis-B at a small fraction of the cost as current methods. . . . → Read More: Inexpensive Blood Test Technique Devised for Hepatitis-B

University Tissue, Cell Fabrication Lab Set to Open

3-D bioprinter

A laboratory for producing new types of biomaterials is scheduled to open next year on the University of Illinois campus in Urbana. . . . → Read More: University Tissue, Cell Fabrication Lab Set to Open

Bloodless Glucose Monitoring Technology in Development

Blood glucose meter

An engineering lab in Canada is developing a system that adapts radar technology to measure blood glucose levels, to eventually replace the blood drop samples now used by people with diabetes. . . . → Read More: Bloodless Glucose Monitoring Technology in Development

NIH Grant Funds New Spinal Cord Injury Treatment

Spine

A biotechnology company developing regenerative therapies for neurological disorders is receiving a Small Business Innovation Research grant to advance an experimental treatment for spinal cord injury. . . . → Read More: NIH Grant Funds New Spinal Cord Injury Treatment

Robotics, A.I. Employed for Personal Autism Therapy

Nao robot

An engineering lab at MIT developed techniques for combining robotics with deep learning, a form of artificial intelligence, to personalize autism therapy. . . . → Read More: Robotics, A.I. Employed for Personal Autism Therapy

Engineered Polio Virus Tested as Brain Cancer Treatment

Brain tumor graphic

Results of a clinical trial show a genetically engineered polio virus helps more people with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, survive for longer periods. . . . → Read More: Engineered Polio Virus Tested as Brain Cancer Treatment