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$175K Challenge Seeks New Antimicrobial Preservatives

A new challenge competition on InnoCentive is seeking development of new types of preservatives for personal care and other household products. . . . → Read More: $175K Challenge Seeks New Antimicrobial Preservatives

Corn, Shellfish Ingredients Enable DNA Vaccine Pills

Biomaterials researchers discovered substances from corn and shellfish can package genetic material to pass through the digestive system, making possible vaccines as pills rather than injections. . . . → Read More: Corn, Shellfish Ingredients Enable DNA Vaccine Pills

NIH Funds Drug-Resistant Malaria Therapy Trial

An agency of National Institutes of Health is funding a clinical trial of a new malaria drug engineered to overcome resistance developed to earlier treatments. . . . → Read More: NIH Funds Drug-Resistant Malaria Therapy Trial

Diet Enhancing Gut Microbes Shown to Slow Type 1 Diabetes

A diet that produces certain short-chain fatty acids in the gut is shown in lab mice to support the immune system and slow the onset of type 1 diabetes. . . . → Read More: Diet Enhancing Gut Microbes Shown to Slow Type 1 Diabetes

T-Cell Therapy Trial Begins for Autoimmune Diseases

A biotechnology company began testing on humans an experimental drug to increase healthy T-cells in the immune system for people with autoimmune disorders. . . . → Read More: T-Cell Therapy Trial Begins for Autoimmune Diseases

Challenge Seeks GI Tract Drug Delivery in Animals

A new challenge offered through InnoCentive is aiming for solutions to protect biological drugs delivered into the gastrointestinal, or GI, tract of animals. . . . → Read More: Challenge Seeks GI Tract Drug Delivery in Animals

Simpler Method Devised to Produce Malaria Drug

A biochemistry group in the U.K. developed simpler and potentially more efficient techniques for producing a first-line drug for treating malaria. . . . → Read More: Simpler Method Devised to Produce Malaria Drug

Univ. Spin-Off Develops Head Impact Sports Sensor

Two chemistry faculty in Michigan developed a simple sensor that measures the force and shows the location of head impacts in contact sports, and started a company to develop the product. . . . → Read More: Univ. Spin-Off Develops Head Impact Sports Sensor

Trial Shows Bioactive Glass Stops Bone Infections

Grafts of glass-based substitute material were shown in a clinical trial to stop bacterial bone infections from osteomyelitis, in most cases without additional antibiotics. . . . → Read More: Trial Shows Bioactive Glass Stops Bone Infections

Nanotech Gel Designed to Treat Snake Bites

A team from University of California in Irvine developed a snake bite treatment that in lab tests stops venom more effectively and at lower cost than current antidotes. . . . → Read More: Nanotech Gel Designed to Treat Snake Bites