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Online Game Harnessed to Combat Foodborne Toxins

A consortium of companies and university labs is recruiting participants in an online computer game to design synthetic proteins to neutralize a toxin that contaminates food crops. . . . → Read More: Online Game Harnessed to Combat Foodborne Toxins

Gas-Jet Printing Process Developed for Medications

A team of material scientists and biomedical engineers designed techniques for producing pharmaceuticals on demand by printing drugs as thin films. . . . → Read More: Gas-Jet Printing Process Developed for Medications

Drug Delivery Technology Licensed in $2B Deals

The biotechnology company Halozyme Therapeutics Inc. is licensing its technology for making infusion drugs deliverable with injections to two more drug makers. . . . → Read More: Drug Delivery Technology Licensed in $2B Deals

Synthetic DNA Start-Up Raises $13M in Early Funds

A company producing synthesized DNA for medical and other biotechnology applications is raising €11 million ($US 13 million) in its first venture funding round. . . . → Read More: Synthetic DNA Start-Up Raises $13M in Early Funds

Risks of E-Cigarette Use, Ingredients Highlighted

Several sessions at a scientific meeting on respiratory diseases report on effects of electronic cigarettes on people’s health, including those who also smoke conventional cigarettes. . . . → Read More: Risks of E-Cigarette Use, Ingredients Highlighted

Clinical Trial Okayed for Parkinson’s Drug Implant

A maker of implants for long-term release of drugs to treat chronic diseases says the Food and Drug Administration approved a clinical trial to test its implant for Parkinson’s disease. . . . → Read More: Clinical Trial Okayed for Parkinson’s Drug Implant

Vaccines in Development for Opioid Combinations

Researchers studying the immune system as a weapon against opioid addiction say they can develop vaccines that block combinations of opioids, like those sold on the street. . . . → Read More: Vaccines in Development for Opioid Combinations

3-D Printing Process Developed for Living Tissue

Researchers in the U.K. devised 3-D printing techniques for human and animal cells to produce functioning tissue with multiple types of cells. . . . → Read More: 3-D Printing Process Developed for Living Tissue

Injectable Patch Designed to Repair Heart Tissue

An injectable soft mesh patch seeded with cardiac cells is shown to fix damaged heart tissue in tests with lab animals, as an alternative to open-heart surgery. . . . → Read More: Injectable Patch Designed to Repair Heart Tissue

Tough Ingested Hydrogels Designed for Long-Term Drugs

A medical engineering team developed and tested in animals a new water-based polymer material to deliver drugs for long-term release in the stomach. . . . → Read More: Tough Ingested Hydrogels Designed for Long-Term Drugs