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Laser-Produced Graphene Kills Resistant Bacteria

A materials science and engineering team found a form of graphene produced by lasers can kill films of bacteria resistant to treatment, aided by a weak electric current. . . . → Read More: Laser-Produced Graphene Kills Resistant Bacteria

Trial Begins of Freeze-Dried Blood Plasma

A clinical trial is underway testing the safety and practicality of using a person’s own freeze-dried blood plasma for transfusions, substituting for frozen or liquid plasma. . . . → Read More: Trial Begins of Freeze-Dried Blood Plasma

Personalized Drug Delivery System Demonstrated

Biomedical engineers developed and demonstrated in lab animals a closed-loop system that monitors and controls delivery of drugs to meet an individual’s personalized needs. . . . → Read More: Personalized Drug Delivery System Demonstrated

Univ. Spin-Off Creating Baby Brain Development Food

A start-up enterprise spun-off from the Duke-NUS medical school in Singapore is licensing research for a new food product for mothers to help a baby’s cognitive development. . . . → Read More: Univ. Spin-Off Creating Baby Brain Development Food

Synthetic Retina Developed with Natural Materials

A chemistry lab in the U.K. developed a synthetic retina made of natural materials resembling human tissue that in lab tests detects static, moving, and grey-scale images. . . . → Read More: Synthetic Retina Developed with Natural Materials

$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