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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

Simple, Inexpensive Pathogen Detector Developed

A simple and inexpensive detection device is being created to find disease-causing microbes in samples of food, water, and human specimens. . . . → Read More: Simple, Inexpensive Pathogen Detector Developed

Undergrad Research Leads to Probiotic Beer

An undergraduate’s research project in Singapore led to the invention of a new type of beer having live bacteria associated with improving gut health. . . . → Read More: Undergrad Research Leads to Probiotic Beer

Nanoparticles Built to Detect, Measure Peanut Allergy

A chemical engineering team developed a system with nanoscale particles to better detect and diagnose the severity of peanut allergies. . . . → Read More: Nanoparticles Built to Detect, Measure Peanut Allergy

Long-Acting Drug Blocks Opioid Effects, Withdrawal

Findings from a clinical trial show a formulation of the drug buprenorphine given once a week blocks effects of subsequent opioid exposure and withdrawal symptoms. . . . → Read More: Long-Acting Drug Blocks Opioid Effects, Withdrawal

Bacteria Engineered to Act as Long-Term Gut Sensors

A bioengineering team developed a synthetic form of bacteria that live in the gut, and detect inflammation in lab mice for 6 months. . . . → Read More: Bacteria Engineered to Act as Long-Term Gut Sensors

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