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Emergency Sealant Gel Developed for Eye Injuries

A medical engineering team created a gel material that safely closes injured eye tissue until surgical treatments can be given. . . . → Read More: Emergency Sealant Gel Developed for Eye Injuries

Marine Animal Venom Studied for Pain Drugs

A medical research team is investigating the chemistry in venom from snail-like marine animals to discover natural alternative drugs for pain. . . . → Read More: Marine Animal Venom Studied for Pain Drugs

Engineered Viruses Studied to Improve Plant Traits.

A research study funded by the U.S. Department of Defense is investigating genetic alterations of plant viruses for delivery of genes to quickly protect corn crops against threats like pests and drought. . . . → Read More: Engineered Viruses Studied to Improve Plant Traits.

Darpa Funding Research on Brain-Digital Implants

The advanced research agency in Department of Defense is supporting six new projects on neural devices that connect the brain to digital technologies to restore sensory functions. . . . → Read More: Darpa Funding Research on Brain-Digital Implants

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

Software Aims to Boost Lab Results Reproducibility

A software package that claims to tackle a growing problem of the failure to reproduce results of scientific research, is being field tested in an academic lab. . . . → Read More: Software Aims to Boost Lab Results Reproducibility

DoD Grant Funds Exosome Manufacturing Process

A biotechnology company is receiving a Department of Defense grant to develop a commercial-scale manufacturing process for exosomes, tiny bubbles that deliver drugs to cells in the body. . . . → Read More: DoD Grant Funds Exosome Manufacturing Process

Grant for Research on Drugs to Improve Tissue Transplants

(skeeze, Pixabay)

27 June 2016. Department of Defense is funding research on new drugs that aim to improve the quality of tissue and limbs for transplants donated from people whose brains stop working. DoD awarded the grant of nearly $1 million to the Institute for Transformative Molecular Medicine at Case Western Reserve University School . . . → Read More: Grant for Research on Drugs to Improve Tissue Transplants

On-Demand Pharma Manufacturing System Developed

Continuous-flow drug manufacturing system (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

1 April 2016. Chemical engineers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology created a compact manufacturing system that produces small quantities of pharmaceuticals as needed. The system developed in the MIT labs of Alan Myerson, Klavs Jensen, and Timothy Jamison is described in the 31 March issue of . . . → Read More: On-Demand Pharma Manufacturing System Developed

What it Takes to Innovate in the Old Economy

Richard van Atta (A. Kotok)

12 February 2016. Innovation is important throughout the modern economy, particularly in established industries that may lack the excitement of hot new sectors like biotechnology. A panel at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS 2016 annual meeting today (12 February) in Washington, D.C. examined ways . . . → Read More: What it Takes to Innovate in the Old Economy