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Mobile Apps for Eating Disorders in Development

Two mobile device apps are being developed focusing on behavioral factors related to eating that can lead to unhealthy outcomes. . . . → Read More: Mobile Apps for Eating Disorders in Development

Consortium to Speed, Expand Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials

A group of medical centers is establishing a network of clinical trial sites and processes for testing new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. . . . → Read More: Consortium to Speed, Expand Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials

Tobacco Plants Studied as Drug Bio-Factories

A university in Australia is joining a European research project to create new types of tobacco plants for producing pharmaceuticals. . . . → Read More: Tobacco Plants Studied as Drug Bio-Factories

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

Large-Scale Genome Editing Technology in Development

Two biotechnology companies are creating an automated process for delivering large, complex genetic cargoes into cells for genome editing. . . . → Read More: Large-Scale Genome Editing Technology in Development

Math Models to Predict Animal-Borne Disease Outbreaks

A team of ecologists and mathematicians is applying machine learning and statistical models to forecast outbreaks of zoonotic diseases, those spread to humans from animals. . . . → Read More: Math Models to Predict Animal-Borne Disease Outbreaks

Start-Up Formed to Develop Non-Opioid Pain Drugs

A new enterprise is being formed to develop non-addictive drugs for chronic pain that use different biochemical processes than opioid pain relievers. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Formed to Develop Non-Opioid Pain Drugs

Brown, Toy Maker Partner on Elder Assistance Robots

A collaboration between Brown University and toy maker Hasbro is developing robotic assistants for older people that build on Hasbro’s current line of robotic pets. . . . → Read More: Brown, Toy Maker Partner on Elder Assistance Robots

Fox Foundation, 23andMe in Large-Scale Parkinson’s Study

The Michael J. Fox Foundation and personal genetics company 23andMe are recruiting a large group of individuals with and without Parkinson’s disease to provide a more complete picture of the disorder. . . . → Read More: Fox Foundation, 23andMe in Large-Scale Parkinson’s Study

Phone-Based Lupus Home Test Kit in Development

A home test kit using smartphone imaging is being created by biomedical engineers to detect kidney inflammation caused by lupus, an autoimmune disorder. . . . → Read More: Phone-Based Lupus Home Test Kit in Development