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Small Business Grant Funds Blood-Brain Barrier Model

A spin-off company from University of Washington is developing a chip device emulating the blood-brain barrier that prevents many drugs from treating neurological disorders. . . . → Read More: Small Business Grant Funds Blood-Brain Barrier Model

Trial Underway Testing New ALS Treatment

Patients in a clinical trial testing a treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, began receiving their first doses administered by the study team. . . . → Read More: Trial Underway Testing New ALS Treatment

System Designed to Monitor Bee Colony Health Buzz

A system being developed by a Canadian graduate student monitors the health of bee colonies by analyzing the sounds they make in the hive. . . . → Read More: System Designed to Monitor Bee Colony Health Buzz

Synthetic Beating Heart Repair Tissue Being Developed

A bioengineering team is developing a synthetic patch that contracts and sends electrical signals to repair heart muscle tissue after a heart attack. . . . → Read More: Synthetic Beating Heart Repair Tissue Being Developed

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.

Calif. Agency Supporting Late Stem Cell Trial for ALS

California’s agency supporting stem cell research for regenerative medicine is helping fund a clinical trial testing stem cell treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. . . . → Read More: Calif. Agency Supporting Late Stem Cell Trial for ALS

Grant Funding Automated Genome Editing System

A consortium of companies and university in the U.K. and U.S. are developing an automated desktop genome editing system using the emerging Crispr technique. . . . → Read More: Grant Funding Automated Genome Editing System

Immigration Crackdown “a Disaster” for U.S. Science

A panel of research executives from American universities said the current hostility to immigration in the U.S. is causing fear among many researchers and could have a serious impact on science. . . . → Read More: Immigration Crackdown “a Disaster” for U.S. Science

NIH Supporting App That Helps Opioid Therapies

A company making game-style mobile apps to help therapies for opioid and other substance abuse is receiving R&D support from National Institutes of Health. . . . → Read More: NIH Supporting App That Helps Opioid Therapies

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