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Solar Cells Shown Feasible to Power Medical Implants

Biomedical engineers in Switzerland built and field-tested small solar cells that generated enough energy for implanted medical devices like heart pacemakers. . . . → Read More: Solar Cells Shown Feasible to Power Medical Implants

Trial to Test Stem Cells for Treating Heart Failure

A clinical trial testing a treatment for heart failure using a patient’s own bone marrow stem cells is recruiting participants at the first two study sites. . . . → Read More: Trial to Test Stem Cells for Treating Heart Failure

Genetic Tests, Elec. Health Records Show Hidden Disease

A program that connects mass genetic screening to electronic health records shows a segment of the population tested has an undiagnosed blood disorder causing high cholesterol levels. . . . → Read More: Genetic Tests, Elec. Health Records Show Hidden Disease

Trial to Explore Microbiome Therapy for Hypertension

A clinical trial is set to begin that tests live bacteria as a treatment for hypertension, or high blood pressure, a condition affecting 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. . . . → Read More: Trial to Explore Microbiome Therapy for Hypertension

Project to Design Hybrid Stroke Imaging Technology

An alliance of academic and industry researchers in Europe is developing a single imaging device that can save valuable time in diagnosing a stroke. . . . → Read More: Project to Design Hybrid Stroke Imaging Technology

Stem Cell Therapy Company Formed, Staked to $225M

A pharmaceutical company and health care venture investor are forming BlueRock Therapeutics, a biotechnology enterprise to design regenerative medicine treatments with stem cells. . . . → Read More: Stem Cell Therapy Company Formed, Staked to $225M

Start-Up Reprogramming Stem Cells to Treat Heart Failure

A new enterprise, spun-off from the Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco, plans to regenerate heart muscle from other cells to treat heart failure. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Reprogramming Stem Cells to Treat Heart Failure

Algae Feed Proposed to Enrich Farm Salmon Fatty Acids

A developer of feeds for farmed salmon says its algae-based feed supplements could arrest the sharp decline in omega-3 fatty acids discovered in a recent study. . . . → Read More: Algae Feed Proposed to Enrich Farm Salmon Fatty Acids

Antibody Leads to Sharp Triglyceride, Cholesterol Drop

An experimental synthetic antibody was shown in a clinical trial to markedly reduce triglycerides and the types of cholesterol that contribute to heart disease. . . . → Read More: Antibody Leads to Sharp Triglyceride, Cholesterol Drop

3-D Printing Creates Heart-on-Chip with Sensors

Biomedical engineers at Harvard University developed a programmable and automated process for creating miniature organs on chips with integrated sensors using 3-D printing. . . . → Read More: 3-D Printing Creates Heart-on-Chip with Sensors