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CAR T-Cells Shown Effective in Long-Term Studies

Results from two clinical studies of engineered immune system cells show patients continue to respond their treatments after 6 months or more. . . . → Read More: CAR T-Cells Shown Effective in Long-Term Studies

Blood Glucose Monitor Built Into Smartphone Case

Engineers at University of California in San Diego designed a case that fits over a smartphone with an integrated sensor, which in lab tests accurately measures blood glucose levels. . . . → Read More: Blood Glucose Monitor Built Into Smartphone Case

PTSD Drug Trial Begins, Gets Fast-Track Status

An experimental drug that aims to keep nerve cells flexible is beginning an early-stage clinical trial as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. . . . → Read More: PTSD Drug Trial Begins, Gets Fast-Track Status

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

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

Cell Programming Company Raises $49.5M in Early Funds

A start-up enterprise creating add-on treatments that program the effects of cell and gene therapies is raising $49.5 million in its first venture funding round. . . . → Read More: Cell Programming Company Raises $49.5M in Early Funds

Large-Scale Process Devised for Lab-Made Liver Tissue

Researchers in Japan and the U.S. created techniques for producing liver tissue in large quantities in the lab for transplant or drug testing. . . . → Read More: Large-Scale Process Devised for Lab-Made Liver Tissue

Programmable Nanoscale Drug Capsules Designed

A lab at University of Connecticut is developing nanoscale capsules that release drug cargoes only when encountering specific enzymes, even inside cells. . . . → Read More: Programmable Nanoscale Drug Capsules Designed

Engineered Cells Identify Rare Epilepsy Drug Candidates

A process using high-speed screening of drug candidates with genetically engineered cells identified potential drugs to treat a rare form of childhood epilepsy. . . . → Read More: Engineered Cells Identify Rare Epilepsy Drug Candidates

FDA Approves Precision Solid Tumor Cancer Diagnostics

The Food and Drug Administration approved genomic tests for solid tumor cancers that identify the most promising available therapies matched to the tumor’s genetic mutations. . . . → Read More: FDA Approves Precision Solid Tumor Cancer Diagnostics