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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

Cryptography Technique Boosts Genomic Privacy

A team of geneticists and computer scientists developed a technique of analyzing disease-causing mutations in a human genome without revealing other genetic data. . . . → Read More: Cryptography Technique Boosts Genomic Privacy

Telemedicine Shown Feasible for Parkinson’s Care

Findings from a one-year clinical trial show individuals in the U.S. with Parkinson’s disease can receive quality care through telemedicine comparable to persons with the disorder receiving the usual care from neurologists alone. . . . → Read More: Telemedicine Shown Feasible for Parkinson’s Care

3-D Printing Process Developed for Living Tissue

Researchers in the U.K. devised 3-D printing techniques for human and animal cells to produce functioning tissue with multiple types of cells. . . . → Read More: 3-D Printing Process Developed for Living Tissue

Alliance to Develop Rare Cancer Preclinical Models

A coalition of a patient advocacy organization, research institute, and cancer research company are implanting mice with human tumors to help study a rare form of cancer. . . . → Read More: Alliance to Develop Rare Cancer Preclinical Models

Injectable Patch Designed to Repair Heart Tissue

An injectable soft mesh patch seeded with cardiac cells is shown to fix damaged heart tissue in tests with lab animals, as an alternative to open-heart surgery. . . . → Read More: Injectable Patch Designed to Repair Heart Tissue

Smartphone Attachment Performs Medical Diagnostics

An engineering lab at University of Illinois created a device that uses a smartphone’s imaging and processing features to analyze human specimen samples for detecting disease. . . . → Read More: Smartphone Attachment Performs Medical Diagnostics

Viruses Removed from Pig Organs for Human Transplants

Researchers in the U.S., Denmark, and China devised a process with genome editing to remove viruses that prevent organs from pigs from being used for human transplants. . . . → Read More: Viruses Removed from Pig Organs for Human Transplants

Chip-Phone System Detects Disease Biomarkers

A biomedical engineering team created a chip device attached to a smartphone that detects indicators of disease in blood faster than today’s more expensive lab tests. . . . → Read More: Chip-Phone System Detects Disease Biomarkers

Trial to Test Inhaled Insulin, App for Diabetes Mgmt

A clinical trial is planned to test the benefits of managing type 2 diabetes with an inhaled formulation of insulin and a smartphone app. . . . → Read More: Trial to Test Inhaled Insulin, App for Diabetes Mgmt