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Smartphone-Controlled Cells Produce Insulin on Demand

A system designed by researchers in China and Switzerland and controlled by a smartphone app was shown in lab mice to produce insulin on demand from engineered pancreas cells. . . . → Read More: Smartphone-Controlled Cells Produce Insulin on Demand

FDA Warns Cancer Fraud Product Providers

The Food and Drug Administration sent warning letters to 14 companies in the U.S. that the agency says are selling products fraudulently claiming to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure cancer. . . . → Read More: FDA Warns Cancer Fraud Product Providers

Neural Technology Research Centers Launched

Research centers for accelerating new technologies that tackle nervous system disorders are opening at two universities in the U.S., with industry partners. . . . → Read More: Neural Technology Research Centers Launched

Crispr-Based Diagnostics System Designed

A bioengineering team from Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology designed simple, inexpensive diagnostics tools to detect infectious diseases, based on Crispr, an emerging genome-editing technology. . . . → Read More: Crispr-Based Diagnostics System Designed

FDA, Emulate to Test Organs-on-Chips for Drug Toxins

A joint venture between Food and Drug Administration and a developer of chip devices simulating human organs, is evaluating the chips as a way to test new drugs for toxic effects. . . . → Read More: FDA, Emulate to Test Organs-on-Chips for Drug Toxins

Phones, Algorithms Boost Adherence to Stroke Meds

Results from a clinical trial show a smartphone-based remote monitoring program helps stroke patients stay on their blood clot medications and improve their health. . . . → Read More: Phones, Algorithms Boost Adherence to Stroke Meds

Student Project Leads to Medical Device Start-Up

A group of engineering and business students developing an imaging device that quickly finds veins for blood draws is starting a company to take the device to market. . . . → Read More: Student Project Leads to Medical Device Start-Up

Engineered Bacteria Designed to Detect Gut Inflammation

A bioengineering team at Rice University developed a genetically modified form of bacteria that in lab mice detects inflammatory diseases in the gut. . . . → Read More: Engineered Bacteria Designed to Detect Gut Inflammation

Artificial Pancreas Shown Feasible for Young Children

An integrated system combining a glucose monitor and insulin pump to simulate the human pancreas is shown to be feasible for young children with type 1 diabetes. . . . → Read More: Artificial Pancreas Shown Feasible for Young Children

Triple-Drug Inhaler Shown to Cut COPD Attacks

Results from a year-long clinical trial show that an inhaler with three types of drugs reduces the number of COPD attacks compared to a common single-drug inhaler. . . . → Read More: Triple-Drug Inhaler Shown to Cut COPD Attacks