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Genome Editing Builds Viral Disease Resistance in Pigs

Veterinary researchers used Crispr-Cas9, an emerging genome editing technique, to produce pigs with cells resistant to a common viral disease affecting commercial herds. . . . → Read More: Genome Editing Builds Viral Disease Resistance in Pigs

Handheld Surgical Assist Device in Development

A handheld mechanical device that promises to reduce the cost and ease the work of minimally invasive surgery is being created by a spin-off company from University of Michigan. . . . → Read More: Handheld Surgical Assist Device in Development

Biofeedback Device Reduces Panic Attacks in Trial

A medical device that provides people with panic disorder feedback on their abnormal breathing is shown in a clinical trial to reduce panic severity 12 months after treatment. . . . → Read More: Biofeedback Device Reduces Panic Attacks in Trial

Smart Watch Data Reveal Epilepsy Triggers

Data collected with Apple smart watches show stress and missed sleep tend to trigger more seizures among people with epilepsy than other causes. . . . → Read More: Smart Watch Data Reveal Epilepsy Triggers

Slot Machine Gamblers Get Hooked in Trance-Like State

Findings from a recent study show gamblers who get immersed in playing slot machines are more at risk to develop gambling problems as a result. . . . → Read More: Slot Machine Gamblers Get Hooked in Trance-Like State

Stem Cells Launched on Current SpaceX Flight

Yesterday’s SpaceX launch from NASA’s Kennedy Spaceflight Center includes a shipment of adult stem cells to test their growth and proliferation in weightless conditions. . . . → Read More: Stem Cells Launched on Current SpaceX Flight

Patent Office Decides for Broad and Editas in Crispr Case

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office decided that the gene editing processes developed by Broad Institute and licensed to Editas Medicine do not interfere with techniques for genome editing created by University of California at Berkeley. . . . → Read More: Patent Office Decides for Broad and Editas in Crispr Case

Skin Health Data Collected by App Offered for Research

A smartphone app collecting images and data about moles on the skin of volunteers is now available to researchers for studies of cancer and other disorders. . . . → Read More: Skin Health Data Collected by App Offered for Research

System Slashes Time to Detect Bacteria in Blood

A biomedical engineering lab developed a compact system that detects harmful bacteria in blood samples in less than four hours, a process that now takes days. . . . → Read More: System Slashes Time to Detect Bacteria in Blood

DNA Tags Speed Nanoparticle Gene Therapy Discovery

Biomedical engineers developed a technique with unique DNA identifiers that makes possible faster screening of gene therapies delivered with nanoscale particles. . . . → Read More: DNA Tags Speed Nanoparticle Gene Therapy Discovery