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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

Company, NC State Partner on Tissue Oxygen Patch

Profusa Inc. and a research center at North Carolina State University are developing a new device to monitor tissue oxygen levels in people with peripheral artery disease. . . . → Read More: Company, NC State Partner on Tissue Oxygen Patch

Low-Cost Skin Hydration Sensor and Systems Designed

Engineers at North Carolina State University in Raleigh developed a hydration sensor worn on the skin and built into two low-cost prototype wearable systems. . . . → Read More: Low-Cost Skin Hydration Sensor and Systems Designed

RNA-Nanoparticle Spray Protects Against Plant Viruses

Plant scientists combined synthetic genetic material with clay nanoparticles, which when sprayed on plants provides enduring protection against viruses. . . . → Read More: RNA-Nanoparticle Spray Protects Against Plant Viruses

Start-Up Developing Nanotech Bone Repairs

An enterprise formed earlier this year is licensing an engineered bone tissue repair technology that mixes ultrafine diamond particles with biocompatible polymers. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Developing Nanotech Bone Repairs

Room-Temperature Vaccine Storage Techniques Devised

Vaccines against viral diseases today need to be kept refrigerated to prevent spoilage, which raises costs and often prevents their widespread use in many developing regions. A team of materials scientists at Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland, or EPFL, proposes methods for storing vaccines without refrigeration for many days. . . . → Read More: Room-Temperature Vaccine Storage Techniques Devised

Biodegradable Capsule Designed for Hemophilia Drug

A chemical engineering group designed a capsule to deliver blood coagulating proteins for people with hemophilia B who now require injections or infusions. . . . → Read More: Biodegradable Capsule Designed for Hemophilia Drug

Nanotech Material Found Having Anti-Bacterial Properties

A synthetic porous material developed to deliver drugs to the skin was shown in lab tests to prevent the growth of bacteria on its surfaces. . . . → Read More: Nanotech Material Found Having Anti-Bacterial Properties

RNA Drug Delivery Technique Shown Safe in Monkeys

A biotechnology company reports a drug delivery method combining nanoscale lipid particles and biocompatible polymers enables the safe production of synthetic RNA-based proteins in monkeys. . . . → Read More: RNA Drug Delivery Technique Shown Safe in Monkeys

Gene Silencing Treatments Licensed for Heart Disease

Biopharmaceutical company Amgen is acquiring the rights to a technology that stops the actions of inherited genes associated with a leading type of heart disease. . . . → Read More: Gene Silencing Treatments Licensed for Heart Disease