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Peptide Hydrogel Boosts Cancer Immunotherapies

A team at Rice University in Houston developed an injectable gel material that in lab mice slows the release of cancer immunotherapy drugs, enhancing the treatments’ effectiveness and reducing the need for repeated doses. . . . → Read More: Peptide Hydrogel Boosts Cancer Immunotherapies

Techniques Devised to Boost Gene Therapy Success

An engineering team at Washington University in St. Louis is developing mechanical and electronic processes to improve the success of inserting large, complex therapeutic molecules like DNA into cells. . . . → Read More: Techniques Devised to Boost Gene Therapy Success

Highly Stretchable Sensors Devised for Wearable Devices

Engineers in Canada developed graphene sensors with a great deal of flexibility that can measure fine human movements and minute functions for wearable medical devices, and be made with an economical process. . . . → Read More: Highly Stretchable Sensors Devised for Wearable Devices

RNA Vaccine Shows Promise with Infant Viral Diseases

A vaccine using synthetic RNA, with protein instructions transcribed from one’s genetic code, is shown in tests with lab animals to protect against infections from cytomegalovirus, a virus affecting infants and transplant recipients. . . . → Read More: RNA Vaccine Shows Promise with Infant Viral Diseases

Lab Burns Graphene Circuits into Food, Fabrics

A chemistry lab at Rice University devised a process for producing graphene, a material that conducts electricity, in materials containing carbon, including fabrics and even food. . . . → Read More: Lab Burns Graphene Circuits into Food, Fabrics

Sanofi Buys Nano-Antibody Biotech in $4.8B Deal

Global drug maker Sanofi is acquiring a Belgian biotechnology company developing synthetic nanoscale therapeutic antibodies in a deal valued at $4.8 billion. . . . → Read More: Sanofi Buys Nano-Antibody Biotech in $4.8B Deal

Vaccine Shown Effective Against Range of Flu Viruses

An experimental vaccine made with protein-infused nanoscale particles was shown to provide long-lasting protection in lab mice against a broad range of common influenza viruses. . . . → Read More: Vaccine Shown Effective Against Range of Flu Viruses

Highly Targeted Opioid Designed to Avoid Side Effects

A pharmacology team decoded complex opioid proteins in the brain to design a compound that can relieve pain, but avoid the dangerous adverse effects causing addiction and overdoses. . . . → Read More: Highly Targeted Opioid Designed to Avoid Side Effects

Thin, Flexible, Lower-Cost Motion Sensors Developed

Engineers in the U.S. and France created and tested motion-detecting sensors more flexible and thinner than today’s sensors, and made with a low-cost process. . . . → Read More: Thin, Flexible, Lower-Cost Motion Sensors Developed

Phone-Based Lupus Home Test Kit in Development

A home test kit using smartphone imaging is being created by biomedical engineers to detect kidney inflammation caused by lupus, an autoimmune disorder. . . . → Read More: Phone-Based Lupus Home Test Kit in Development