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Two Opioid Addiction Treatments Found Safe, Effective

A clinical trial testing two leading therapies for opioid abuse found the treatments both safe and effective, even though they work in different ways. . . . → Read More: Two Opioid Addiction Treatments Found Safe, Effective

Start-Up Formed to Develop Non-Opioid Pain Drugs

A new enterprise is being formed to develop non-addictive drugs for chronic pain that use different biochemical processes than opioid pain relievers. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Formed to Develop Non-Opioid Pain Drugs

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

Univ. Spin-Off Reports Cancer Immunotherapy Advance

A highly targeted synthetic antibody, developed by a university spin-off enterprise, was shown to destroy human breast cancer cells grafted in lab mice. . . . → Read More: Univ. Spin-Off Reports Cancer Immunotherapy Advance

Trial Comparing 2-D, 3-D Mammogram Outcomes

A large-scale clinical trial is underway comparing the effectiveness of two-dimensional and three-dimensional mammograms in screening for breast cancer. . . . → Read More: Trial Comparing 2-D, 3-D Mammogram Outcomes

Avian Flu Vaccine with Longer Protection in Development

A biotechnology company is designing a vaccine to protect against the newly emergent avian flu to provide more sustained protection like seasonal flu vaccines. . . . → Read More: Avian Flu Vaccine with Longer Protection in Development

Cochlear Implant Robotics Start-Up Gains NIH Funds

A university spin-off enterprise developing robotics to make cochlear implants for hearing loss safer and more effective is receiving a Small Business Innovation Research, or SBIR, grant to advance its technology. . . . → Read More: Cochlear Implant Robotics Start-Up Gains NIH Funds

NIH Funds Heart Tissue Regeneration Tests in Pigs

An experimental drug to help grow new heart tissue after a heart attack is advancing to tests in pigs, with help from National Institutes of Health. . . . → Read More: NIH Funds Heart Tissue Regeneration Tests in Pigs

Students Win Prize, Start Company for Alzheimer’s Detection

A team of undergraduate students won first prize in a National Institutes of Health biomedical engineering contest for a headset device to diagnose early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. . . . → Read More: Students Win Prize, Start Company for Alzheimer’s Detection

Engineered T-Cell Company Acquired for $11.9 Billion

A company developing personal cancer therapies that genetically engineer a patient’s immune system cells is being acquired in a deal valued at $11.9 billion. . . . → Read More: Engineered T-Cell Company Acquired for $11.9 Billion