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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

Study Testing Repurposed Drugs with Resistant Bacteria

A university team is investigating two current drug compounds for their ability to take on a new task, fighting bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics. . . . → Read More: Study Testing Repurposed Drugs with Resistant Bacteria

Small Business Grant Funds Blood-Brain Barrier Model

A spin-off company from University of Washington is developing a chip device emulating the blood-brain barrier that prevents many drugs from treating neurological disorders. . . . → Read More: Small Business Grant Funds Blood-Brain Barrier Model

Synthetic Beating Heart Repair Tissue Being Developed

A bioengineering team is developing a synthetic patch that contracts and sends electrical signals to repair heart muscle tissue after a heart attack. . . . → Read More: Synthetic Beating Heart Repair Tissue Being Developed

Stem Cell Clinics Found Marketing in ClinicalTrials.gov

A review of entries in the U.S. government’s clinical trial registry shows commercial stem cell clinics are using the respected database to promote their services. . . . → Read More: Stem Cell Clinics Found Marketing in ClinicalTrials.gov

Immigration Crackdown “a Disaster” for U.S. Science

A panel of research executives from American universities said the current hostility to immigration in the U.S. is causing fear among many researchers and could have a serious impact on science. . . . → Read More: Immigration Crackdown “a Disaster” for U.S. Science

NIH Supporting App That Helps Opioid Therapies

A company making game-style mobile apps to help therapies for opioid and other substance abuse is receiving R&D support from National Institutes of Health. . . . → Read More: NIH Supporting App That Helps Opioid Therapies

Smartphone Data Reveal Physical Activity Worldwide

A data science team tapped into smartphones of more than 717,000 people worldwide to capture the number of steps they take each day as an indicator of physical activity. . . . → Read More: Smartphone Data Reveal Physical Activity Worldwide

NIH Funds Nanotech Tools for Cancer, Blood Clots

A bioengineering lab is receiving awards from National Institutes of Health to apply nanotechnology to treatments for breast cancer and diagnostics for deep vein blood clots. . . . → Read More: NIH Funds Nanotech Tools for Cancer, Blood Clots