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Small Business Grant Advances Drug Safety Test System

An award from National Institutes of Health is advancing a technology for testing the safety of drugs with heart muscle cells derived from stem cells before the drugs are tested on humans. . . . → Read More: Small Business Grant Advances Drug Safety Test System

First MERS Virus Treatment Found Safe

An experimental treatment for Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, infections made from antibodies produced in cattle is shown in a clinical trial to be safe for patients. . . . → Read More: First MERS Virus Treatment Found Safe

Electronic Pulses, Sounds Shown to Reduce Tinnitus

A non-invasive system that combines coordinated electronic pulses and sounds is shown in tests with lab animals and humans to reduce tinnitus, phantom sounds often called ringing in the ears. . . . → Read More: Electronic Pulses, Sounds Shown to Reduce Tinnitus

NIH Grant Funds Synthetic Peptide for Severe Asthma

A synthetic peptide, a short chain of amino acids, is being developed as a treatment for severe cases of asthma that do not respond to conventional drugs. . . . → Read More: NIH Grant Funds Synthetic Peptide for Severe Asthma

Consortium to Speed, Expand Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials

A group of medical centers is establishing a network of clinical trial sites and processes for testing new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. . . . → Read More: Consortium to Speed, Expand Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials

Emergency Sealant Gel Developed for Eye Injuries

A medical engineering team created a gel material that safely closes injured eye tissue until surgical treatments can be given. . . . → Read More: Emergency Sealant Gel Developed for Eye Injuries

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