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Univ. Spin-Off Developing Non-Toxic Bedbug Killer

Research from a lab at Pennsylvania State University led to a technology for controlling bedbug infestations with natural enemies that are harmless to humans. . . . → Read More: Univ. Spin-Off Developing Non-Toxic Bedbug Killer

Allergan to Option Gene Editing for Eye Diseases

International drug maker Allergan is gaining access to treatments for inherited eye diseases being developed by Editas Medicine, a spin-off enterprise from MIT and Harvard. . . . → Read More: Allergan to Option Gene Editing for Eye Diseases

Inexpensive Pumps Devised for Portable Labs-on-Chips

An engineering lab developed an inexpensive pump without electric power for lab-on-a-chip devices, making these systems more portable for diagnostics. . . . → Read More: Inexpensive Pumps Devised for Portable Labs-on-Chips

Nanotech Gel Designed to Treat Snake Bites

A team from University of California in Irvine developed a snake bite treatment that in lab tests stops venom more effectively and at lower cost than current antidotes. . . . → Read More: Nanotech Gel Designed to Treat Snake Bites

Process Converts Food Waste to Auto Tire Materials

Agricultural scientists in Ohio are developing a process for converting common food waste into materials used in car tires, and filed a patent for these techniques. . . . → Read More: Process Converts Food Waste to Auto Tire Materials

Patent Issued for Peptides in Diabetes Gene Therapy

A U.S. patent was issued today for synthetic peptides that support gene therapies developed to treat type 2 diabetes and heart failure. . . . → Read More: Patent Issued for Peptides in Diabetes Gene Therapy

Patent Office Decides for Broad and Editas in Crispr Case

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office decided that the gene editing processes developed by Broad Institute and licensed to Editas Medicine do not interfere with techniques for genome editing created by University of California at Berkeley. . . . → Read More: Patent Office Decides for Broad and Editas in Crispr Case

Stomach Acid Harnessed to Power Ingestible Devices

Researchers at MIT and Harvard University designed a tiny device that in tests with animals show it can run for days powered by acids in the stomach. . . . → Read More: Stomach Acid Harnessed to Power Ingestible Devices

Smart Watch Software Designed to Verify Signatures

Engineering researchers in Israel created software that enables smart watches and fitness bands to capture wrist movements for verifying a person’s signature. . . . → Read More: Smart Watch Software Designed to Verify Signatures

Simpler Lab Cell Production Techniques Devised

A process is being developed that makes it easier to produce healthy and diseased cells in the lab from human specimens for regenerative medicine and research. . . . → Read More: Simpler Lab Cell Production Techniques Devised