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Smartphone-Controlled Cells Produce Insulin on Demand

A system designed by researchers in China and Switzerland and controlled by a smartphone app was shown in lab mice to produce insulin on demand from engineered pancreas cells. . . . → Read More: Smartphone-Controlled Cells Produce Insulin on Demand

Plant-Based Drug Shown to Cure Drug-Resistant Malaria

An experimental drug made from dried Artemisia annua plant leaves cured patients in Africa with malaria infections that became resistant to current drugs. . . . → Read More: Plant-Based Drug Shown to Cure Drug-Resistant Malaria

Compound Found to Prevent Asthma Inflammation

A research team in Cincinnati discovered a small-molecule drug compound that in lab mice prevents cells in the lungs from becoming inflamed, as occurs in asthma attacks. . . . → Read More: Compound Found to Prevent Asthma Inflammation

Nanoparticles Boost T-Cells to Fight Leukemia

A cancer research lab designed a process to treat leukemia by reprogramming cells in the immune system with genes on nanoscale biodegradable particles. . . . → Read More: Nanoparticles Boost T-Cells to Fight Leukemia

Crispr-Based Diagnostics System Designed

A bioengineering team from Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology designed simple, inexpensive diagnostics tools to detect infectious diseases, based on Crispr, an emerging genome-editing technology. . . . → Read More: Crispr-Based Diagnostics System Designed

NIH Funds Drug-Resistant Malaria Therapy Trial

An agency of National Institutes of Health is funding a clinical trial of a new malaria drug engineered to overcome resistance developed to earlier treatments. . . . → Read More: NIH Funds Drug-Resistant Malaria Therapy Trial

Engineered Bacteria Designed to Detect Gut Inflammation

A bioengineering team at Rice University developed a genetically modified form of bacteria that in lab mice detects inflammatory diseases in the gut. . . . → Read More: Engineered Bacteria Designed to Detect Gut Inflammation

NIH Funds Seen Boosting Industry Patents

An analysis of grants issued by National Institutes of Health shows a large percentage of those grants, directly or indirectly, result in patented technologies in industry. . . . → Read More: NIH Funds Seen Boosting Industry Patents

Univ. of California to Gain European Crispr-Cas9 Patent

A patent dispute among top research universities took another turn, as the European Patent Office announced its intention to grant a patent to University of California for its genome editing techniques. . . . → Read More: Univ. of California to Gain European Crispr-Cas9 Patent

Genetic Techniques Speed Brain, Muscle Cell Production

A new technology targets the expression of genes in stem cells to produce specific brain and muscle cells on demand and in a few days, a fraction of the time now required. . . . → Read More: Genetic Techniques Speed Brain, Muscle Cell Production