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Inhaled Drug Shown Feasible for Postpartum Bleeding

Results from a clinical trial show a dry-powder inhaled form of the drug oxytocin works in the body much like the injected form, given to prevent postpartum hemorrhage, excessive bleeding in some women after childbirth. . . . → Read More: Inhaled Drug Shown Feasible for Postpartum Bleeding

Protein IDed to Cut Implanted Device Immune Reactions

Researchers at MIT identified a protein playing a key role in promoting the scar tissue that forms from immune reactions to implanted medical devices, and blocking actions of this protein can prevent scar tissue from forming on materials often used with implants. . . . → Read More: Protein IDed to Cut Implanted Device Immune Reactions

Heart Assoc, Amazon Partner on Precision Medicine Data

American Heart Association and Amazon Web Services are collecting data from researchers to advance precision medicine in cardiovascular diseases and stroke. . . . → Read More: Heart Assoc, Amazon Partner on Precision Medicine Data

Sensors, Wearables Track Moods and Eating Behavior

A system that captures and interprets spoken words by individuals and groups can track their various moods, which also predict eating behaviors leading to obesity. . . . → Read More: Sensors, Wearables Track Moods and Eating Behavior

Simpler Method Devised to Produce Malaria Drug

A biochemistry group in the U.K. developed simpler and potentially more efficient techniques for producing a first-line drug for treating malaria. . . . → Read More: Simpler Method Devised to Produce Malaria Drug

Medical Robotics Company Crowdfunding IPO

A medical robotics company spun-off from labs at MIT is issuing its initial public stock offering through equity crowdfunding, aiming to raise $15 million. . . . → Read More: Medical Robotics Company Crowdfunding IPO

Software Aims to Boost Lab Results Reproducibility

A software package that claims to tackle a growing problem of the failure to reproduce results of scientific research, is being field tested in an academic lab. . . . → Read More: Software Aims to Boost Lab Results Reproducibility

Report: More Biotech Regulations Needed, and Soon

A new report from the National Academies calls for a more robust and responsive regulatory system to handle an anticipated flood of biotechnology products. . . . → Read More: Report: More Biotech Regulations Needed, and Soon

Univ. Spin-Off Develops Head Impact Sports Sensor

Two chemistry faculty in Michigan developed a simple sensor that measures the force and shows the location of head impacts in contact sports, and started a company to develop the product. . . . → Read More: Univ. Spin-Off Develops Head Impact Sports Sensor

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