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Blood Glucose Monitor Built Into Smartphone Case

Engineers at University of California in San Diego designed a case that fits over a smartphone with an integrated sensor, which in lab tests accurately measures blood glucose levels. . . . → Read More: Blood Glucose Monitor Built Into Smartphone Case

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

Cell Programming Company Raises $49.5M in Early Funds

A start-up enterprise creating add-on treatments that program the effects of cell and gene therapies is raising $49.5 million in its first venture funding round. . . . → Read More: Cell Programming Company Raises $49.5M in Early Funds

Programmable Nanoscale Drug Capsules Designed

A lab at University of Connecticut is developing nanoscale capsules that release drug cargoes only when encountering specific enzymes, even inside cells. . . . → Read More: Programmable Nanoscale Drug Capsules Designed

FDA Clears Smart Watch EKG Device

The Food and Drug Administration approved an electrocardiogram, or EKG device, designed to work with Apple smart watches, according to AliveCor, developer of the device. . . . → Read More: FDA Clears Smart Watch EKG Device

RNA Injections Shown to Rebuild Damaged Heart Muscle

Engineers and medical researchers developed a technique to deliver genetic material into damaged heart muscle that in lab mice regrows heart cells. . . . → Read More: RNA Injections Shown to Rebuild Damaged Heart Muscle

Protein Made by Synthetic Bacteria with Expanded DNA

An academic-industry lab team produced a synthetic protein from an engineered bacteria, with DNA modified to expand its number of chemical coding components. . . . → Read More: Protein Made by Synthetic Bacteria with Expanded DNA

Marine Animal Venom Studied for Pain Drugs

A medical research team is investigating the chemistry in venom from snail-like marine animals to discover natural alternative drugs for pain. . . . → Read More: Marine Animal Venom Studied for Pain Drugs

Artificial Muscles Designed for Soft Robotics

Engineering researchers created artificial muscles for robotics using principles from origami, or Japanese paper folding, with high strength and low-cost materials. . . . → Read More: Artificial Muscles Designed for Soft Robotics

Trial to Test Ultrasound/MRI for Brain Cancer

A developer of a technology that combines ultrasound and MRI scans plans to begin a clinical trial of its techniques to improve delivery of drugs to treat a form of brain cancer. . . . → Read More: Trial to Test Ultrasound/MRI for Brain Cancer