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Lab Burns Graphene Circuits into Food, Fabrics

A chemistry lab at Rice University devised a process for producing graphene, a material that conducts electricity, in materials containing carbon, including fabrics and even food. . . . → Read More: Lab Burns Graphene Circuits into Food, Fabrics

Cardiac Augmented-Reality Hologram System in Development

A start-up company spun-off from Washington University in St. Louis was awarded a grant to advance an augmented reality system that displays an interactive hologram of a patient’s heart, to simplify cardiac procedures. . . . → Read More: Cardiac Augmented-Reality Hologram System in Development

Smart Thermometer Data Speed Flu Forecasting

Data collected from electronic thermometers are shown by researchers to track and report the spread of influenza cases in the U.S. faster than federal health authorities, as well as provide more up-to-date forecasts. . . . → Read More: Smart Thermometer Data Speed Flu Forecasting

Personal Brain Stimulation Shown to Boost Memory

A team of psychologists and neuroscientists developed techniques for monitoring and electrically stimulating key parts of the brain, personalized to each individual, which in tests show can improve a person’s memory. . . . → Read More: Personal Brain Stimulation Shown to Boost Memory

FDA Approves Wearable Epilepsy Seizure Detector

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a device worn like a wristwatch that uses a machine-learning algorithm to detect convulsive seizures in people with epilepsy. . . . → Read More: FDA Approves Wearable Epilepsy Seizure Detector

Radiation, Biotech Companies Partner on Scar Therapy

Two companies taking different approaches to treating keloids — visible raised skin scars — are integrating their therapies to develop an anticipated treatment that removes and prevents the recurrence of these scars. . . . → Read More: Radiation, Biotech Companies Partner on Scar Therapy

Brain Wave Data Harnessed for Open-Source Brain Model

A lab in Germany created a technique for discovering a person’s neurological patterns from brain waves captured with a headset and simulated with population-wide brain data run on open-source software. . . . → Read More: Brain Wave Data Harnessed for Open-Source Brain Model

Microsoft Providing A.I. for Big Data Cancer Research

Seven research teams are receiving grants to study complex problems in cancer immunotherapy with large-scale data sets, and assistance with machine learning and artificial intelligence provided by Microsoft Corp. . . . → Read More: Microsoft Providing A.I. for Big Data Cancer Research

Grants Made to Commercialize Bone, Cancer Research

A program supporting research with commercial potential awarded grants to scientists studying stem cells for bone grafts, treatments for melanoma, and protein therapies for cancer that change gene expression patterns. . . . → Read More: Grants Made to Commercialize Bone, Cancer Research

Spin-Off Gains FDA Clearance for Bone Graft Material

A company spun-off from a university tissue engineering research lab received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration to market its polymer material in the U.S. to help regrow bones. . . . → Read More: Spin-Off Gains FDA Clearance for Bone Graft Material