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Computer-Designed Heart Valves Operate Over Long Term

Engineered heart valve

A European research team designed customized heart valves with computer models, which when tested in sheep continued to perform in most cases for a year following implantation. . . . → Read More: Computer-Designed Heart Valves Operate Over Long Term

Genentech Gains Microbe Drug Discovery Tech in $1B Deal

Collecting soil samples

Biotechnology company Genentech is licensing a process from a start-up enterprise that discovers small molecule drugs from naturally occurring microbes found in soil. . . . → Read More: Genentech Gains Microbe Drug Discovery Tech in $1B Deal

3-D Models Devised to Simulate Patients’ Tumors

Gioeli lab group

A university lab is teaming up with a local biotechnology company to develop realistic models of tumors from individual cancer patients, enabling more personalized treatment options. . . . → Read More: 3-D Models Devised to Simulate Patients’ Tumors

Gates Grant Funds A.I. for Malaria Drug Discovery

Giving anti-malaria drugs

An award from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is supporting research by a digital drug discovery company and university lab into use of artificial intelligence to find new drugs for treating malaria. . . . → Read More: Gates Grant Funds A.I. for Malaria Drug Discovery

Virtual Reality Harnessed for Stroke Rehab

Peii Chen

A rehabilitation research foundation and company specializing in immersive technologies are applying virtual reality to help treat spacial neglect, a common cognitive disability associated with stroke. . . . → Read More: Virtual Reality Harnessed for Stroke Rehab

Students Write App to Operate, Enhance Exoskeleton

Operating Mobile Maestro

A group of computer science students at Michigan State University designed a smartphone app to operate a robotic-arm exoskeleton for individuals with disabilities. . . . → Read More: Students Write App to Operate, Enhance Exoskeleton

Digital Drug Discovery Company Wins A.I. Competition

Full data screen

A company using artificial intelligence algorithms and big data analytics to discover drug targets from RNA splicing errors is the winner of a competition among start-up enterprises for innovative uses of A.I. technology. . . . → Read More: Digital Drug Discovery Company Wins A.I. Competition

Grant Funds A.I. Cognitive Change Rehab Study

Hands of older person

A start-up company developing an app-based monitor with artificial intelligence for tracking cognitive change in older adults is taking part in a study testing the program with a chain of rehabilitation clinics. . . . → Read More: Grant Funds A.I. Cognitive Change Rehab Study

Technique Devised to Monitor Blood Flow in Brain

Brain circuits

A bioengineering lab developed a technique using common photography chips to measure blood flow in the brain, which could help detect traumatic brain injury, stroke, and related disorders. . . . → Read More: Technique Devised to Monitor Blood Flow in Brain

Platform to Integrate Robotics, Synthetic Biology, A.I.

Microbes

Two companies are developing a new model for a cloud-based platform that makes possible automated collaborative research with artificial intelligence in synthetic biology. . . . → Read More: Platform to Integrate Robotics, Synthetic Biology, A.I.