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Cancer Center to Test Focused Radiation Therapy

MD Anderson Cancer Center is testing new radiation treatments for cancer designed to reduce adverse side effects of conventional radiation therapy. . . . → Read More: Cancer Center to Test Focused Radiation Therapy

Univ. Spin-Off Discovering New Antibiotics

A new enterprise founded by three microbiologists at Harvard Medical School is licensing the founders’ research to find treatments for antibiotic-resistant bacteria. . . . → Read More: Univ. Spin-Off Discovering New Antibiotics

Personalized Drug Delivery System Demonstrated

Biomedical engineers developed and demonstrated in lab animals a closed-loop system that monitors and controls delivery of drugs to meet an individual’s personalized needs. . . . → Read More: Personalized Drug Delivery System Demonstrated

Sound Waves, Nanotech Delivery Boost Cancer Drug

Focused sound waves aimed at nanoscale bubbles filled with a cancer drug, were shown in lab mice to improve delivery of the drug to a particularly hard-to-treat cancer. . . . → Read More: Sound Waves, Nanotech Delivery Boost Cancer Drug

Stem Cell Parkinson’s Model Devised for Drug Screening

A team from University at Buffalo created brain cells from adult stem cells that in lab tests display the same nerve misfirings seen in people with Parkinson’s disease. . . . → Read More: Stem Cell Parkinson’s Model Devised for Drug Screening

Paper-Metal Antimicrobial Layers Designed

A lab at Rutgers University devised a method for sending an electric current through inexpensive paper and metal layered surfaces, which in lab tests kills harmful microbes. . . . → Read More: Paper-Metal Antimicrobial Layers Designed

Crispr, Stem Cells Produce Precise Arthritis Therapy

Editing the genes in stem cells is shown to produce cartilage that in lab tests releases therapeutic proteins only when needed to relieve joint inflammation in arthritis. . . . → Read More: Crispr, Stem Cells Produce Precise Arthritis Therapy

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

Nanoparticle Vaccine Stops Tumor Growth

Researchers in Texas designed a cancer vaccine with nanoscale particles that in lab mice stimulates the immune system and stops the growth of several types of tumors. . . . → Read More: Nanoparticle Vaccine Stops Tumor Growth

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