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Comment – Precision Medicine to Beat Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotics from engineered bacteria

Precision is applied to the bacterial genome, to find vulnerabilities making the microbe more susceptible to antibiotics, with those targets used to identify appropriate drugs. . . . → Read More: Comment – Precision Medicine to Beat Antibiotic Resistance

Portable Sequencer Identifies Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Klebsiella pneumoniae

Researchers using a hand-held genomic sequencing device were able to identify targets for combating drug-resistant bacteria much faster than current methods. . . . → Read More: Portable Sequencer Identifies Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Sensor-Pill System Designed for Cancer Drugs

Proteus Discover system

A system combining a tiny sensor with oral chemotherapy drugs aims to provide physicians with closer monitoring of cancer patients’ treatments and conditions. . . . → Read More: Sensor-Pill System Designed for Cancer Drugs

Univ. Spin-Off Creates Concussion Detection App

Eye measurements

A start-up enterprise begun by students at Purdue University developed an iPhone app that detects mild brain injuries by measuring responses of eyes to light. . . . → Read More: Univ. Spin-Off Creates Concussion Detection App

Consortium to Speed Vaccine Production

Syringe

An alliance of research organizations is designing ways to cut the time needed to develop, test, and manufacture new vaccines to as little as 6 months. . . . → Read More: Consortium to Speed Vaccine Production

RNA Therapy Studied for Parkinson’s Side Effects

Kathy Steece-Collier

Medical researchers are developing a treatment for a frequent side-effect of Parkinson’s disease drugs using a corrective RNA molecule to reverse the condition. . . . → Read More: RNA Therapy Studied for Parkinson’s Side Effects

Spin-Off Gains Seed Funds for Non-Opioid Pain Drug

Molly Shoichet

A company spun-off from a university medical materials lab received start-up funds to develop a non-opioid surgical pain therapy, including a clinical trial. . . . → Read More: Spin-Off Gains Seed Funds for Non-Opioid Pain Drug

Cancer-Fighting Protein Designed to Cut Adverse Effects

Computational biology illustration

A computational biology lab designed a synthetic protein that works like natural cancer-fighting proteins, but in lab mice kills cancer cells with few adverse effects. . . . → Read More: Cancer-Fighting Protein Designed to Cut Adverse Effects

Start-up Funds Univ. Medical Cannabis Research

Cannabis plant

A developer of therapies derived from cannabis is sponsoring a 3-year basic and translational research program, including clinical trials, at Imperial College London. . . . → Read More: Start-up Funds Univ. Medical Cannabis Research

Electronic Tags Assessed to Boost Clinic Care

Eye exam

A medical school eye clinic is asking clinicians and patients to wear radio-frequency tags that track their time and movements to improve the clinic’s efficiency and quality of care. . . . → Read More: Electronic Tags Assessed to Boost Clinic Care