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NSF, Industry Group Fund Bio-Based Semiconductor R&D

Biocircuits illustration

A research consortium in the semiconductor industry and National Science Foundation are supporting a series of projects investigating interactions between biology and circuits for data transfer and storage. . . . → Read More: NSF, Industry Group Fund Bio-Based Semiconductor R&D

Wearables, Game App Help Boost Exercise Levels

Woman walking and reading

A study assessing FitBit devices and a game-style mobile app shows a combination of the technologies results in more exercise by office workers, at least at the outset, than just the FitBit alone. . . . → Read More: Wearables, Game App Help Boost Exercise Levels

RNA Nanoparticles Designed for Brain Cancer Therapy

Brain cell networks

Medical researchers and material scientists devised a technique for delivering tiny particles of genetic material to the brain, which help lab mice shrink or remove their brain tumors and survive longer. . . . → Read More: RNA Nanoparticles Designed for Brain Cancer Therapy

Trial Testing Vitamin D, Fatty Acids for Type 1 Diabetes

A clinical trial is underway testing vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids in children and adults as a treatment for type 1 diabetes, the form of diabetes where the body does not produce insulin. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Vitamin D, Fatty Acids for Type 1 Diabetes

Apps Seen Over-Diagnosing Mental Health Conditions

Mental health scrabble

A study of leading mobile apps for mental health indicates many apps promote their use with misleading guidance to individuals on the extent and seriousness of psychological conditions. . . . → Read More: Apps Seen Over-Diagnosing Mental Health Conditions

Big Data, A.I. Applied to Precision Medicine for Lung Disease

Human lungs illustration

A medical analytics company and two academic scientists are applying artificial intelligence technologies to discover precise therapies for people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a chronic lung disease. . . . → Read More: Big Data, A.I. Applied to Precision Medicine for Lung Disease

Nanoparticles Shown to Boost Anti-Cancer Immune Cells

Cytokines and T-cells

A bioengineering lab developed a technique to attach larger quantities of cancer-fighting proteins to immune system cells that in lab mice reduced or eliminated tumors while avoiding harmful side effects. . . . → Read More: Nanoparticles Shown to Boost Anti-Cancer Immune Cells

Gene Therapy Shown to Reduce Extreme High Cholesterol

Heart check

A gene therapy technique that stops production of a targeted protein is shown in tests with monkeys to reduce levels of harmful cholesterol, but also expose potential risks associated with the technique. . . . → Read More: Gene Therapy Shown to Reduce Extreme High Cholesterol

Smart Bandage Monitors, Provides Drugs to Chronic Wounds

Smart bandage

An engineering team at Tufts University is developing a self-contained bandage with sensors that monitor the status of chronic wounds, and also dispenses medication as needed. . . . → Read More: Smart Bandage Monitors, Provides Drugs to Chronic Wounds

Crispr Deployed to Boost Plant Disease Resistance

Junqi Song

A plant science lab in Dallas is designing a new use of the emerging genome editing technique known as Crispr to add more resistance to plant diseases in two staple food crops. . . . → Read More: Crispr Deployed to Boost Plant Disease Resistance