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Autonomous, Human-Friendly Forklifts Being Developed

An academic-industry team in Europe is developing new forklift vehicles that can work safely alongside humans in warehouses. . . . → Read More: Autonomous, Human-Friendly Forklifts Being Developed

Start-Up Formed to Develop Non-Opioid Pain Drugs

A new enterprise is being formed to develop non-addictive drugs for chronic pain that use different biochemical processes than opioid pain relievers. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Formed to Develop Non-Opioid Pain Drugs

Lab-On-Chip Device Simulates Tumor Microenvironment

Biomedical engineers designed a device that simulates the supportive environment in which tumors grow, and in tests was shown to work as well as lab mice for assessing cancer drugs. . . . → Read More: Lab-On-Chip Device Simulates Tumor Microenvironment

Brown, Toy Maker Partner on Elder Assistance Robots

A collaboration between Brown University and toy maker Hasbro is developing robotic assistants for older people that build on Hasbro’s current line of robotic pets. . . . → Read More: Brown, Toy Maker Partner on Elder Assistance Robots

Cancer Drug Price Rises Shown Unrelated to Competition

An analysis of cancer drugs shows their prices steadily increased over 16 years despite competition from newer drugs on the market. . . . → Read More: Cancer Drug Price Rises Shown Unrelated to Competition

Artificial Beta Cells Shown to Produce Insulin as Needed

A biomedical engineering team developed artificial beta cells that in animal tests perform similar to natural cells in the pancreas to produce insulin as needed for controlling blood glucose levels. . . . → Read More: Artificial Beta Cells Shown to Produce Insulin as Needed

Project to Develop Universal Flu Vaccine

An initiative joining academic, private, and national labs is designing a vaccine that covers all influenza strains, with clinical studies expected to begin early next year. . . . → Read More: Project to Develop Universal Flu Vaccine

Phone-Based Lupus Home Test Kit in Development

A home test kit using smartphone imaging is being created by biomedical engineers to detect kidney inflammation caused by lupus, an autoimmune disorder. . . . → Read More: Phone-Based Lupus Home Test Kit in Development

Blood-Thinning Drugs Linked with Lower Dementia Risk

People with irregular heart rhythms given anti-coagulation drugs to reduce their risk of stroke were also less likely to develop dementia than their counterparts not receiving blood-thinners. . . . → Read More: Blood-Thinning Drugs Linked with Lower Dementia Risk

Big Data Analysis Platform for Brainwaves in Development

Two companies in Northern Ireland, U.K. are creating a technology platform applying big data analytics to a collection of brainwaves generated by mobile games for measuring cognitive health. . . . → Read More: Big Data Analysis Platform for Brainwaves in Development