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Start-Up Lands $10M for Gene-Editing HIV Treatments

A new enterprise developing treatments using gene editing to eliminate HIV infections received $10 million in its seed funding round. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Lands $10M for Gene-Editing HIV Treatments

Phone App Found to Measure Heart Health Metrics

A medical engineering team designed a smartphone app that in a clinical study shows it can measure key factors in heart health as accurately as MRI scans. . . . → Read More: Phone App Found to Measure Heart Health Metrics

Field Tests of Genetically Modified Moths to Begin

Outdoor tests of a genetically engineered diamondback moth, a difficult agricultural pest, altered to stop reproducing and collapse the species, are about to get underway. . . . → Read More: Field Tests of Genetically Modified Moths to Begin

Univ. Spin-Off Offers Technology to Boost Math Learning

A new company aims to make learning algebra more intuitive and productive for students with software based on research at Indiana University in Bloomington. . . . → Read More: Univ. Spin-Off Offers Technology to Boost Math Learning

Simple Cell Programming Designed for Gene Therapies

A simpler technique using nanoscale particles was shown in lab tests to deliver messenger RNA to reprogram cells for gene therapies, including changes in T-cells in the immune system now approved to treat a type of leukemia. . . . → Read More: Simple Cell Programming Designed for Gene Therapies

Trial Shows Smartphone App Finds More Heart Disease

Results from a clinical trial show an electrocardiogram app on a smartphone detects more cases of irregular heart beats than routine office visits. . . . → Read More: Trial Shows Smartphone App Finds More Heart Disease

Students Win Prize, Start Company for Alzheimer’s Detection

A team of undergraduate students won first prize in a National Institutes of Health biomedical engineering contest for a headset device to diagnose early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. . . . → Read More: Students Win Prize, Start Company for Alzheimer’s Detection

App Screens for Liver Diseases with Eye Selfies

A computer science lab designed a smartphone app that detects tell-tale indicators of liver disease and pancreatic cancer by analyzing self-taken photos of a patient’s own eyes. . . . → Read More: App Screens for Liver Diseases with Eye Selfies

Trial Testing Nicotine Patch for Lung Inflammation

A clinical trial is underway testing a nicotine patch worn to help stop smoking as a treatment for a chronic inflammatory disease affecting the lungs. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Nicotine Patch for Lung Inflammation

Engineered Insulin-Producing Cells to Be Grown in Lab

A team from three universities is developing in the lab synthetic islet cells, the cells that produce insulin in the pancreas, for eventual transplantation in people with type 1 diabetes. . . . → Read More: Engineered Insulin-Producing Cells to Be Grown in Lab