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Brain Stimulation Shown to Reduce Insulin Resistance

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Electrical stimulation of an area in the brain that releases the hormone dopamine is shown to increase sensitivity to insulin, opening a potential new pathway for treating type 2 diabetes. . . . → Read More: Brain Stimulation Shown to Reduce Insulin Resistance

Simpler Scheme Devised for Prosthetic Hand Controls

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An engineering team designed a faster and more generic process for translating neuromuscular signals into computer controls for prosthetic hands than current machine-learning models. . . . → Read More: Simpler Scheme Devised for Prosthetic Hand Controls

Long-Term Effects Shown from Hemophilia Gene Therapy

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Participants in a clinical trial testing a one-time genetic therapy to treat a rare form of hemophilia sharply reduced their bleeding incidents after a year, with few adverse effects, none considered serious. . . . → Read More: Long-Term Effects Shown from Hemophilia Gene Therapy

Self-Repair Developed for Soft Materials Circuits

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Materials scientists and engineers developed the ability for electronic circuits in soft materials, like those found in wearable devices, to repair themselves if ruptured. . . . → Read More: Self-Repair Developed for Soft Materials Circuits

Gene Therapy Safety Study for Heart Failure Underway

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An early-stage clinical trial is testing gene therapy to treat malfunctioning heart muscle cells in people with heart failure, where the heart cannot pump enough blood for the body. . . . → Read More: Gene Therapy Safety Study for Heart Failure Underway

Trial Testing Gene-Edited, Modified Oilseed Plants

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An agricultural science lab in the U.K. is beginning research on sustainable methods for growing genome-edited camelina plants, along with modifying the plant’s genetics by adding genes from other plant species. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Gene-Edited, Modified Oilseed Plants

Virtual Biopsy in Development to Detect Melanoma

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An engineering professor in Colorado is developing a new process for diagnosing melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer that analyzes conditions in the skin without removing tissue samples. . . . → Read More: Virtual Biopsy in Development to Detect Melanoma

Mobile Tech Helps Reduce Adverse Cancer Therapy Effects

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Mobile technology combined with sensor-connected home devices are shown in a clinical trial to help patients reduce adverse side effects from radiation therapy for head and neck cancer. . . . → Read More: Mobile Tech Helps Reduce Adverse Cancer Therapy Effects

Trial to Test 3-D Printed Prosthetic Arms for Kids

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A clinical trial is recruiting participants to evaluate low-cost prosthetic arms custom-designed for children and produced with three-dimensional printing. . . . → Read More: Trial to Test 3-D Printed Prosthetic Arms for Kids

Clinical Trials Okayed for Sickle Cell Gene Editing

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Two companies developing therapies for inherited blood disorders say the Food and Drug Administration approved their application to begin clinical trials of treatments for sickle cell disease with gene editing. . . . → Read More: Clinical Trials Okayed for Sickle Cell Gene Editing