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RNA Therapies Start-Up Raises $55.3M in Early Funds

A start-up company creating treatments for inherited diseases that target faulty RNA transcribed from genetic codes is raising $55.3 million in its first venture funding round. . . . → Read More: RNA Therapies Start-Up Raises $55.3M in Early Funds

NIH Grant Funds Synthetic Peptide for Severe Asthma

A synthetic peptide, a short chain of amino acids, is being developed as a treatment for severe cases of asthma that do not respond to conventional drugs. . . . → Read More: NIH Grant Funds Synthetic Peptide for Severe Asthma

Techniques Devised to Speed-Up Plant Breeding

Plant scientists in Australia and the U.K. developed a process that sharply cuts the amount of time needed to produce new breeds of plant crops including commercial varieties of wheat. . . . → Read More: Techniques Devised to Speed-Up Plant Breeding

Trial Testing Biomarkers as Brain Injury Diagnostics

A clinical trial is underway in Finland testing the ability to detect traumatic brain injuries with simple blood, urine, and saliva tests. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Biomarkers as Brain Injury Diagnostics

Microneedle Patch Delivers Anti-Obesity Drugs

A skin patch containing hundreds of tiny porous needles is shown in lab mice to deliver drugs that turn ordinary body fat into calorie-burning brown fat to reduce body mass. . . . → Read More: Microneedle Patch Delivers Anti-Obesity Drugs

Audio-Brain Stimulation Shown to Reduce PTSD Symptoms

A clinical trial shows a non-invasive technique that translates and feeds back brain waves as audio tones reduces PTSD symptoms in current and former military personnel for 6 months. . . . → Read More: Audio-Brain Stimulation Shown to Reduce PTSD Symptoms

Retinal Scanner Detects Early Vision Problems

A Canadian engineering lab designed a retinal scanner that helps diagnose eye diseases in their early stages, often well before vision loss occurs. . . . → Read More: Retinal Scanner Detects Early Vision Problems

Phone Sensors Shown to Monitor Chemotherapy Effects

Catheter for chemotherapy (Rhoda Baer, National Cancer Institute)

21 December 2017. A group of cancer patients was able to monitor the severity of effects of their chemotherapy with built-in sensors on smartphones and fitness trackers. Results of the clinical study, led by researchers at University of Pittsburgh, appear in the 19 December issue of . . . → Read More: Phone Sensors Shown to Monitor Chemotherapy Effects

Super High-Resolution Photo Sensor Developed

Engineers at Dartmouth College developed a sensor that captures light signals at high speed and resolution down to the level of individual photons. . . . → Read More: Super High-Resolution Photo Sensor Developed

Reading Vital Signs with Radio Waves Designed

Engineers at Cornell University developed techniques for reading a person’s key health indicators with plastic tags and radio waves instead of the specialized devices used today. . . . → Read More: Reading Vital Signs with Radio Waves Designed