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Urine Test Shows Promise for Cancer Screening

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Biomedical engineers and materials scientists developed a simple urine test that in samples from lab mice show they can screen for colon cancer. . . . → Read More: Urine Test Shows Promise for Cancer Screening

Deep Learning Techniques Speed Drug Discovery

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Researchers developed and demonstrated techniques with deep learning to discover new small molecule drugs ready for validation and lab animal tests in 21 days. . . . → Read More: Deep Learning Techniques Speed Drug Discovery

Chip Device Simulates Islet Cell Functions

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A new device testing the functions of insulin-producing islet cells in the pancreas is designed on a plastic chip made with common materials and manufacturing methods. . . . → Read More: Chip Device Simulates Islet Cell Functions

Robotic Device Navigates Brain Blood Vessels

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Engineers and materials scientists designed a robotic device thin and flexible enough to thread through blood vessels in a model brain under remote control. . . . → Read More: Robotic Device Navigates Brain Blood Vessels

Patch Designed for Vaccines, Cancer Treatments

Microneedle patch

An engineering team designed a small skin patch with tiny needles that in lab mice quickly delivers vaccines and possibly treatments for melanoma. . . . → Read More: Patch Designed for Vaccines, Cancer Treatments

Crispr Deployed for Programmable Smart Hydrogels

Crispr hydrogel

Bio-engineers developed a process using the gene editing technique Crispr to design gel materials with properties added for drug delivery, diagnostics, and electronic circuits. . . . → Read More: Crispr Deployed for Programmable Smart Hydrogels

Small Biz Grant Funds Pre-Term Gut Microbe Therapy

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National Institutes of Health is supporting development of an extended-release probiotic treatment for necrotizing enterocolitis, an intestinal disease affecting premature infants. . . . → Read More: Small Biz Grant Funds Pre-Term Gut Microbe Therapy

Carb-X Funds Drug-Resistant Bacterial Vaccine

Klebsiella pneumoniae

A company developing vaccines with synthetic biology is receiving a grant for a vaccine to prevent infections from drug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria. . . . → Read More: Carb-X Funds Drug-Resistant Bacterial Vaccine

Optic Nerve Stimulation Developed as Visual Prosthetic

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Engineers in Europe developed an electronic device that connects to and stimulates the optic nerve, producing simple visual patterns in lab animals. . . . → Read More: Optic Nerve Stimulation Developed as Visual Prosthetic

FDA Okays Celiac Disease Engineered Microbe Trial

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A company making synthetic biological therapies received authorization to begin clinical trials in the U.S. for an engineered microbe to treat celiac disease. . . . → Read More: FDA Okays Celiac Disease Engineered Microbe Trial