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Update – Verily Suspends Glucose-Sensing Contact Lens Project

Smart contact lenses

An initiative developing a contact lens that measures blood glucose levels in tear fluid is now on hold, according to Verily Life Sciences, a division of Alphabet, the parent company of Google. . . . → Read More: Update – Verily Suspends Glucose-Sensing Contact Lens Project

Trial Tests Diabetes Mgmt. Program vs. Smartphone Glucose Meter

Livongo meter

A new clinical trial is testing a diabetes management program that includes Internet-connected glucose meters and one-on-one coaching against smartphone-enabled glucose meters alone. . . . → Read More: Trial Tests Diabetes Mgmt. Program vs. Smartphone Glucose Meter

DNA-Encoded Synthetic Antibodies Protect Against Ebola

Ebola virus

Synthetic antibodies derived from survivors of Ebola infections are shown to be quick and simple to develop, and in lab mice to provide long-term protection against against Ebola viruses. . . . → Read More: DNA-Encoded Synthetic Antibodies Protect Against Ebola

Biotechs to Develop Personal Cancer-Killing Virus Vaccines

Adenovirus illustration

Two biotechnology companies developing engineered viruses as cancer therapies plan to create personalized treatments for solid tumors with viruses that harness the immune system. . . . → Read More: Biotechs to Develop Personal Cancer-Killing Virus Vaccines

NIH Funds Support for Point-of-Care Device Entrepreneurs

Medical care

Two institutions in Massachusetts are starting a program to help inventors and new enterprises anywhere in the U.S. bring their point-of-care medical devices to market. . . . → Read More: NIH Funds Support for Point-of-Care Device Entrepreneurs

Munich Airport, MIT Lab Partner on Smart City

Munich airport

An engineering lab at MIT and the R&D hub at Munich, Germany’s international airport are studying the use of digital technologies to improve urban life, using the hub’s campus as a laboratory. . . . → Read More: Munich Airport, MIT Lab Partner on Smart City

NASA Boosts 3-D Printing, Lasers in Space Manufacturing

Glass-metal welding samples

The federal government’s space agency is supporting two projects for improving the capabilities of astronauts to create and repair their equipment during space travel. . . . → Read More: NASA Boosts 3-D Printing, Lasers in Space Manufacturing

Trial Testing Smartwatch to Detect Heart Rhythm Problems

Apple smartwatch

clinical trial is enrolling more than 400,000 participants to test an app written for an Apple smartwatch to detect atrial fibrillation, a form of irregular heart rhythms. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Smartwatch to Detect Heart Rhythm Problems

Gene Silencing Technology Licensed in $3.7B Deal

RNA strand illustration

Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, developing treatments for disease that silence genes by interfering with their RNA instructions, is licensing its technology to drug maker Eli Lilly and Co . . . → Read More: Gene Silencing Technology Licensed in $3.7B Deal

NVIDIA, Scripps Partner on Medical Deep Learning Applications

Artificial intelligence graphic

A high-performance computer chip maker and life science research center are collaborating on extending deep learning, a form of artificial intelligence, into more areas of medical science and practice. . . . → Read More: NVIDIA, Scripps Partner on Medical Deep Learning Applications