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Long-Term Effects Shown from Hemophilia Gene Therapy

Drop of blood

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

Trial to Test 3-D Printed Prosthetic Arms for Kids

3-D printed prosthetic arms

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

Sickle cell illustration

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

University, Industry Labs Partner on Bioprinted Tissue

lung illustration

A joint project between Indiana University and the company Lung Biotechnology is investigating three-dimensional bioprinting to produce animal tissue for research on organ transplantation, and eventually for transplants themselves. . . . → Read More: University, Industry Labs Partner on Bioprinted Tissue

3-D Models Devised to Simulate Patients’ Tumors

Gioeli lab group

A university lab is teaming up with a local biotechnology company to develop realistic models of tumors from individual cancer patients, enabling more personalized treatment options. . . . → Read More: 3-D Models Devised to Simulate Patients’ Tumors

Gates Grant Funds A.I. for Malaria Drug Discovery

Giving anti-malaria drugs

An award from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is supporting research by a digital drug discovery company and university lab into use of artificial intelligence to find new drugs for treating malaria. . . . → Read More: Gates Grant Funds A.I. for Malaria Drug Discovery

Virtual Reality Harnessed for Stroke Rehab

Peii Chen

A rehabilitation research foundation and company specializing in immersive technologies are applying virtual reality to help treat spacial neglect, a common cognitive disability associated with stroke. . . . → Read More: Virtual Reality Harnessed for Stroke Rehab

Students Write App to Operate, Enhance Exoskeleton

Operating Mobile Maestro

A group of computer science students at Michigan State University designed a smartphone app to operate a robotic-arm exoskeleton for individuals with disabilities. . . . → Read More: Students Write App to Operate, Enhance Exoskeleton

Trial Testing Nerve Stimulation for Stroke Rehab

Device and vagus nerve position

A clinical trial is recruiting participants to test an implanted device that electronically stimulates a key nerve pathway for restoring use of a person’s arm after suffering a stroke. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Nerve Stimulation for Stroke Rehab

Cellectis, Wyss Inst. Partner on Recoding Human Genome

DNA puzzle

A bioengineering center at Harvard University and a biotechnology company are creating a process for genetically editing human cell lines to produce virus-resistant synthetic proteins for research and therapies. . . . → Read More: Cellectis, Wyss Inst. Partner on Recoding Human Genome