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Self-Powered Sun Exposure Chip, App Developed

UV sensor chip

A tiny wireless sensor chip measuring exposure to ultraviolet or UV rays from the sun, developed by a university lab, is now offered by a cosmetics company with an accompanying smartphone app. . . . → Read More: Self-Powered Sun Exposure Chip, App Developed

Mount Sinai, Sanofi, Sema4 Partner on Long-Term Asthma Study

Inspecting lung X-rays

A collaboration of Mount Sinai medical center, drug maker Sanofi, and data science company Sema4 aims to track people with asthma for 5 years to help develop personalized treatments for the disease. . . . → Read More: Mount Sinai, Sanofi, Sema4 Partner on Long-Term Asthma Study

Project to Catalog Precision Lung Cancer Immunotherapies

Lung cancer development

A new research initiative in the U.K. is collecting and mapping precise combinations of therapies that invoke the immune system to treat lung cancer. . . . → Read More: Project to Catalog Precision Lung Cancer Immunotherapies

Prosthetic Joint Provides More Natural Wrist Movements

Wrist joint

An academic-industry engineering team in Sweden developed and tested a prosthetic wrist joint that provides more natural movement and control than most current devices. . . . → Read More: Prosthetic Joint Provides More Natural Wrist Movements

Company Formed to Advance Sickle Cell Gene Therapy

Sickle cell illustration

A Swiss medical technologies company and Cincinnati Children’s hospital in Ohio are starting a new enterprise to commercialize research on gene therapies for inherited blood disorders. . . . → Read More: Company Formed to Advance Sickle Cell Gene Therapy

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