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Electrode in Brain Blood Vessel Shown to Stimulate Body Muscles

Stentrode device

Electrodes sent into a blood vessel in the brain with a catheter and stent are shown in tests with sheep to stimulate muscles in the animals’ faces and limbs. . . . → Read More: Electrode in Brain Blood Vessel Shown to Stimulate Body Muscles

RNA Therapy Helps Reduce Preeclampsia Symptoms

Pregnant woman

Experimental treatments with engineered RNA are shown in lab animals to reduce symptoms of preeclampsia, a disorder causing high blood pressure in pregnant women. . . . → Read More: RNA Therapy Helps Reduce Preeclampsia Symptoms

Faster Crop Breeding Techniques Made Available to Other Scientists

Growing wheat

Plant scientists in the U.K. and Australia are making available to their colleagues experimental techniques that speed-up breeding cycles for more commercial crop varieties. . . . → Read More: Faster Crop Breeding Techniques Made Available to Other Scientists

Infographic — Can Digital Tech Make a Better World?

Digital technology poll chart

Large segments of the public in 10 advanced countries — but not a majority — still believe digital technology can help solve many of the world’s challenges, such as poverty, hunger, and climate change. . . . → Read More: Infographic — Can Digital Tech Make a Better World?

Trials Evaluating Blood Tests to Guide Cancer Treatment

Blood sample tubes

Researchers in Australia are conducting clinical trials of blood tests among cancer patients to help determine the course of their treatment, including the need for chemotherapy. . . . → Read More: Trials Evaluating Blood Tests to Guide Cancer Treatment

Genetic Engineering with Algae Boosts Crop Photosynthesis

Researchers with tobacco plants

Researchers developed a genetic engineering technique adding algae genes to some staple crops for capturing more carbon dioxide during photosynthesis and improving their yields. . . . → Read More: Genetic Engineering with Algae Boosts Crop Photosynthesis

Trial Testing Cancer Treatment Delivery Compound

Erkki Ruoslahti

A compound designed to help cancer therapies better penetrate and kill solid tumors is being tested in its first clinical trial among patients with pancreatic cancer. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Cancer Treatment Delivery Compound

Low-Dose Triple Pill Reduces Blood Pressure in More People

3 generic capsules

A clinical trial shows a single medication with low doses of three common drugs reduces high blood pressure in more people with the condition than the normal care. . . . → Read More: Low-Dose Triple Pill Reduces Blood Pressure in More People

Apps Seen Over-Diagnosing Mental Health Conditions

Mental health scrabble

A study of leading mobile apps for mental health indicates many apps promote their use with misleading guidance to individuals on the extent and seriousness of psychological conditions. . . . → Read More: Apps Seen Over-Diagnosing Mental Health Conditions

Coalition to Fight Surgical Implant Infections

Brown dragonly

Researchers in Australia from academic, not-for-profit, and business labs are investigating a solution for infections that form on orthopedic implants, based on the structure of a dragonfly’s wing. . . . → Read More: Coalition to Fight Surgical Implant Infections