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Trial Underway Testing Brain-Computer Implant

Stentrode implant

The first participant in a clinical trial received an experimental minimally-invasive brain implant to record brain signals, testing the implant’s feasibility for assistive technology. . . . → Read More: Trial Underway Testing Brain-Computer Implant

Safe, Economical Method Devised to Make Graphene

Eucalyptus trees

Researchers in Australia and India developed a safer and much less costly process for synthesizing the super-material graphene using an extract from eucalyptus bark. . . . → Read More: Safe, Economical Method Devised to Make Graphene

CBD Shown Effective Against Staph, Strep Bacteria

MRSA bacteria

Tests of synthetic cannabidiol, or CBD, show the compound is as effective as current antibiotics against a class of microbes that includes Staphyloccocus and Streptococcus bacteria. . . . → Read More: CBD Shown Effective Against Staph, Strep Bacteria

Strep A Vaccine Project Launched

Streptococcus pyogenes bacteria

An international initiative is underway to begin work on a vaccine against group A streptococcus infections becoming resistant to today’s antibiotics. . . . → Read More: Strep A Vaccine Project Launched

Scorpion-Derived Peptide Lights Up Brain Tumors

Results from a clinical trial show a peptide derived from scorpion venom illuminates brain tumor cells making removal of the tumors easier for surgeons. . . . → Read More: Scorpion-Derived Peptide Lights Up Brain Tumors

Univ-Business Consortium Developing Advanced Satellites

Australia from space

An international consortium, led by University of South Australia, plans to create a new generation of space satellites with greater sensing and communications capabilities. . . . → Read More: Univ-Business Consortium Developing Advanced Satellites

Smartwatch Monitor Boosts Parkinson’s Care

PKG System

A university in the U.K. designed a home-based care plan for people with Parkinson’s disease that uses a smartwatch device to monitor their conditions. . . . → Read More: Smartwatch Monitor Boosts Parkinson’s Care

Consortium to Speed Vaccine Production

Syringe

An alliance of research organizations is designing ways to cut the time needed to develop, test, and manufacture new vaccines to as little as 6 months. . . . → Read More: Consortium to Speed Vaccine Production

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