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Infographic — “Wearables” Means Worn on Wrist

Chart: Wearables market

The term “wearables” in most cases means a device worn on the wrist. . . . → Read More: Infographic — “Wearables” Means Worn on Wrist

Spin-Off Company Developing New Antibiotics

MRSA bacteria

A start-up enterprise in the U.K. is commercializing research from a university lab that discovered a new class of antibiotics promising to treat drug-resistant bacterial infections. . . . → Read More: Spin-Off Company Developing New Antibiotics

App Offers Fast, Inexpensive Urinary Tract Infection Test

Bacterial test app

A system for identifying bacterial infections shows the system’s smartphone app and accompanying lab kit can detect urinary tract infections, including those with sepsis, in about an hour. . . . → Read More: App Offers Fast, Inexpensive Urinary Tract Infection Test

Virtual Reality Therapy Company Gains $5.1M in Early Funds

Scene from VR program

A company in the U.K. developing automated treatments for phobias using immersive virtual reality is raising £3.2 million ($US 5.1 million) in its first venture funding round. . . . → Read More: Virtual Reality Therapy Company Gains $5.1M in Early Funds

Small Business Grant Supports Bone Fracture Technology

Philip and Stewart Low

An award from National Institutes of Health is funding development of a new injected drug that promises to repair bone fractures without surgery. . . . → Read More: Small Business Grant Supports Bone Fracture Technology

Gene-Edited Stem Cells Reduce Cocaine Seeking, Overdoses

Cocaine addiction

The genome-editing technique Crispr used with stem cells is shown to release enzymes that reduce cocaine-seeking behavior in lab mice and protect against overdoses. . . . → Read More: Gene-Edited Stem Cells Reduce Cocaine Seeking, Overdoses

Trial Testing Universal Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine in Children

Train pssengers in masks

A clinical trial is underway evaluating a vaccine given as a nasal spray among children and teens that promises to protect against multiple flu types. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Universal Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine in Children

Exosuit Designed for Personalized Walking Help

Military exosuit

A wearable robotic exoskeleton designed into textiles to provide personalized assistance is shown in lab and field tests to reduce the amount effort needed to walk long distances. . . . → Read More: Exosuit Designed for Personalized Walking Help

Patents Awarded for Stem Cell Heart Disease Technologies

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

A company developing treatments for heart disease using stem cells to regenerate healthy heart tissue received two new patents for techniques supporting its core processes. . . . → Read More: Patents Awarded for Stem Cell Heart Disease Technologies

NIH Grant Aims to Make Drugs Taste Better, Not Bitter

Dispensing pills

A new award from National Institutes of Health funds a study to identify components in taste bud cells that block bitter taste sensations encountered in some drugs and foods. . . . → Read More: NIH Grant Aims to Make Drugs Taste Better, Not Bitter