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Licensing Deal for Bioinks in 3-D Printed Transplant Lungs

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A company in Maryland developing alternatives to human organ transplants is licensing a technology to help create 3-D printed lungs for transplantation with bioinks derived from tobacco plants. . . . → Read More: Licensing Deal for Bioinks in 3-D Printed Transplant Lungs

Nerve Stimulation Reduces Pain, Fatigue from Lupus

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Results from a clinical trial show external stimulation of a major nerve in the body helps relieve pan and fatigue in people with systemic lupus erythematosus, more commonly known as lupus. . . . → Read More: Nerve Stimulation Reduces Pain, Fatigue from Lupus

Health System Connects Mobile App to 250 Devices

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A health care system in Boston is developing a mobile app to make it easier to share data from 250 home and wearable devices that collect medically related information. . . . → Read More: Health System Connects Mobile App to 250 Devices

NIH Supporting Electronic Neuro Drug Test Technology

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A university spin-off enterprise is receiving funds from National Institute of Mental Health to develop a simple, reliable electronic device to evaluate effects of neurological drugs on brain cells. . . . → Read More: NIH Supporting Electronic Neuro Drug Test Technology

Harvard Spin-Off, AbbVie Partner on Fibrosis Treatments

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Drug maker AbbVie and biotechnology company Morphic Therapeutic are collaborating on new treatments for fibrosis based on Morphic’s technology blocking proteins that promote fibrosis. . . . → Read More: Harvard Spin-Off, AbbVie Partner on Fibrosis Treatments

Diabetes Drug Assessed Long-Term Against All Other Treatments

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A new clinical trial is testing the drug semaglutide for people with type 2 diabetes against as many as 40 other diabetes treatments when used as a supplemental drug over 2 years. . . . → Read More: Diabetes Drug Assessed Long-Term Against All Other Treatments

Trials Evaluating Blood Tests to Guide Cancer Treatment

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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

Infectious Disease Sequencing Service, Training Launched

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A cloud-based open-source genomic sequencing program is underway to identify the source and nature of infectious diseases anywhere in the world. . . . → Read More: Infectious Disease Sequencing Service, Training Launched

Antibody Designed to Stop Inflammation Protein in Brain

Katerina Akassoglou

A synthetic antibody is shown in tests with lab mice to block the blood protein fibrin from causing inflammation and related damage to brain cells found in neurodegenerative diseases. . . . → Read More: Antibody Designed to Stop Inflammation Protein in Brain

Virtual Knee Replacement Rehab Shown Less Costly

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Early results from a clinical trial show a virtual rehabilitation program for people with total knee replacement surgery works as well as conventional rehab methods, but at a lower cost. . . . → Read More: Virtual Knee Replacement Rehab Shown Less Costly