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Microfluidics, Sound Waves Combined for Liquid Biopsies

Biomedical engineers from several universities developed a microfluidics, or lab-on-a-chip, device that uses sound waves to quickly isolate tiny packets of cell materials for detecting diseases. . . . → Read More: Microfluidics, Sound Waves Combined for Liquid Biopsies

Avian Flu Vaccine with Longer Protection in Development

A biotechnology company is designing a vaccine to protect against the newly emergent avian flu to provide more sustained protection like seasonal flu vaccines. . . . → Read More: Avian Flu Vaccine with Longer Protection in Development

Stem Cells Shown to Heal Chronic Leg Wounds

Experimental treatments using patients’ own stem cells were shown in a pilot test to heal painful chronic wounds on their legs and feet. . . . → Read More: Stem Cells Shown to Heal Chronic Leg Wounds

Will 2017 Be The Year Of The First Human Head Transplant?

Surgeon Sergio Canavero is adamant that a human head transplant is doable and can result in a quadriplegic individual, in time, regaining full use of a body, albeit not the one they were born with. . . . → Read More: Will 2017 Be The Year Of The First Human Head Transplant?

3-D Organ Printing Company Gains Seed Funds

A start-up enterprise seeking to create replacement human tissue and organs with three-dimensional printing is raising $1.8 million in seed capital. . . . → Read More: 3-D Organ Printing Company Gains Seed Funds

FDA Clears First Mobile App for Substance Abuse

A smartphone app designed to help treat substance abuse disorders received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. . . . → Read More: FDA Clears First Mobile App for Substance Abuse

Drug Delivery Technology Licensed in $2B Deals

The biotechnology company Halozyme Therapeutics Inc. is licensing its technology for making infusion drugs deliverable with injections to two more drug makers. . . . → Read More: Drug Delivery Technology Licensed in $2B Deals

Brain-Computer Link in Development for Spinal Injury

A consortium of engineering labs is designing a system translating commands in the brain to prosthetic devices that help people walk with spinal cord injury. . . . → Read More: Brain-Computer Link in Development for Spinal Injury

Cochlear Implant Robotics Start-Up Gains NIH Funds

A university spin-off enterprise developing robotics to make cochlear implants for hearing loss safer and more effective is receiving a Small Business Innovation Research, or SBIR, grant to advance its technology. . . . → Read More: Cochlear Implant Robotics Start-Up Gains NIH Funds

Microchips Designed for Tracking Bodily Functions

Engineering researchers designed a tiny chip device that identifies precise locations inside the body, a key feature for ingestible medical devices. . . . → Read More: Microchips Designed for Tracking Bodily Functions