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Hearing Tech Company Raises New Venture Funds

Smart Ear device and app

A company creating devices that help people with hearing impairments, but without the stigma or cost of hearing aids, is raising $7 million in new venture funds. . . . → Read More: Hearing Tech Company Raises New Venture Funds

Mobile App to Track Fat, Sugar Consumption

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A mobile app is being created that allows users to record their eating of saturated fat and added sugar in near real time to better gauge health effects. . . . → Read More: Mobile App to Track Fat, Sugar Consumption

Univ. Lab Develops, Licenses Sports Injury Implant

Pitcher Matt Grace

A medical device company now offers a synthetic tissue implant for torn rotator cuff, a common sports injury, designed at a Purdue University engineering lab. . . . → Read More: Univ. Lab Develops, Licenses Sports Injury Implant

Trial to Test Direct Crispr Blood Stem Cell Edits

Sickle cells illustration

A clinical trial is set to begin that tests a direct form of gene editing with Crispr to correct inherited malfunctioning genes causing sickle cell disease. . . . → Read More: Trial to Test Direct Crispr Blood Stem Cell Edits

Coupons, Vouchers Used for Few Prescription Drugs

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An analysis of customer transactions shows discounts from suppliers are used for only a small fraction of prescription drugs on the market. . . . → Read More: Coupons, Vouchers Used for Few Prescription Drugs

Infographic – Covax Begins Vaccine Deliveries

Chart: Covax deliveries

Deliveries so far represent a small fraction of the allotments to those countries, with deliveries for other allotments not yet underway. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Covax Begins Vaccine Deliveries

Intensive Care Bed Designed for Preterm Babies

Clinical trial results show a hospital bed that simulates contact with a mothers’ body helps preterm babies cope with unpleasant medical procedures. . . . → Read More: Intensive Care Bed Designed for Preterm Babies

Microbiome Therapy Shown to Cut Covid-19 Health Needs

Gut microbes

A clinical trial shows a treatment targeting gut microbes reduces health care use and recovery times in people with mild to moderate Covid-19 disease. . . . → Read More: Microbiome Therapy Shown to Cut Covid-19 Health Needs

Clinical Trial Tests In-Tumor Breast Cancer Therapy

Breast cancer self exam

A clinical trial is set to begin that tests a treatment for early-stage breast cancer delivered directly into the tumor before surgery is scheduled. . . . → Read More: Clinical Trial Tests In-Tumor Breast Cancer Therapy

Test Vaccine Protects Against Wide Coronavirus Range

Two piglets

Researchers at two Virginia universities developed an experimental vaccine that in tests with pigs protects against SARS-CoV-2 and other coronaviruses. . . . → Read More: Test Vaccine Protects Against Wide Coronavirus Range