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Chip Device Performs Detailed Cancer Cell Analysis

HydroSeq chip

A lab-on-a-chip device shows in tests with cancer patient blood samples to detect and analyze circulating tumor cells providing precise therapy targets. . . . → Read More: Chip Device Performs Detailed Cancer Cell Analysis

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

Wearables, Genetics Reveal Early Health Issues

Operating a smart watch

Genetic and personal health data, including from wearable devices, from more than 100 healthy volunteers for several years revealed many early signs of disease. . . . → Read More: Wearables, Genetics Reveal Early Health Issues

Trial Tests Diabetes Drug for Smoking Cessation

Luba Yammine and Joy Schmitz

A clinical trial began enrolling participants to test the ability of a drug approved for treating diabetes, to also help people stop smoking cigarettes . . . → Read More: Trial Tests Diabetes Drug for Smoking Cessation

Tissue Chip Experiments Set for Space Station

Astronaut with tissue chip

A collection of 4 new tissue chip experiments are among the payloads to be sent next week to the International Space Station or ISS. . . . → Read More: Tissue Chip Experiments Set for Space Station

Precision Medicine Tested for Combination Cancer Therapies

Cancer magnified

Results from a clinical trial show precision medicine, where the genomic nature of tumors guides the choice of treatment, can identify a combination of cancer therapies with better outcomes for patients. . . . → Read More: Precision Medicine Tested for Combination Cancer Therapies

Gel Boosts T-Cells for Cancer Treatments

T-cells illustration

A biomedical engineering team devised techniques using a gel to produce more engineered T-cells, which in lab mice stopped the growth of tumors. . . . → Read More: Gel Boosts T-Cells for Cancer Treatments

Patent Awarded for Engineered T-Cell Cancer Therapy

Human T-cell

An experimental treatment using a person’s modified T-cells from the immune system to attack solid tumor cancers received a U.S. patent. . . . → Read More: Patent Awarded for Engineered T-Cell Cancer Therapy

Radiation-Antibody Biotech Raises $105M in Venture Funds

John Valiant

A company creating cancer treatments that combine radiation therapy with the targeting of synthetic antibodies is raising $105 million in its second round of venture financing. . . . → Read More: Radiation-Antibody Biotech Raises $105M in Venture Funds

Immuno-, Chemotherapy Shown to Shrink Pancreatic Cancers

Chemotherapy vials

Early results from a clinical trial show a combination of immunotherapy and chemotherapy drugs shrunk tumors in most participants with pancreatic cancer. . . . → Read More: Immuno-, Chemotherapy Shown to Shrink Pancreatic Cancers