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Univ. Lab Developing Self-Sanitizing Face Mask

Hun Park and Haiyue Huang

A materials science team is creating a face mask that kills infectious virus particles, such as those spreading Covid-19, as well as blocks respiratory droplets. . . . → Read More: Univ. Lab Developing Self-Sanitizing Face Mask

Univ Labs Developing Covid-19, Outbreak Test Devices

Lena Dolgosheina

Two university labs are creating tests or monitoring devices to detect novel coronavirus, or Covid-19 viruses, and spot other viral outbreaks when they occur. . . . → Read More: Univ Labs Developing Covid-19, Outbreak Test Devices

Start-Up Developing Marine Bio-Inspired Super Glue

Mussels

A new enterprise is creating an strong binding adhesive inspired by mussels, derived from research in a university chemistry and materials science lab. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Developing Marine Bio-Inspired Super Glue

Venom-Aided Immunotherapy Designed for Brain Tumors

Death stalker scorpion

Cancer researchers developed engineered immune-system cells, helped by peptides from scorpion venom, that in lab mice bind more reliably to brain tumor cells. . . . → Read More: Venom-Aided Immunotherapy Designed for Brain Tumors

Waste Plastic-to-Energy System Unveiled

Waste plastic cups

A company developing waste-to-energy conversion systems revealed a version of its product that converts waste plastic to heat and electric power. . . . → Read More: Waste Plastic-to-Energy System Unveiled

Synthetic Cell Matrix Devised for Cancer Drug Testing

Honeycomb scaffold

A bioengineering lab is creating synthetic cell scaffolds that simulate tumor cells and tissue, offering a more reliable way of testing new cancer drugs. . . . → Read More: Synthetic Cell Matrix Devised for Cancer Drug Testing

Smartphone Saliva Test Detects Infectious Diseases

Smartphone system developers

A university engineering lab designed a simple, inexpensive point-of-care device, powered by a smartphone, to detect infectious and other diseases. . . . → Read More: Smartphone Saliva Test Detects Infectious Diseases

Skin Patch Senses Glucose, Emits Insulin as Needed

Insulin patch

A bio-engineering team developed a small patch worn on the skin that in lab mice and pigs senses blood glucose levels and releases insulin when required. . . . → Read More: Skin Patch Senses Glucose, Emits Insulin as Needed

Univ. Licenses Therapeutic Hibernation Technology

Arctic ground squirrel

University of Alaska is licensing research lab discoveries to a spin-off company to develop techniques to achieve a hibernation-type state in humans. . . . → Read More: Univ. Licenses Therapeutic Hibernation Technology

Patent Awarded for DNA Tags on Synthetic Fibers

DNA analysis graphic

A company creating tags similar to bar codes from nucleic acids like DNA received a patent for a process to identify and track synthetic fibers made from wood. . . . → Read More: Patent Awarded for DNA Tags on Synthetic Fibers