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Spin-Off Gains Seed Funds for Non-Opioid Pain Drug

Molly Shoichet

A company spun-off from a university medical materials lab received start-up funds to develop a non-opioid surgical pain therapy, including a clinical trial. . . . → Read More: Spin-Off Gains Seed Funds for Non-Opioid Pain Drug

Cancer-Fighting Protein Designed to Cut Adverse Effects

Computational biology illustration

A computational biology lab designed a synthetic protein that works like natural cancer-fighting proteins, but in lab mice kills cancer cells with few adverse effects. . . . → Read More: Cancer-Fighting Protein Designed to Cut Adverse Effects

Genetic Acids Harnessed to Promote Wound Healing

Hand bandage

A bioengineering team designed a way to use acids in DNA that in lab tests promote wound repair by encouraging production of healing proteins in surrounding tissues. . . . → Read More: Genetic Acids Harnessed to Promote Wound Healing

Sustainable Bioplastics Produced from Microbes, Algae

Ulva or sea lettuce

Researchers in Israel showed in lab tests the feasibility of producing biocompatible and degradable plastics from ocean microbes and algae. . . . → Read More: Sustainable Bioplastics Produced from Microbes, Algae

Eye Drops Reverse Infected Eye Scarring

Eyes looking at laptop

Eye drops containing a therapeutic protein and applied as a gel, are shown in lab mice to remove scar tissue from the surface of infected or damaged corneas. . . . → Read More: Eye Drops Reverse Infected Eye Scarring

Drug Discovery Start-Up Gains $400M Financing

Glasses, computer screens

A 2 year-old company using computational techniques to find protein-targeting drugs raised $400 million in new financing, led by the venture funding arm of Softbank. . . . → Read More: Drug Discovery Start-Up Gains $400M Financing

A.I.-Aided Processes Reduce Chemical Reaction Time, Waste

Ryan Hartman

A chemical engineering lab designed processes with artificial intelligence to screen chemical reactions in small quantities that can reduce the time and waste in current methods. . . . → Read More: A.I.-Aided Processes Reduce Chemical Reaction Time, Waste

Nanotech Polymers Deliver More Effective Arthritis Therapy

Knee joint X-ray

A chemical engineering lab developed a process to help proteins combined with nanoscale polymers penetrate the cartilage in lab rodents and boost treatment for damage caused by osteoarthritis. . . . → Read More: Nanotech Polymers Deliver More Effective Arthritis Therapy

Hydrogel Developed for Lower-Cost Wound Healing

Porous hydrogel

An engineering lab develop a new hydrogel with readily available materials that in lab tests promotes healing of wounds similar to those encountered by people with diabetes. . . . → Read More: Hydrogel Developed for Lower-Cost Wound Healing

RNA Therapy Helps Reduce Preeclampsia Symptoms

Pregnant woman

Experimental treatments with engineered RNA are shown in lab animals to reduce symptoms of preeclampsia, a disorder causing high blood pressure in pregnant women. . . . → Read More: RNA Therapy Helps Reduce Preeclampsia Symptoms