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Trials to Test Stem Cell Treatments for Eye Injuries

Retina close-up

A series of clinical trials are planned to test the use of adult stem cells to treat injuries to the eyes that lead to vision loss. . . . → Read More: Trials to Test Stem Cell Treatments for Eye Injuries

Exosuit Designed for Personalized Walking Help

Military exosuit

A wearable robotic exoskeleton designed into textiles to provide personalized assistance is shown in lab and field tests to reduce the amount effort needed to walk long distances. . . . → Read More: Exosuit Designed for Personalized Walking Help

Platform to Integrate Robotics, Synthetic Biology, A.I.

Microbes

Two companies are developing a new model for a cloud-based platform that makes possible automated collaborative research with artificial intelligence in synthetic biology. . . . → Read More: Platform to Integrate Robotics, Synthetic Biology, A.I.

FDA Clears First Blood Test for Concussions

The Food and Drug Administration authorized for marketing in the U.S. a blood test that screens for chemical indicators in the blood for concussions, a form of traumatic brain injury. . . . → Read More: FDA Clears First Blood Test for Concussions

Personal Brain Stimulation Shown to Boost Memory

A team of psychologists and neuroscientists developed techniques for monitoring and electrically stimulating key parts of the brain, personalized to each individual, which in tests show can improve a person’s memory. . . . → Read More: Personal Brain Stimulation Shown to Boost Memory

Super High-Resolution Photo Sensor Developed

Engineers at Dartmouth College developed a sensor that captures light signals at high speed and resolution down to the level of individual photons. . . . → Read More: Super High-Resolution Photo Sensor Developed

Emergency Sealant Gel Developed for Eye Injuries

A medical engineering team created a gel material that safely closes injured eye tissue until surgical treatments can be given. . . . → Read More: Emergency Sealant Gel Developed for Eye Injuries

Marine Animal Venom Studied for Pain Drugs

A medical research team is investigating the chemistry in venom from snail-like marine animals to discover natural alternative drugs for pain. . . . → Read More: Marine Animal Venom Studied for Pain Drugs

Engineered Viruses Studied to Improve Plant Traits.

A research study funded by the U.S. Department of Defense is investigating genetic alterations of plant viruses for delivery of genes to quickly protect corn crops against threats like pests and drought. . . . → Read More: Engineered Viruses Studied to Improve Plant Traits.

Darpa Funding Research on Brain-Digital Implants

The advanced research agency in Department of Defense is supporting six new projects on neural devices that connect the brain to digital technologies to restore sensory functions. . . . → Read More: Darpa Funding Research on Brain-Digital Implants